Weekly Sketch – Alhambra Garden View – 23/04/2017

At last a watercolour I feel okay with showing! I really like using watercolour, I often use it to colour drawings; but I’ve been trying to just use it on its own which I find a bit more difficult. Anyway I’m pleased with this A3 painting of steps from one green courtyard  leading down to another interior garden in the Alhambra Palace.

(© Catherine Cronin)

 

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Weekly Sketch – Alhambra Garden 2 – 28/02/2017

I’m enjoying drawing with chisel tip marker pens at the moment; this is another drawing of a courtyard garden at the Alhambra.

Alhambra Garden 2 © Catherine Cronin

 

Alhambra Garden 2 © Catherine Cronin

(© Catherine Cronin)

 

Weekly Sketch – Alhambra Garden – 22/02/2017

Remembering sunnier days abroad; permanent marker pen drawing of a courtyard garden at the Alhambra, wish I was there now.

Alhambra Garden © Catherine Cronin

Alhambra Garden © Catherine Cronin

(© Catherine Cronin)

 

Weekly Sketch – Alhambra Parabolic Fountains – 05/07/2015

Quick sketch in pencil and pen of one of the Alhambra’s wonderful parabolic fountains in a courtyard garden.

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(© Catherine Cronin)

Monoprint Experiments – Imagined Spaces

Recently whilst printing the edition for ‘Alhambra Arches’ linocut, I made various rough monoprints to use up the leftover ink on the plate. The monoprints are quite rough and ready so I scanned them and combined them in Photoshop to make new images. These are images of imagined spaces in a style very different to what I normally produce, so I am not sure how I feel about them yet, I’ll have to live with them awhile to find out. The prints were telling me their own story to do with secrets, anticipation and expectation. So what do you think?

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(© Catherine Cronin)

 

 

Weekly Sketch – Bay Of Naples – 20/12/2012

In my Weekly Sketch posts I will share the good and bad scribbles that I undertake…

A friend gave me a pack of coloured card postcard size, so I thought I’d do some quick sketching in coloured felt-tip pens on them. These are quick sketches of  a villa in Pompeii, a lighthouse in the Bay of Naples, interior courtyard at Pompeii and a palace facade on the island Procida.

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Lighthouse-Bay-of-Naples

Pompeii-Interior-Courtyard

Procida-Palace-Facade

(© Catherine Cronin)