Wednesday, 20 February 2013

The Sun Shines on the Righteous

What a fantastic yesterday - bright sunshine, if a little hazy, and a bit cool around the nether regions, (just as well I had my long-johns on!), out tramping the hills and glens and finding secret waterways to sit myself down besides and draw:
Glengavel Water, mixed media in sketchbook, 18x2x25cm.

Sitting on my little fold-away chair in the sun under the branches of a straggly tree the running water was sending me to sleep like  some old cat content to simply be alive.

But that's not why I was out here! I was here to draw, and half-a-mile down the road I spotted this huge buzzard hovering over the hillside:

"Cairnsaigh Hill", charcoal on paper, 30x40cm.

And a mile further on this big lump o' a hill sticking out of the otherwise flat landscape:

"Loudon Hill from the South", charcoal on paper, 30x40cm.

This great rock, with scrubby trees growing out from it's sides like some sort of garnish on a great plum pudding:

"Loudon Hill from the West", charcoal on paper, 30x40cm.

Just enough time to make these charcoal sketches then off home again as the sun dipped towards the horizon.

A happy days work methinks!


Lisa Le Quelenec said...

You have sunshine up there ?!? I thought that was a myth ;o) Great sketches as always. I hope you get some more sunny days soon.

daviddrawsandpaints said...

Walter-wall, Lisa, except when it's raining.
Another fine day today - that's three in a row (I must have been very righteous :o) but far too cold to be sitting around in the great outdoors even with thermals!
Thanks, I was very pleased with the sketches - the trick will be to see if I can make anything more of them.