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Farmer’s Markets and Vegetable gardens

Fresh Peas Farmers Market Ink and Watercolour

Fresh Peas Farmers Market Ink and Watercolour

I am still working on images from the Farmer’s Markets I visited a couple of weeks ago.  I was not only captivated by the wonderful fresh produce, I liked the various ways that stall holder’s displayed their wares.  This lovely old bucket was just gorgeous and very aptly labelled.  The colour went so well with the vibrant snow peas.

Tute's Cottage Vegetable Garden Ink

Tute’s Cottage Vegetable Garden Ink

I have an unfinished drawing of Tute’s vegetable garden in Castlemaine that I visited earlier, (see here) which I thought I would share with you.  It is still only a line drawing as I haven’t decided how to colour it, I have not had the results I wanted from water-colour (more my lack of skill rather then the medium), so not sure if I will return to colour pencils or water-colour pencils.  I really enjoy water-colour pencils and use them I lot in my sketch book, but I am always mindful of the fact that they are not very colour fast.  It is disappointing that so many of our art supplies are still not colourfast in this day and age.  I wish manufacturers would be mindful of this point when they develop new products.

I have had a lousy week with flu and now Autumn seems to have run away already and we have moved into our cold, grey winter.  I have been trying to do some drawing for a friend of mine and they are just not working out.  Well that is my moan, I will go back to working on the collaboration books, they always make me smile and snuggle down onto the coach with the heater on.

Karen

Some more Drawings from my Journal

 

Peas in a Pod  Journal Page Watercolour Pencils and Ink

Peas in a Pod Journal Page Watercolour Pencils and Ink

I thought that I would share some of the latest drawings from my sketch book as there are a few that you haven’t seen so far.  I have been busy, but had computer and fatigue problems so I have not been posting much. Now I have a lovely new laptop, that I have almost finished bonding with, so I hope to catch you up.

 

New Laptop, Toshiba satellite, 'Skullcandy'

New Laptop, Toshiba satellite, ‘Skullcandy’

As you can see from the first picture I have added another winter vege drawing, I think this one could be my favourite so far, the colours of the peas really pop against the subtle background.  All my practice over the last few years has really helped, I find that I am much quicker at drawing now and I find it easier to get the results I want.  Working on that 1,000 hours of practice to become proficient.

As I mentioned before there are a few pages that I have not shared with you and here is some medieval drawing I did.  I love to listen to books while I draw and I subscribe to Audible (part of amazon) for my books.  They have a great series called ‘The Great Courses’ which are a wide range of courses given by university lecturers.  I find them really fascinating and interesting, plus I learn a little bit more each time.  I love history and I have been listening to courses on the middle ages and this inspired my to do the following drawings.  The first one is of medieval tiles from various cathedrals, while the second is my design using these patterns.

Medieval Tiles Journal Page  Ink and watercolour pencil

Medieval Tiles Journal Page Ink and watercolour pencil

Medieval Patterns 1  Journal Page  Ink and watercolour pencil

Medieval Patterns 1 Journal Page Ink and watercolour pencil

The last page I have to share is the finished page of the Artichoke.  You saw it in an earlier post unfinished so I thought you might like to see it finished.  The bottom of the artichoke did not work out so well and you can see I was trying out different versions of the background, but I think it will be redone in my series of winter veg that I am working on now.

Artichoke 2 Journal Page Ink and watercolour pencils

Artichoke 2 Journal Page Ink and watercolour pencils

I will be posting a bit more often in the next little while because I have still not caught you up with all I have been doing.  I have had enough energy to keep the art work going but not enough to keep up with the posting.

Karen