On Wednesday we were treated to a really quite spectacular thunderstorm lasting a couple of hours following a very hot day on Tuesday. The lightning was flashing and flickering within the clouds, rarely striking the ground, and the rain was torrential. Prior to the start of the storm I happened to be looking out of the window, wondering when the weather would arrive, when I noticed a group of starlings sitting on the neighbours chimney. By the time I came back with the camera, some of the stuckies had flown so the pots were no longer fully occupied! The sky was an interesting colour too.
This work is a mix of coloured pencil, acrylic paint and pens. A bit more shadowing to go on the chimney pots I think, but otherwise now finished.
...states that all artists living within view of the Bass Rock must render it in artistic form at least a couple of times a year. Today I have discharged this duty with this mini-mini (7cm square) for the forthcoming NB Art Group Summer Show. Inspired by a photo I took recently - the colours are fairly accurate (apart from the guy's backpack!)
Today I am having fun doing a pen and ink caricature of Quality Street again, this time featuring the lighthouse that celebrates Robert Louis Stevenson's connection to the town. A 20p coin in the slot lights up the lamp and the furnished interior, which can be viewed through small windows. Just a small drawing as it need to be less than ten inches framed size for the Art Group show coming up soon.
And here it is finished. Just a small one, to bear the imaginative title "Quality Street 3".