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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Gardens & Parks - ann hyde

Looking out of our daughter's living room recently....I saw this little blue tit on the bird box.  Thought it made a good start sketch to Gardens & Parks...



Moleskine sketchbook
Mechanical pencil (i love this pencil)
Watercolour: burnt umber/cad.yellow/Ult. Blue/ShadowGrey



17 comments:

  1. A lovely delicate painting, as delicate as the bluetits themselves. Your weather down in Devon must be warmer than up in Lancashire here. Only the pigeons, as always, seem to be canoodling so far. I love the gentle colours you have used.

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    1. Hi Jez, I think it must be ...although this afternoon has turned a bit colder, we have even considered putting the heating on! (hate to think what the cost will end up like!!!).

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  2. Ann, it is great that you have such great views out the window. Nice painting!

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    1. Thanks Joan, something very nice about being able to sit on a comfy sofa and watch the world in the garden all at the same time, :-)

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  3. Sweet! You have such a light touch with your pencil and paints, Ann, and you render such beauty with them this way!

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  4. Nice sketch Ann. Great looking bird too.

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  5. I'm glad that the English meaning of the word "garden" is actually what we in the states would call a back yard! We surely won't be seeing any vegetable or flower gardens this time of year. But I have a good view of my "garden", so I'll give that a shot. Lovely, delicate painting, Ann!

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    1. ...and we say Yard for a small concrete area with no grass, the kind of place that houses bikes and a shed. :-)

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    2. Hmm, I hadn't thought of that, Lisa!

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  6. a lovely illustration Ann-really soft...

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  7. Interesting how the same language can mean different things in different countries! Yes, I can also see such birds from my window, in the winter they come to eat from the food placed for birds, later they look after a place to make their nest in. Wonderul job with this, Ann!

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  8. Lovely sketch! Is there something about that particular mechanical pencil that makes you love it?

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  9. Glad you mentioned that bit about garden being our yard. I have so much to paint right here in my own back yard! Your bird is lovely.

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  10. i really like the contrast of the blue with the box. lovely and fresh

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