Monday, March 16, 2009

Keeping Busy

This is what has been keeping me so busy this weekend. It was a lot of work, but came out quite well. It is of the little village of Beddgelert in North Wales. I took it from a calendar of North Wales scenes painted in watercolor by Jean Morgan-Roberts.

I used a wash of water color for the sky, the cottages and bridge and then the water. Then I went back and filled in the details with pencil. The third step was to go over the pencil details with my prisma color pencils.

What an Honor!

Claude, whose blog I follow, left me two comments on my last post. I used one of her photos as a drawing for my collection of doors. It was the prison door at the Chateau du Loir. She liked it so much she took it to the tourist office for the Chateau and suggested it should be put up on their office wall!! Well, they agreed! I'm almost embarrassed, as I do not usually get this kind of publicity for my drawings and paintings.

Here is the picture again, so you won't have to go paging back to look for it.

It is actually a little darker in the original. Remember, it is only 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches. Whereas the one above is 5" x 7"
Here is Claude's blog:


Jose said...

Congratulations! But don't be surprised, you are an accomplished artist and I for one enjoy all of your paintings. Wanda sent me some of ther cards, when will I get one of yours? Ummmm!

Wanda said...

Hi Chris ~~ you are such an expert with the pencils..... I love what you do... The details are great!

They would make delightful cards.

mrsnesbitt said...

Wow Chris, fame at last!

claude said...

A beautiful bridge over clear water ! I bring your drawing to the tourist office of the city this afternoon.

kaybee said...

Wow! My sister is famous! Well done, Chris --it's a beautiful drawing; like everything you do.

Anonymous said...

it was only a matter of time!