Friday, January 1, 2010

A Young Lady Sketching


A Young Lady Sketching
10x14" watercolor on 140 lb. Kilamanjaro white.

I think I have been thinking about this past summer a lot here lately. Ann took a photo of our daughter sketching next to Bass Lake right outside of Blowing Rock, NC. I always loved this photo and kept a little printout of it pinned to the wall of my studio. So here's a quick little watercolor sketch of her (I've been needing to get back to work!) based on that photo and warm memories of our outing last May or June. Stay warm and happy 2010 everybody.

9 comments:

Dan Kent said...

I love this sketch. Great colors and brush work. It takes me there..

Jeanette said...

Gary, this sketch flows so well, it looks very natural and you captured a lovely moment and scene.

I always enjoy your figure work and how easy they appear to be. I'm sure your daughter will treasure this.

Happy New Year.

Gillian said...

How delightful this study is. You've captured her fragile youth in the most compelling way. I hope you'll frame this up.

See you in Corsica! ^_~

Krista Meister said...

I love the details you included in the blanket! What a lovely painting of you daughter, and how nice that she sketches along with you too!

raena said...

Thank you so much for your latest comment. I do feel I've improved. I hope to one day be able to paint as well as you! Thanks for the encouragement!

Celeste Bergin said...

beautiful sketch

Ellen said...

Very pretty! Beautiful greens, deep shadows. It makes me want to look over her shoulder and watch. Great job, Gary.

Leslie Hawes said...

Thought I had left a note about loving this painting, particularly the colors of the paintbox.

Rosemary said...

How fortunate you are having two lovely models in your home! What a special memory you've captured with this painting of your daughter. I especially like the way the light kisses her fingers, cap, arm, etc. Outdoor greens are so difficult for me and you have no trouble at all! Lovely painting! She will cherish it!