Fall was in the air this last weekend at the lake!
I always like when the wild rose hips turn a blushing reddish-orange:
I did a pencil sketch of them in my journal:
I enjoyed taking these photos of Autumn’s Display to share with you:
I hope they brighten your Monday!
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Tagged art journal, autumn, Colorful, nature, peaceful, pencil sketch, photography, relaxing, sketchbook, the lake, wild roses
Scattered rain showers at the lake on Saturday so I sketched a wild rose in pencil. I forgot to bring my watercolors so I had to wait until I got home to complete it:
I identified this rose as a Baldhip or Wood rose. You can see rain droplets in the above photo against a “temporary” blue sky. Rain is good for many things – a long walk, a good night’s sleep and time to sketch.
After my pencil sketch, I decided to try a looser format in my art journal. I started this sketch on Saturday evening and finished it the following night with a black Micron pen:
I was upset and saddened by the recent, senseless shooting violence in Orlando, Florida. So I decided to paint my roses yesterday in the colors of a Peace Rose.
I don’t know if it is possible to paint peace but I gave it my best try. 🙂
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I did a little “plein-air” painting at the lake. I found that painting outdoors helped me be a little looser with my style:
This is a wild rose bush that I painted – looking at this view:
I was a bit limited with my paint colors so I added a little contrast with color pencils at the end.
I think painting outdoors allowed me more freedom to experiment with watercolors.
I painted this postcard (last week) from a photo I posted previously:
I don’t think I was able to paint as freely when following this photo:
I kept trying to add to it with color pencils and then a black micron pen and I think I lost some of the spontaneity.
I’m curious to hear which one you like best! Thanks! 🙂
Posted in Nature Photography, Watercolor
Tagged Art, beauty, black micron pen, color pencils, creative, experiment, lake, meditative, nature, outdoors, painting, photography, plein-air, watercolor, wild roses
I plan to do a little “plein-air” painting today – this means painting outdoors.
I sketched a Field Drawing Kit to help me remember what to bring:
I enjoy the spontaneity of painting outside. I spend less time thinking and just paint.
And postcards are the perfect size!
I am hoping to paint the wild rose:
And who knows the surprises nature will have in store for me!
Posted in Art Journal, Watercolor
Tagged Art, art journal, beauty, black micron pen, creative, drawing, experiment, nature, painting outdoors, photography, postcards, watercolor, wild roses