Saturday, November 22, 2008
Virtual Sketch Date - November
Last month I found the Virtual Sketch Date blog two days after the deadline and I vowed that I would take part in November. But when I saw the reference I was a little overwhelmed by the seeming complexity of it - all those branches! So my first offering was to make a simple ink sketch and colour with watercolour - I went for representation rather than detail. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it - the vivid colours of the reference reminding me of an Autumn day in Sydney when the leaves are dropping but the sky is vibrant blue and it is hot, hot, hot. Then, tonight I decided to get out the pastels and try for a more painterly offering - it was a challenge but again I loved working with this colour combo and was both surprised and pleased with the result. Thanks to all at VSD for the opportunity to join in and I am looking forward to next month!