Thursday, 17 March 2011

The Egret Pool 6"x12" oil on board


12 comments:

Gary Baker said...

Really good. Amazing.

Laurisa Brandt said...

what else could I say but...awesome.

Marie Flynn said...

Beautiful! Love it!

Evidence by Fran said...

This is beautiful work, the reflection is amazing

Ankita Sarkar said...

cooooooool!

Karen Kyle Ericson said...

Very nice! It looks like a photograph, but still retains the painterly quality I love. Congrats on another masterpiece!

Andrew said...

The water looks great

Unknown said...

many thanks to all for commenting and karen i'm loving the fact that you think it looks 'painterly',thats made my day:-)

Andrew said...

Do you blend each layer of your drawing? do you like lots of texture on your paper or no texture?

Unknown said...

hi andrew,i only blend parts of my drawings occasionally otherwise there is no blending its all in the layering and pencil pressure.i like to use a blender when working with water and drawing snow but thats about the extent of it.i use arches HP watercolour paper which i immerse in water and stretch onto my drawing board and dry prior to use this gives a nice slight tooth to work with.i dont like smooth papers and i dont like roughish cartridge type papers.hot pressed watercolour paper is a nice surface to work on.

Roger Brown My Botswana Art said...

Such a tranquil and relaxed painting,and a great composition.

Unknown said...

thankyou roger,you hit the nail on the head there.the image was based on a crisp,still autumn's day on the estuary here in warsash,uk with just the lone egret paddling in the shallows