Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Ducks a ducking !

I'm trying to sketch animals on the move because, in reality,  they don't often pose unless asleep or stuffed. These are recent attempts at ducks ducking and diving in the local pond. Think I'd better take more bread next time.

Friday, 22 June 2012

The Blog "Postcard from my Walk" has restarted. This is my card sent to Robyn and Robyn's Post on the Blog.

Beauty is a Pot Belly PIg

I've always wanted a Pot Belly Pig, so can you imagine my delight when this month's postcard arrived from Bridget...
Pencil, Gouache & Coloured Pencil - Bridget Hunter
Click on image for the big picture.

I've only seen black pot belly pigs before but this one would do Monet proud.  Bridget creates magic with her palette.

This little pig, she says, lives with her friends at Dean Castle Park in Kilmanock.  She (the pig) was a very good model, standing relatively still, snuffling in the mud, while an amorous boar was snuffling ..... well, use your imagination.

This sketch is particularly treasured having come right out of Bridget's sketchbook.  I was pretty pleased with the stamp too!

Thank you Bridget.  I'll treasure my pot belly pig.

Monday, 18 June 2012

An hour in Corsica.

A few more sketches from the cruising sketchbook this time while ashore in Ajaccio, Corsica. These were done "on the run" so to speak as the ship was leaving in an hour and we'd spent the time looking at a local market. I'd love to go back there.

I did end up buying herbs for fish from the Spice and Herb stall in the hope my attempts at cooking Sea Bass might improve !

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Across to Holy Isle

Holy Isle, evening

Kingscross Point

Road to the Sea

The Witch Step and Goatfell

It's been a few days of sketching on Arran - so many places, so many choices. I wanted to use only pencil or pen but I always end up adding colour. 

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Sketching on Arran.

Brodick Castle, Arran

I'm on the beautiful Island of Arran for a few days. The weather is changeable but the dampness brings out the midgies, especially today when I went to sketch at Brodick Castle. It wasn't a hard decision to go for a tour inside but I managed a few sketches later when the sun came out. 

Sunday, 3 June 2012

A bit of Cruising

Pencil on cartridge paper
Bridget Hunter 2012

I recently returned from a bit of cruising around the Med with some friends I've known since school days. It was a first for me and and was a bit like being back on school trips - where's my tshirt, who's got a brush, that's it I've lost my purse and so on. 
These sketches were done while lazing around on deck. And, yes, that's a bit of red nail varnish - me trying to look the part !

In Rome trying out the camera in reverse. Just like cramming into a photo booth when we were 16.