Monday 5 August 2013

Garden Gate

A sketch before breakfast? Oh, why not?

Especially when you're a guest, and you're not going to work... This was done at my in-law's house in Cornwall, on the day that we came home. I gave the original to our hosts - it seemed appropriate - but it's such a sweet gateway that I couldn't resist showing the picture to you, my lovely readers.

Derwent Drawing Pencil on black paper.
03 August 2013

part of #DrawingAugust on Twitter


  1. This is really beautifully done...quite charming; what a nice gift for your in-laws! I love the use of the black paper.

  2. Even better for the fact that my father-in-law made the gate, which I didn't realise until I'd made the drawing and given it.

    Black paper seemed to suit this subject; there were so many shadows behind the bracken and in the woods.

    1. Love it Amanda it is so much clearer that your paintersonline posting, so you were right about that, RosP here by the way and I found your blogspot, commenting on it is something else on an iPad though! That's one thing I hadn't thought of when I got into your blog, I have had 3 or 4 goes at adding this note, so will see if this one posts ok....

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    3. Thank you for persevering, Ros, 'tis much appreciated. I don't own or use an iPad or any clever mobile devices, so I don't know what the site is like via such technology.

      [Wanders off to look at the settings]


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