Here are the last two days of 2015 - mid storm Frank and then this morning's sunshine rising rays.
Typing now after having seen the green hues of the northern lights (too cloudy and swift to capture in pastel on the spot - also too freezing, it's now snowing!).
Happy new year everyone :)
Continuing my daily capture of the coastland up here on the north-west of Skye (I did have one day off on Christmas Day, and it felt weird not to be drawing). Still marvelling at the difference in days - storm Frank is apparently imminent - and noting the ever-changing palette. The Uist islands are drawn when they decide to be in view, but if not, I simply draw what I can see. Yesterday that was the croft in front of the house as the mist and rain had taken up residence.
Meanwhile, Foz has kindly painted the interior of the shed ready for the Easter opening - it's a shell at the moment but a fabulous start nonetheless:
Happy new year everyone - may 2016 bring you your heart's desire :)
The Uist islands became visible today (they have been somewhat reticent of late) and I felt it would be remiss of me not to draw them. I indulged my Hebridean obsession and drew two!
Happy Christmas Eve everyone :)
Back up on Skye for the festive two weeks that house Christmas and new year. I'm attempting a drawing a day of the views I see from the living room window. Today North Uist finally decided to be seen from here which was a privilege quite frankly - just before storm Eva is forecast to arrive in a few hours. I can hear the gales already blasting the hillside but it's sunny in the main (with the odd hail shower thrown in for good measure).
The hues are, unsurprisingly, of a cooler palette in the main, but the skies - if I can draw speedily enough to catch them - are simply stunning as the sun departs for the day. The sun is setting in a different place as the season dictates and showing colours not seen I the summer months. Foz is hoping for the northern lights to grace us with their presence, and indeed the magnetic activity has been high, just too cloudy here. Now that would be an exercise in speedy drawing...seasons greetings to you all, may you be as festive as you desire.
I was very privileged to be able to spend the day drawing a model from the St Ives School of Painting last month (last drew her when I was actually there so it was lovely to see her again. Although I get something different from each life drawing session I attend, it's rare to feel that my drawings are actually evolving and progressing as I did this time - the picture above is an example. Here are some of the sketches:
The next session is on Sunday, so will post the images from there next week :)