Sunday, 4 March 2012

Willow reflections

Katherine's card popped up at Coin Perdu in the New Year, but it was actually done still in the old year. Maybe reflecting on the old year, while sketching the reflections of the willow...?

..the willows..
done in colored pencil and pen on Arches HP paper, 19x28.5cm

Between the full sketch and the crop below, one can get a great feeling of the marks Katherine makes with her pencils and pen. a lot of cross hatching, some erasing for the higlights, some darker pressure here and a soft touch there... I especially love the darkness of the reflections breaking up into softer tones and hues and more highlights and finally disappear into the lefthand corner, adding such lovely diagonal movement. I feel as if I'm slowly passing in a canoe, dragging my hand through the ripples and reflections.

...the willows(detail)...

Katherine chose to compliment the Loire here in my world with her sketch of the willows at the basin of the Regent's canal there in her world...very appropriate and very special! Thank you for a lovely card Katherine!

7 comments:

vivien said...

Lovely reflections! the sheen and movement on the water is gorgeous.

Charlene Brown said...

Stunning reflection
So eloquently described
A haiku treasure

annie said...

I agree with you all. And, yes, Vivien, that movement on the water and sheen. And that's a perfectelTrap phrase, Charlene, "a haiku treasure."

annie

Bridget Hunter said...

This is beautifully done - close observation of the reflections has produced a great portrayal of reflections.

Pat said...

Beautifully shimmering and poetic rendering.

Cathy Gatland said...

Absolutely beautiful, that water is shimmering.

Robyn Sinclair said...

Wonderful rich use of colour and marks. Katherine really has made coloured pencils a refreshing and very personal medium. Beautiful reflections.

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