Saturday, October 25, 2008

Watercolour fruit and Dog Shows

I was working away for a couple of days last week so didn't get any time for art.

Yesterday we were showing Roxie and Juno at Midland Counties Championship Show.
It was a beautiful morning, so even though the show was inside I took lots of photographs of them in the sun.

They are both are in the middle of growing their new coats.








Virtual Sketch for October

I have been wanting to try watercolour paint for my miniatures and also try my hand at some botanical art. Imagine my delight when I saw the wonderful photograph posted for the October Virtual Sketch Date.


I tried one pear in watercolour, turned another one round and finished it in graphite. I can see plenty of things that need refining, but I will be using watercolour again. In fact I've started a watercolour cat, more of that in the next post.


10 comments:

Barbara Weeks said...

I love how you put two versions in one drawing! Nicely executed!

kay susan said...

That watercolour is spot on! Makes me want to dig mine out and have a go..............

Jeanette said...

I love the contrast and uniqueness of this piece Gayle. Just lovely.

And the dogs....what beauties - or should I say handsome creatures.

Sherry said...

Oh my, you handle those colored pencils with a masterful touch. Your pears are totally convincing.

Regina Calton Burchett said...

Interesting approach to your composition - I really like the watercolor one a lot!

Andy said...

Hi Gayle, a great pair of pears! They both work beautifully. Looking forward to seeing your watercolour cat!

Karen Hargett said...

You are a woman of many talents Gayle! Love the pears.

BTW - Roxie & Juno are beautiful. Looks like a great comp for another of your wonderful paintings.

"JeanneG" said...

Oh I like this. The contrast is super.

Paulette said...

Lovely work!
I like how you turned the pear and put the two mediums on the same drawing, yet each individual.

bluelilac said...

Your original interpretation of the pears reference is clever. An exercise in contrasts. Lovely work.