Session number six today was mostly about the grass and the meadow. I continued to draw from a different perspective, which was convenient as there were rainshowers and low temperatures. Shelter was found under the roof of an old stone hut. There is still a bit works to do at one of the trunks, but [...]
Monthly archive of May 2010
I had the chance to continue this drawing on a fruit tree meadow in a 5th session on this long weekend. The perspective had to be changed as the horses had occupied the place again already two weeks ago.
This gouache study was painted after I had developed some ideas in a number of thumbnail sketches with the intention to create a poster and card motif. The print is now available in my Zazzle Store Also I am exploring simple monotype effects in works with gouache colors. The white I have used is a [...]
The weather has been to cold and moist for my taste during these early days of May. The rain did not alow me to continue with the bigger drawing, instead I played on small format paper with ink and pen. The quick notations below, shall serve as preliminary image ideas for monotype printing.
I always liked those fruit tree meadows around my home. They cover only a fairly small percentage of the land, but especially in spring season they are a highlight in the landscape. One can hardly believe that in Baden-Württemberg the total area of those meadows with pear, apple, plum and cherry trees has been reduced [...]