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Riverside Grasses



 Riverside Grasses
sketchbook page
watercolor, colored pencil, white pen


My husband and I had a fun outing recently. I guess it might seem normal to most but we have spent the last few months somewhat boxed in. We were therefore very happy for the opportunity to be outdoors. He brought his kayak and I brought my sketching supplies. The best part was waking up at the crack of dawn and watching the sun rise. 

 I  sketched the grasses growing by the river. The light changes very quickly. I lost my whites because the paper wouldn't dry, making it impossible to pick up the color. The paint has difficulty drying near the river because of the humidity, even if the sun is present. I went back into the painting back home with colored pencils and white pen to gain back the feeling of the light hitting the grass.





who wants to dive in?!



 Thanks for the visit!

Comments

  1. Beautiful painting and river!
    I would kayak there (if it was tethered to a tree on shore). Its a beautiful spot to paint.

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    1. It is a good idea, it looks calm but there are very strong currents that will take you away. Thank you Maywyn! I really appreciate your visits!!

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  2. Quel beau moment et ton dessin est si beau, ça fait rêver..

    Bisous

    Manon

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    1. I'm happy you like it Manon! A big hug!!

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  3. Ciao Celia,
    It is so nice to meet you. Thank you for following along with me.
    I hope you will stop in again.
    This is such a beautiful spot to sit, relax and paint..
    Your painting is really beautiful. I love the colors you have used.
    fondly,
    Penny

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    1. It is great to meet you Penny! Thank you as well!

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  4. You certainly captured the sparkle of sun and water.
    Love your green mixtures...rich and natural looking.
    The memories of such a gorgeous day for you and your hubby
    have been captured beautifully with your brush.

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    1. I am learning, slowly. Your river paintings served as great lessons. I hope you are feeling better and enjoy a nice weekend!

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  5. You certainly captured the sparkle of sun and water.
    Love your green mixtures...rich and natural looking.
    The memories of such a gorgeous day for you and your hubby
    have been captured beautifully with your brush.

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  6. I love your sketch! The colours are deep and beautiful. What a nice spot!

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    1. Thank you Judy! It is a great place to take photos too.

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  7. Sounds like you had a blast of a day . Your watercolor is perfect and you captured the the beauty of the place perfectly.

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  8. Oh this would certainly be my kind of day. Your sketch is lovely. Great job with capturing back some whites. Hope you are having a super week. Hugs!

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    1. I can see you there Debbie, kind of reminds me of Harmony Hills...thank you! Have a wonderful weekend! Many hugs!!!

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  9. Oh this would certainly be my kind of day. Your sketch is lovely. Great job with capturing back some whites. Hope you are having a super week. Hugs!

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  10. Nice to see you out and about sketching again Celia. What a gorgeous spot you both chose. Adding a bit of mixed media to watercolours is always fun and lively. Lovely expressive sketch.

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    1. It is great to be outdoors, especially this time of year. It isn't so hot. I am having fun mixing up the materials just a bit, I am true to my watercolors!

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  11. What a lovely spot! I can understand why you had such a good time and your painting shows that very clearly. Have a great weekend Celia, Hugs

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  12. You did a great job of "saving" it! This came out great!!! It is difficult sometimes when the humidity makes the paper stay so damp. Looks like a fun spot to sketch.

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  13. Looks like a gorgeous place to spend the day! So relaxing and calm. Lovely sketch Celia!

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  14. I admire how adventurous you are! A beautiful outing bearing great results.

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  15. Love the mix of colors you used. Nice sketchbook and wonderful river. Looks so calm by the river. Greetings.

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