Tuesday, June 23, 2009

weekend hike

Managed to do some hiking and sketching over the weekend. As much as I wanted to bring my gouache and brushes, I went with lighter supplies: 4" x 6" Fabriano Artist's Journal, watercolors, water brush pen, and white acrylic. One of the trails tapered off and lead me to a cove. I unpacked my gear and just soaked in the amazing views. During my first thumbnail sketches, I was visited by a friendly lady-bug. It just stayed at the bottom of the page while I finished up.
Here's a closer look at the first thumbnails.

Thanks to the lil' lady-bug that kept me company, but I decided to move to the opposite side of the cove and crank out 2 more thumbnails.

And here's the last one before hiking back to the car.


Josh Frost said...

Very nice... I like!

Art Fan Ako said...

Looks like you had a great time. These are lovely! I'm struggling with colors, but I have to learn to loosen up and just have fun like you.

Rui Sousa said...

Lovely one, absolutely amazing work!
Well done!

Pat said...

Hi Ggerald, It sounds like you had a great day and you now have a great painting to show for it.

yoon see said...

Thanks for dropping by Gerald:)
Lovely thumbnails, so beautiful & spontaneous:)

Have you eaten a green Kiwi today?

Cameron Chun said...

Nice sketches Gerald. Looks like you had a good time at the beach. See ya Sunday.

Anonymous said...

I like the frothy white bits
nice combination of media

Monkeyfeather said...

Sweet sketches and the surfer in the post below is the awesomes!

G1toons said...

these are really nice , good work

lepetitdoodler said...

really like these sketches! off-site sketching is rough, no?

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