Weekly Sketch – Jay – 26/05/2014

I find birds fascinating; I have made artists’ books about swifts and crows containing poems, and I have always wanted to do a print series on birds. So here is the start: sketches of a Jay; in black pen, oil pastel and ink; in charcoal; and in black pen.

Jay-Colour CRONIN Jay-Graphite CRONIN

Jay-Black-Pen CRONIN

 

(© Catherine Cronin)

Weekly Sketch – Water Lilies – 12/04/2014

Two very different sketches of water lilies; one a pen sketch looking at form, structure and reflections; the other a quick study of colour in oil pastel and ink – which is a bit garish!

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LilyPadsReflectionweb

(© Catherine Cronin)

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.

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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 – Alhambra Courtyard – 03/02/2013

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

Revisiting the Alhambra Palace with these two drawings; bold black pen sketch; and a pen sketch with oil pastel and water based inks.

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Alhambra-Courtyard-ColourCCronin

(© Catherine Cronin)