The Art of Sandra Busby...
Painter of Playful Light in Glass and Still Life


Tuesday, 11 May 2010

More of natures treasures...

The ocean and all of its treasures have always been a fascination of mine.  Though there is nothing like observing them under the water in all of their glory, they still manage to hold their beauty even once their life is complete.
To draw these exquisite objects in all of their gorgeousness was a joy!

I find it quite fun trying to capture different textures in what ever way I can, and there were so many different ones here. 
Working on an A2 sheet of buff paper, I used mainly Graphitint Pencils, along with a few coloured pencils, pastels and ordinary graphite pencils too. By shining a lamp on the objects from behind it made fascinating shadows which added even more interest.

© Sandra Busby.

Now, on a different subject - Recently I have noticed several new faces following my blog. I have tried to send individual messages to each of you, but if I have missed anyone or for some reason you didn't get a message, I just wanted to say thank you so much for taking an interest. It is always such a nice feeling when somebody pops in! Please feel free to leave a comment when you have the time so I can get to know who you are.

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Life drawing...

© Sandra Busby

I came across this drawing whilst sorting through some old artwork a few days ago. It's the drawing I did at the last life-drawing session I attended. Very different to everyone else's, but still I liked it. It was done in 20 minutes which I think was a good thing as I was unable to be too fussy, which is usually so typical of me!

Now for my very exciting news! I have managed to get a place on one of Jean Haines workshops on June 1st! Can't wait!

Saturday, 1 May 2010

Service no longer required...

© Sandra Busby

I think it is finally safe to assume that we won't be using the wood burner again for a few welcome months; Until today we hadn't had a drop of rain for a couple of weeks and the weather has been glorious! A warm summer shower expected later, but the garden needs it. 
At last we can go out and about without our coats  umbrellas - Well, most of the time.
The best thing about it is that I can do more sketching outdoors, which I love to do despite the seemingly curious critters! I had no such interruptions whilst drawing this, other than by the dog. She is always curious about everything!

I used pen and Quink Ink for this sketch. It worked really well to describe the metal surface of the wood burner because when Quink Ink dries it separates in to dull blues and yellows and gives an unusual, uneven effect.


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