Since my everyday life includes living in the country, you'll see lots of farm scenes in my sketchbooks. I never tire of drawing and painting barns, silos, and old farmhouses. Here's one I did last week, just down the road, in the valley below our house...
|5-1/2" x 8-1/2", watercolor with pen & ink in Stillman & Birn Alpha series sketchbook|
The sun was going down, and the farm and surrounding hills were bathed in a beautiful golden light, while the road where I was parked was covered in deep purple shadows from the hill to my west. I did the line drawing onsite with Noodler's Lexington Gray ink, then painted it at home using just three primary colors: permanent rose, aureolin yellow, and ultramarine blue.
The next day I went out to the garden first thing in the morning to pick some strawberries for breakfast, and thought, "Why not get my sketching done early today?" So I grabbed a folding camp stool and my sketchbook and pen, and plopped myself down to sketch the corn stalks with their tassel tops and long, wavy leaves. The silk on the ears of corn is still mostly pinkish, but beginning to turn brown. Any day now it'll be ready to pick. (If the raccoons don't get to it first!)
|5-1/2" x 8-1/2", watercolor with pen & ink|
Watch for more garden fresh sketches coming soon!