Weekly Sketch – Procida – 12/03/2014

Sketching Procida, island off the coast of Naples that I visited in 2012.

Graphite pencil, watercolour pencil, oil pastel and ink, on a sand coloured drawing paper.

Procida2web

Procida2topweb

(© Catherine Cronin)

Weekly Sketch – Procida – 09/03/2014

Sketching Procida, island off the coast of Naples that I visited in 2012. Blocky colours inspired by seeing the Paul Klee exhibition at the Tate Modern recently. Sketch is graphite pencil, oil pastel and black ink.

Procidaweb(© Catherine Cronin)

Weekly Sketch – Inky Bay Of Naples – 23/02/2013

Better now; still enjoying producing inky sketches, here is one of an island in the Bay of Naples as seen from a ferry trip. I like these inky marks, I think they may be well suited to screenprinting processes.

BayofNaplesIslandCCronin

(© Catherine Cronin)

Weekly Sketch – Inky Pompeii – 16/02/2013

Still ill this week gone; days spent in bed sleeping, watching Inspector Montalbano (was assured I’d pick up some Italian, but no, I must have a tin ear), reading, radio listening and a few inky sketches of Pompeii.

Pompeii-Shrine-CCronin

Pompeii-GateArch-CCronin

(© 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.

Pompeii-Villa

Lighthouse-Bay-of-Naples

Pompeii-Interior-Courtyard

Procida-Palace-Facade

(© Catherine Cronin)

Weekly Sketch – Pompeii Statue – 07/12/2012

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

Here is a black pen and white chalk sketch on grey paper, with a pale sand colour background  fill executed in Photoshop. I rarely draw people, so it was out of my comfort zone to draw this Pompeii statue from a photo I took earlier this year. I think I did okay.

pompeii-statue(© Catherine Cronin)

Weekly Sketch – Forum Pompeii – 02/12/2012

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

Here is a black pen and ink sketch on sand coloured paper, with a grey sky fill executed in Photoshop for a matt colour. I am going to be drawing many images from my source photos, familiarizing myself with the architecture, texture and colours of Pompeii. I hope to work towards a print series, but will have to wait and see if some ideas solidify through this exploration of drawing.

forum-pompeii-sketch

(© Catherine Cronin)