Tag Archives: pen&ink

EDM. Every Day in May challenge, 2018

Windmill in Kalahari veld

For the Last 3 years I have taken up the EDM challenge, to paint a new picture on each of the 31 days in May. So this makes it the fourth EDM challenge.

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Every Day in May challenge, 2017.

Meercat, wildlife portrait.

The half of May 2017 was dedicated to the annual EDM challenge, so only 15 paintings this year.

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EDM 2016, The Everyday in May Challenge.

Tranquil misty farm view.

This is my second EDM ( Everyday in May challenge ) that is 31 paintings in 31 days ! I enjoyed the journey last year, and managed to finish them all this year too. It is a great way to get going with watercolour sketching or journalling. Lots of disciplined practice.

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Blue Cranes

Blue Cranes & Karoo Landscape

A pair of Blue Cranes have settled on Silvermere, and inspired this trio of studies. There are 2 sketches and one full watercolour landscape with a flock of cranes.

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The Christmas 2012 Painting Challenge.

John and I decided to try the Christmas Painting Challenge again when he came home for the holidays. It was something we initiated last Christmas (2011). We spent 15 enjoyable days of sketching-sessions, that were mostly chosen from scenes around the farmyard.

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Farewell to the Fields of Fieldmoor

Fieldmoor farm Composite

We are sad to see our good friends, Kenny & Margie leave Knapdaar, so I took the opportunity to paint this farm composite as a farewell gift.

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A few plein-air sketches with John

Farm Road.

John came to visit us on the farm, so we did a few plein-air studies, without the pressure of the Challenge at Christmas 2011.

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ATC’s. – Artist Trading Cards.

Artist Trading Cards

ATC’s , or Artist Trading Cards are a popular trend of miniature artworks and collages. This batch was my latest Sunday play session, to see if I could make some too,

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Travel Notebook & High Speed Sketching.

As a passenger on long trips across South Africa, it is good to have something absorbing to do. Taking photographs and sketching the passing scenery is both challenging and enjoyable for me. Through this, my love of pen and wash has been revived, after many years of neglect.

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