|Sketch 70 of 75 - an aptly coloured animal for today's post!|
If you popped by on Monday when I posted about my new series of illustrations called Big Skies, Little Planet, you'll know that today I had intended to have a few more designs completed. If you didn't read Monday's post, then you might be wondering what I'm talking about and, so that you're in the picture for the rest of this post, might I be so bold as to suggest you pop back to catch up:
|'As the sun sets on another perfect day' - The world isn't just black and white!|
Well, today has been an exercise in futility, wasted time, ink, paint and watercolour postcards all due to a complete lack of patience on my part (despite what I said previously about patience being an essential requirement for these little illustrations) which led me to creating 3 more designs which I then proceeded to ruin because I was too impatient to wait for the paint spatters to dry between colours and ended up with 3 muddy little pictures instead of what I had in mind.
So I ripped them up and redrew them. I got as far as outlining the illustrations in Indian ink before calling it a night and deciding to wait until tomorrow to try again with the painting part - hopefully, I'll have more time and more patience and might achieve the desired effect this time.
This is where I'm at with them at the moment:
|'As the stream trickled down from the hills'|
|'As the last rays of the sun warmed the fields'|
|'As the fog rolled in'|
I wanted to give each illustration a title that sounded like it might be a line from a story, leaving it open to interpretation as to what might happen next.
In other news, I'm very pleased to report that I sold 1 of the pictures ('Party Line')that I put into the charity art show last weekend.
Also, I think I maybe mentioned a while back that I volunteered to be the secretary for the Society of Caithness Artists and we had a meeting on Monday to discuss the annual open art exhibition - this is the 78th year it's been run and it's quite exciting to be a part of it this year. It'll be on from 23 July to 3 August and Prince Charles even puts in a couple of his paintings each year. Rumour has it that some years he even turns up in person. I'm not much of a royalist but that's got to be good publicity for the show all the same!
Anyway, I'm linking to Paint Party Friday and want to say a massive thanks to everyone who pops by from there or anywhere else in blogland each week to leave such lovely comments - I really do appreciate every one of them and will endeavour, as always, to visit everyone over the weekend.