Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Rainy sketch


I went hiking with some colleagues and students for two days, and tried to make a quick watercolour sketch on site. We had a lot of rain during these two days, and of course in the middle of my sketch it came pouring down. The paper took forever to dry, and the background got rained on, so the contrasts disappeared. The "quickness" of it all got lost in waiting for my washes to dry. It´s a funny thing that water can be such a disaster for watercolours.

19,5 x 14,5 cm, pencil and watercolours on Canson Montval watercolour paper.

8 comments:

Spinneretta said...

I kind of like the way it turned out though :) It's still pretty!

MaryO said...

It may not be just what you intended, but I do feel the wetness of the day in your sketch.

josé louro said...

Learning here. Always.

Sandy said...

Oh Nini, I can sympathize with hiking/camping in the Rain! This sketch is a lovely study in greens and water, it does capture the feeling quite well.

Ann said...

I like the way it turned out. The rhythm in the composition along with those deep greens makes it feel like a wet rainy day.

A Brush with Color said...

It still looks lovely. I found myself wondering what it looked like pre-rain!

JD said...

i like this!

Dona Minúcia said...

I love your style. Thanks for sharing your artworks!


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