27 February 2016

Cornwall Beach sketch

I like jotting and doodling in my sketchbook  (although I do large paintings in mediums Oil, Acyrlics and Watercolours), there is something very enjoyable about having a sketchbook....

so here's my version of the reference photo Cornwall Beach scene...

15 February 2016

Using Google Street View

I thought it might be nice to use Street View sometimes.  Okay, I had originally decided to use only my own photos...which I still intend to do.  But I thought it would be nice to throw in some Google Street View scenes from time to time. ... for example with the recent addition of the photograph of the Beach in Cornwall.  For one thing, it will give you all an idea of place - and you can scroll around and perhaps find something for yourselves in that location.

I have checked with Google Street View that they are happy for people to use their images from the map (although Don't use the pictures from the map with the Blue Dot - those belong to individuals so can't be used)...the rest is available according to Google Permissions Guidelines which I shall add below in a link.

Google Street View - click link

So, enough said....here is the Street View scene from the Beach in Cornwall 

Take a wander around and find your own scene to paint, it will be lovely to see what you choose.

A new photograph today

Another beach - this time in Cornwall.  There could be options here for making this quite dramatic (the sky was brewing up a storm at the time).  Or this could lend itself to being quite a calm peaceful beach scene.  Whatever you choose it has to be fun.  Enjoy.

07 February 2016

Owl, Ann Hyde

The new reference photo today has inspired me to do a quick sketch...

I was lucky enough to have actually seen this owl in real life.
It was so quiet sitting there in the tree, 
not taking any notice of activity around it.

A new reference photo today...

Something different.  An Owl.  This photograph was taken by my husband at the National Trust property, Arlington Court, where we volunteer.  This owl was sitting in one of the trees near the office.


Hope you will give this photo  a  try

sketch/paint/digital whatever takes you fancy it will be lovely to see.