Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Wells Cathedral 2010

Back in 2010, my husband and I were invited to stay with a lovely family in the UK.  During the two week stay, they so graciously took us around to many places to show us a little bit of their world.  Can't wait till we go back!!!!

This watercolor sketch is of the carving or statue that was part of the Wells Cathedral.  What grabbed my attention with this particular carving were the pigeons and how they were sitting ........ one on each hand (one of which was broken off) and then a white pigeon sitting on the head.  All around you could see what appeared to be nesting material.

The sketch was done first using the Noodler's Konrad Flex pen and Lexington Gray.  The lines this pen creates is a bit bolder than the original Flex pen.  The nib glides freely over the surface of this paper.

Stillman and Birn Beta series - 180 lb Cold Press  (I'm really loving this paper compared to Moleskine and Handbook)

#10 Round trying to maintain a loose rendering of the subject

Daniel Smith - Raw Sienna, Bt Sienna, Bt Umber, Fr Ultram, Paynes Gray, and a green mix that was still on my palette from another painting session.

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