Sunday, March 20, 2011

Sunday Sketches

Well as luck would have it, I was scurrying to do a Sunday Sketch and I was having a time getting started. First off I had the kids for the first half of the week and then the last half I've had a stomach virus while trying to get my porcelain together for Saturday's Craft Show.  It's been kind of a crazy time for me.

What to do? What do do? I followed the girls (my 2 cats) around. They'd lay down in cute poses and they I'd get them 1/2 sketched and they moved. Good grief. I gave up. Then I remembered I have bunches of travel photos I've taken over the years with the intention of doing some sort of art with them.  I was looking at my last cruise which was to Bermuda and I had taken a photo of this clock tower. Now I'm not crazy about painting & drawing buildings because of their stiffness but for some reason the lines always speak to me and I have to photograph them. So I thought what the heck, I'll do an ACEO sketch of it.  Looking at it scanned, I think I need to use a straight edge for some of those lines but I'm pressed for time so here it is.

One of these days I hope to return to Bermuda and shop in the little shops just below this clock tower.
Enjoy the Sunday Sketch and for more awesome art visit http://bluechairdiary.blogspot.com/

24 comments:

Deanna said...

Joann,

I love your sketch! I have a hard time with buildings also but I think sometimes not having straight edges gives them more character.

I feel for you with the stomach virus. I've been fighting one since yesterday afternoon. No fun at all.

Hope you feel better soon. :)

Marlene said...

Good Morning Joann! I love architectural art, the lines speak to me also. You did an amazing job with this one.

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

GREAT SKETCH!!!! I want to go shop there too!!!
cheers, dana

Gumnut said...

Looks good to me. I wouldn't use a ruler in a sketch. If you put one dead set straight ruled line in, it will make all the other lines scream to be ruled. If they are all a little wonky they work together and actually end up looking straighter. And besides, that wonky is what makes a sketch a sketch :D

And that is what this is. Nice, quick looking, and attached to a memory. What more could you want?

Nutty
(not a fan of draw buildings myself, so you have my admiration for giving it a go in the first place)

Heather said...

Hi
I agree with Nutty, I like it without a ruler...it's just perfect as is...a sketch of a fond memory...ohhhh i wish i was in bermuda today...i could use a day of beach time! enjoy your sunday! xo

Christine said...

I love this sketch, it's beautiful. Agree,glad you didn't use a ruler as you're an artist, not an architect, right?

Melisa said...

Don't you dare put a straight edge to this. That will only make it look stiff. It is perfect just like it is. I love the composition.

Debbie said...

I love it just the way it is!

Tammie said...

a wonderful sketch... i hope you are feeling better.

EVA said...

I have been finding it great to draw memories with my recent trip. My "Mexican sketchbook" is 2/3 done and I have some photos to help me with the last third now that I am back.

Wonderful sketch!

WrightStuff said...

I have so many pitures 'I'll draw one day'!!

Great to see this memory you captured.

Diana Evans said...

Hi Joann! I love the texture in this and the layout of it is perfection!!!! wonderful work!!!

Heather said...

This is a beautiful sketch! I don't do a lot of building either. I don't know why?? But you have inspired me!!

Catherine... said...

Great sketch love it...

Linda Pruitt said...

Wow! I woud love to see a travel guide all done in sketches! Nice!

Teri C said...

I am so happy to see someone using their travel photos as I have tons and tons. You have inspired me to do some.

KateH said...

Hi Joann, I love your sketch! The tower reminds me of my home very much! :)

(check out my SS! http://katehollart.blogspot.com)

Jehanne said...

This is a super sketch Joann!!!

Kristin Dudish said...

I think this is wonderful just the way it is! You did a great job - I always have difficulty getting perspective right with architectural drawings.

xo
Kristin

Helen said...

Wonderful sketch! Hope you're over your virus!

Sophia said...

oh my gosh...I LOVEEEEEEEEEE this sketch!! Wow! :) Hugs

Reflections said...

What a quaint looking clock tower. You have done well. Love the lines just the way they are.

Hannah Sommerville said...

beautiful architectural sketch. I love travel sketches :)

brendathour said...

All this art related things you do is inspiring. Love your clock tower!

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