Monday, 13 September 2010

Sketching clouds

I thought I'd show you some of the cloud sketching that I've been doing. They are all in pastel in my Daler Rowney Cachet A5 sketchbook which I have dedicated to cloud studies. I love the mid tone of this paper, it gives a nice warm glow to the pastel and has just enough tooth for quick sketches. I'm looking forward to the sun rise and sunsets this autumn, normally by the end of September we start to get spectacular displays with the changeable weather.

Cloud Sketch I - pastel

There was so much contrast on this day between the clouds and the sea. The sketch was done very quickly, not more than ten minutes as I knew I needed to reach cover before the downpour started. - I'm glad I did!

Cloud Sketch II - pastel

The next two were done from my workroom window. I've put my desk in front of the window to make the most of the light but also so I can be distracted by the birds on the feeder in the garden. They keep me entertained with all their antics.

Cloud Sketch III - pastel

It was a sunny and warm weekend and I managed to get out for a couple of hours for a walk on the beach. It blew the cobwebs away nicely and now I'm all set for the busy week ahead. There's lots of mount cutting, labelling, packing and wrapping to do ready for the show. I'd better get my skates on....


loriann said...

Wonderful variety in these small pastels. You are really getting the feel of the clouds.
PS thank you soooo much for your comment today!

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

Thanks Loriann, thats really kind. Good luck on your tough decision.

Fickle Cattle said...

Lovely. I like the last one the most. It's almost abstract.

Fickle Cattle

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

Thank you Fickle Cattle, glad you dropped by.