Monday, 17 December 2012

Trying to Keep Up





























A couple of sketches from this week, although I have been working on some bigger paintings too.
At the moment it's difficult to even find time to post on my blog, I hope by the time next year comes around (not long now)  to be more productive and above all more organised.  Not sure how I will do that but I can try!
















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I was lucky enough to have two herons perform a fly past while I was hanging out the washing.  My house is on a hillside so often birds fly past at nose level so to speak, this time one of the herons landed on a water tank across the road.  I couldn't see his legs so I  had to use some imagination and I don't think they are quite right!

21 comments:

Vicki Holdwick said...

I love these, Cathy,

xoxo

Introverted Art said...

wow Cathy, just stunning...

eak said...

Especially LOVE the herons!!

. said...

Cathy, I absolutely love the first one... Everything about it, and maybe because it somehow reminds me of my father (he used to have a cap like that, dress much a like and even some days sit like that when he was taking a break. Lovely, really lovely!!

Lois said...

really nice quick sketch.... Looks like a scene one could see anywhere.

Studio at the Farm said...

Love the birds, Cathy. You are so fortunate to have them do all those close fly-bys.

Jane said...

Wonderful! We see herons doing their gently lolloping flight over head sometimes, but not usually clear enough to see well, and only one at a time. What a treat to see two. I love the man sitting too. Good luck with your plan for New Year organisation!

Stew Crowther said...

Hello Cathy,
I just love, love, love these two.
The first one is fantastic - why can't I paint people like that?
The herons are great too.
I need to get more organised in 2013. Organisation is the key...but I've lost the key...I put it down somewhere. I need to get more organised in 2013. Organisation is the key...but I've lost the key...I put it down somewhere. I ne.....
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Stew Crowther said...

I also need to do something about my memory.
Oh...and get organised. Organi....
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Katherine Thomas said...

I LOVE that man on the bench (well, I don't even know that man, but I love the painting you did of the man...) It is so moving and poignant and carries such a strong story... Well done! I still can't call these sketches, though. They are truly finished works of art.

Alissa Duke said...

Beautiful and do delicate. You have found time to do these and that is wonderful. I had my busy week last week and now to stay low key til Christmas. It is hard to make time to flickr/blog/comment as well as draw and scan !

Beth said...

really nice work...

Sandra said...

The beauty of watercolor comes through in your sketches.

Alex said...

These are amazing! They look so organic and natural, and showed a lot of control in your techniques :)

Barbara Roth said...

What you found time to do is wonderful. I love the way you blended the washes together and captured the body position of the old man.

frayedattheedge said...

Wonderful - herons are my favourite birds!

Koosje Koene said...

sounds like a great new year's resolution! I love that quick wet style you used here. very nice.

Sue Pownall said...

Love the old man.

Happy Christmas.

fados do lar said...

Touchy paintings. Nice work.

Laura Moore said...

These are both great Cathy especially the first. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours. Enoy!!!

Dan Kent said...

Yup! Know the feeling! Cool sketches - like the looseness of the first, and I think the herons look fine! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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