Sunday, January 18, 2015

Sunday Sketches: Continuing to Grow


Hello and welcome to another fabulous week of sketching, painting and lots of creative inspiration.  Regardless of what medium, style or techniques - everyone is welcomed here. Uh huh

Above are two more watercolor paintings I completed for my ongoing daily watercolor journal book challenge for the month of January.  I'm really enjoying pushing myself to grow and blossom within my art.  In these two paintings, I incorporated white pastel pencil, using it for the white areas.  Before painting, I first apply the white pastel to the watercolor paper, then paint over it.  It's a fantastic technique discovered and works very well.

This week is Mr.Toast's birthday, so we have been doing mini celebrations since Friday.  (Yes, he's certainly loved and spoiled! Hee Hee)  The first painting is Earl's Court where he spent his teenage years growing up.  The second painting is Kensington Court, which is one of the many squares where he spent a lot of time as well.

Have a great Sunday, everyone!  I'm looking forward to visiting each of you with a cup of tea in hand.

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16 comments

  1. Beautiful illustrations Alexandra :) have a lovely Sunday

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  2. Wow! You really are 'growing' in your sketching ~ beautiful work!

    Happy Sketching,
    artmusedog and carol

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  3. Wow, you've really been working hard on adding more detail to your illustrations.They look great!

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  4. Your illustrations are looking great with the new detail work.

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  5. You are certainly growing in your art, thanks for that tip!

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  6. These watercolor pieces are wonderful. Alex, I'd like to invite you to link over on my blog on Fridays.

    Kate

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  7. Linking up again after a bit of a break. Thanks for hosting :)

    Sarah@ A Cat Like Curiosity

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  8. These are both so wonderful Alexandra! You really have developed a great new technique! xo

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  9. Your urban sketching/painting is fabulous!! Love seeing this and I'll bet Mr. Toast loved them as well!!

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  10. So much talent!! Never stop drawing! <3

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  11. What beautiful art! I love how you're challenging yourself, I always enjoy seeing your lovely art! Happy birthday to Mr. Toast too.

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  12. Both of these watercolors are phenomenal. Hope Mr. Toast enjoys his week of birthday celebrations. Blessings!

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  13. I love to see your sketches .... these are wonderful, Alexandra .

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  14. These look so lovely and I like the idea of using white pastels that way! Will try it right now because I'm so intrigued! Thanks for visiting my blog earlier!

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  15. Such lovely sketches and the mix of techniques looks great!

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