Big day today - first major exhibition all set up at Intel. Quite nerve-wracking as I wanted it to look professional but characterful. All sorted though and that's where 90% of my pictures are for the whole of February.
The 30in30 challenge ended yesterday, and today we all have collages of all the pictures created through the month. Mine is above. You can see the pictures of the other participants at http://www.30paintingsin30days.weebly.com.
It's the final day of the challenge and I had to end on a cake really - so here is Muriel's Lemon Bread, illustrated by myself. You could look at it as a fruit portion really as it has a whole lemon in it (!). Only a few more recipes to go and I'll have them all done and ready for the booklet.
Happy Saturdays everyone :)
Abstract landscape of the Quiraing (Skye) today - intend to spend an extensive amount of time there in the summer, the rock formations are captivating.
Last picture from Skye for this challenge - I can feel a cake recipe coming on for tomorrow!
Here's the picture for today - loved the purple-hues of the clouds in this one.
Stormy views today - really raw and changeable, simply marvellous. The sky changed numerous times whilst I was drawing this one but it pretty much sums up the day.
Yesterday's anticipated sunset wasn't as cheery as hoped, but I did drive down the coast a little and manage a small charcoal sketch of the headland with the MacLeod's Tables in the distance before the rain rolled in:
The Uist islands showed through the mist for the first time this afternoon and I had to draw them - the storms have abated momentarily before the gales arrive from the US. Using a lot of browns now as the clouds are heavier and snow-laden for the mountains.
The sun has just come out so I'm reluctant to tidy everything away to get on with framing - winter sunsets are an absolute gift! Will post any outcome on that one tomorrow!
Two drawings today to make up for yesterday being taken up by the drive to Skye. Am here though and it's gloriously stormy. The Uists are nowhere to be seen and the sea is caught up in a mood of its own - fabulous!
The week ahead sees much drawing and framing in preparation for the Intel exhibition (yes, I carted all the frames up here!). Driving back on Thursday.
Happy Sundays everyone.
Trying to experiment with the abstract nudes here - I love working on the bright colours and getting the definition in reverse almost. I didn't think this one would come together at all but it did in the last few minutes :)
Loved the way the pastels worked on the paper here. Martin's shoulder sparked the initial swirl and the rest just flowed.