From My Sketchbook – 9

Today I had a ball with some mixed media – pencil, coloured pencils, charcoal,  and ink.

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About Don

I love life. Sometimes it makes sense, other times not. Discerning its underlying patterns and beauty always provides great reward and meaning and is a passion I ineptly follow. I feel deeply attached to nature and love the sea with its distinct moods and colour and find walking along its beaches wonderfully inspiring. Writing, sketching and photography is a sheer joy for me and the blog is one of the places I am able to express these pursuits.
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24 Responses to From My Sketchbook – 9

  1. The serenity of this piece pulls you right in.

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  2. Hudson Howl says:

    Going to have to start calling you Toulouse-LaDon.. ‘Fun’ you brains out if this is the result my friend.

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  3. nrhatch says:

    This might be my favorite . . . so far.

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  4. Shweta says:

    Beautiful

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  5. Kathy Marsden says:

    I love the simplicity and the unlaboured style, Don. It’s beautiful. Mixed media is very rewarding and inking just does something. I’m still using pencil but am learning the art of a very sharp point of a B6 to give me the really deep shadow, often just a spot or a bit of a line. Makes it come alive. I had fun on YouTube recently with drawing lessons. There’s plenty available for other media, and I learn so much by watching the artist.

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    • Don says:

      I love what you say about a spot and a line, Kathy – so true.Like you I really enjoy some of the stuff on You Tube as well, and certainly learn a lot from the presenting artists. Thanks for your comment and enjoy your drawing.

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  6. tomsimard says:

    I love the colors and mood.

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  7. Awesome. Truly. Thank you for sharing with us.

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  8. Love this one, especially the way you have created the reflections in the water. 🙂

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  9. ladyfi says:

    This is a really gorgeous painting!

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  10. doronart says:

    It is great I love this sketch keep it on.

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  11. LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words says:

    Oh I like this very much…
    if one listens they could hear the gentle lapping sound of the waters against the boats…
    You have a wonderful gift…
    Take Care…
    )0(
    ladyblue

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  12. katy says:

    I can smell the fish and hear the seagulls. I wish I could draw like that Don, , even my stick figures look like a dogs dinner. Keep posting – I love your pictures.

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