Sunday, 20 May 2012

Sketching Little People

Pencil on cartridge paper
Bridget Hunter 2012

At last a sunny day so took one grandchild to playpark and had time to do some very rough sketches. I love the shapes young children make with their almost flexi frames and the baggy trousers over nappies. I just wish they would hold the pose a wee bit longer.

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

A sketch from Skye

Pencil and gouache on cartridge paper
Bridget Hunter 2011 

I've been looking through my sketchbook from Skye for images as painting subjects. 
This drawing reminded me of the red corrugated tin roofs on some of the oder buildings.

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Through the gate

Watercolour and pencil on cartridge paper
Bridget Hunter 2012

I love being among trees and  I would find it hard to live in an area where no trees grow. This is a view through to the woods beyond the Walled Garden at Culzean but I now realise I should have spent more time sketching the gate.

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

A pot of pansies

Watercolour on cartridge paper
Bridget Hunter 2012

A glorious Spring day and these pansies were turned to face the sun.

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Liz's Garden

Liz's Garden
Watercolour in Sketchbook

The sun was shining today so sat blethering and in my friend Liz's garden. She has a special way with plants - an allotment lady who grows the most amazing vegetables. In a corner she had these baby chard and lettuce in pots and, Liz being Liz, a delightful small pale blue watering can.

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Ivy Urn

Watercolour and pencil on cartridge paper
Bridget Hunter  2012

Went to sketch in The Walled Garden at Culzean and saw this old stone gatepost topped by an urn  almost hidden under ivy. Found it totally irresistible - one of those "must get this down in paint" moments.