Monday, 15 November 2010

Autumn Trees

Watercolour in Sketchbook
Bridget Hunter 2010

A watercolour sketch of trees in the Lake District trying to show the wonderful siennas and burnt oranges of bracken and follage.

Monday, 25 October 2010

Bridget Hunter 2010

A quick study of the kitchen window. 

Friday, 22 October 2010

Smudge relaxing!

2B pencil and Watercolour
Bridget Hunter 2010

Smudge had rearranged himself again - tried to quickly capture his complete relaxation. I'm not happy with the chair - I think I should have shown more of its form.

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Smudge napping!

2B pencil and watercolour
Bridget Hunter 2010

Who can resist the curled up shape of a cat asleep in a comfy chair!

Saturday, 16 October 2010

October Sun and Shade

2b pencil
Bridget Hunter 2010

It was one of those sunny October days today - jackets on but bright skies. Took a grandchild to Culzean Park and when she fell asleep in her carseat I took the chance to stop and sketch a lane with deep evergreen hedges. The shadows crossing the road were intriguing as was the bright field in the distance. I'm thinking of using this for a painting but making the darks darker and bending the lane more.

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Child's Chair - my chair!

Pencil and Drawing Pen
Bridget Hunter 2010

I used to sit in this chair when very small. I want to include it in a painting and felt I needed to get to know the shape. It wasn't easy, took a lot of looking and redrawing.

Friday, 8 October 2010

Pepper Pages

Colour Pencil and Watercolour
Bridget Hunter 2010

Making soup and was fascinated by the view of a cut pepper. Tried to capture the image using colour pencil then pencil and watercolour. I think I prefer the first image.

Monday, 20 September 2010

One fat One thin Old brass Tin

2B Pencil
Bridget Hunter 2010

This old, slightly bashed brass tin belonged to my Welsh miner Gransher to store his pipe equipment.
I don't know why one has ended up thinner than the other, but I enjoyed the challenge of the reflections.

Wednesday, 15 September 2010


2B Pencil in Sketchbook
Bridget Hunter 2010

Sketches of my hands while searching for something to draw!!

Friday, 3 September 2010


Trainers  2B Pencil
Bridget Hunter 2010

A study of a child's trainers as I gather ideas for some new paintings based on boots and shoes.

Sunday, 29 August 2010

Garden at Les Marchelerie

Pencil and Watercolour
Bridget Hunter 2010

The garden at Les Marchelerie was full of trees, including fruit trees. It was wonderful to pick large, ripe cherries and eat whilst drawing! Nothing here is done in any great detail - just an overall impression hopefully.

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Les Machalerie

Pencil and watercolour
Bridget Hunter2010

Sketch done as a reminder of room in la Machelerie. 


Pencil and watercolour
Bridget Hunter 2010

Worked this sketch quickly as it was 38 degrees. I liked the architecture - the curved corner of the old church and the small windows.

Fresh Eggs at Les Charrieres

Pencil, coloured pencils and watercolour
Bridget Hunter 2010