Sunday, 25 January 2015

Third week of sketches - almost there!

Well,  I'm still managing to keep up my sketching challenge - and thank you  all for you lovely comments and support, which are very welcome and appreciated.  In the spirit of my journal  I kept it local and meaning full to me,  and it's another mixed bag again this week.

Day 18: Dusk/sunset. This is the lovely old Edwardian lighthouse just down the road! Watercolour


Day 19: A self portrait!  Okay this was scar , no, terrifying,. But I did it! Graphite and coloured pencil.


Day 20: Something made with chocolate. Slurp! Watercolour


 Day 21: Tools! Well, I had to choose these didn't I! Noodlers flex pen/Lexington Grey ink and watercolour.


Day 22: An historic building -  Kings Weston House of course! Noodlers flex pen/Lexington Grey ink, watercolour, and water soluble graphite.


Day 23: A machine - again, I had to try and draw my lovely old Singer! Noodlers flex pen/Lexington Grey ink and watercolour.


Day 24: A barn or shed. This is the lovely C13th century Tithe Barn at Frocester in Gloucestershire, just down the road from my old home. Watercolour.


Just one more week to go. I'm determined to keep  sketching daily after the challenge is complete!

10 comments:

Elizabeth Braun said...

Fantastic! Although it's not on my current goals list, one day I mean to get to grips with sketching, drawing and painting. =)

Love your header image, BTW!

Andy Lloyd Williams said...

I love these sketches, Jules. The layout of Kings Weston with the carvings around is superb. I want to visit there now!

Andy Lloyd Williams said...

I love these sketches, Jules. The layout of Kings Weston with the carvings around is superb. I want to visit there now!

Alex said...

I love the sunset behind the lighthouse - stunning!

Anonymous said...

Hey Jules!!! I am loving your watercolors! I found a site of a water colorist who teaches online and am really loving it - her name is Billy Showell (you can find her here : http://www.subscribe.billyshowell.com/ ) you know, just in case you are interested... :D
Hugs always my sweet blogging sister,
Beth P
P.S. I feel really horrible about the mousies... I don't like, er, k.lling anything, well, okay, mosquitoes I have no guilt over. I could never get rid of that adorable little sewing mouse... way too cute :D

Rachel said...

These are turning out really well - are you finding it easier, or less scary, as you do more and more?

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Fabulous Jules and love your self portrait!

Shashi Nayagam said...

Another set of beautiful sketches. You are so talented

crazyQstitcher said...

A real pity the challenge is ending, so I hope you do keep on with your beautiful watercolours and subjects. The old machine must be feeling happy to be immortalized this way and a potted history as well. Are you framing any of these sketches?

Jules Woolford said...

Thanks Beth, Billy is a wonderful botanical artist. I feel for you with the mice!xxx