I'm still working on the January challenge on the Artist's Journal Workshop page on Facebook. The subject for day 28 was flags and my mind immediately thought of the floral variety, far more interesting than the other sort. I had to copy the picture from my field guide as they are a long way off from blooming but at least they give us a splash of spring colour in the depths of winter!
Friday, January 30, 2015
Monday, January 26, 2015
Winter is a great time to watch birds and see species that we don't otherwise get to see. I've had several irruptive species at my feeders lately. Pine Siskins and Purple Finches are known as irruptive species because they only periodically migrate south when the food they need is unavailable in northern climates.
We had a dusting of snow last Friday with temperatures 34 F degrees. There is something welcoming about snow that pulls me outside to watch birds when the temperature is tolerable. They seem to be less shy and come closer.
For more about this sketching experience visit Winter Sketching at Vickie's Sketchbook.
Sunday, January 25, 2015
I've been taking part in the January challenge over at AJW and here is one of my interpretations of the subject for day 16. This is a view I see almost every day through my kitchen window.
Sunday, January 18, 2015
When to Use Your Camera:
When there's no time to sketch.
When the subject is moving so fast that you need to freeze the action
For intricate features, lighting or details
abrieviated from David Rankin's book, Fast Sketching Techniques
In David's book, he includes a few more reasons but I think the above are the ones I relate to the most. I would add, "when you want to see more than your eye or your binoculars can reveal".
For more sketches and information visit Polar Bears on the Hudson Bay at Vickie's Sketchbook.
To learn about my journey to Churchill, visit Journey to Churchill at Vickie Henderson Art.