We had a busy time the last few months. We moved to a new town in France. Apart from all the work on the house, it also asks for a lot of organizing, schools, electricity, gas, and the list continues.
When you’re busy with everyday life, art is shifted to the side… Maybe not the right thing to do.
After the long summer holiday, the kids went back to school this week and the house had received enough work to make it ‘livable’, so it’s time for me to see if I can do any art still? : )
Difficult to get going again, but I know that you just have to start. One line leads to another…
I’ve also put up my name for an art class that starts next week. That is another reason why I got myself to do something today. I can’t get to the class and do not even know how to hold a brush! : )
Two quick sketches in my sketchbook…
The village, Beynes, where we now stay… close to Paris.
Categories: Flowers, Landscape, nature
Tags: Beynes, Flowers, nature, Pen, poppies, red, sketch, trees, Watercolours
These trees grow in the dry areas of Southern Africa. The latin name is boscia albitrunca and if I translate the afrikaans name, ‘witgatboom‘, to english, it literally means a tree with a white bottom : ) A good name for these trees, as their trunks are white, of course. What makes them so beautiful, are their trunks that bend and turn and have the nicest forms.
I promised a friend I will draw him a witgatboom. Now I have learned that they are quite tricky to draw. With their strange forms, people could think that your lines are just crooked and skew. : )
here are two I’ve tried…
Categories: garden, Pen, sketch
Tags: Art, boscia albitrunca, Koegas, Kuns, Pen, Prieska, south african trees, tree sketch, witgatboom