Thursday, 7 February 2008


I've been up the allotments at the end of my lane as I know you can see the village church from there. Unfortunately though, in order to get enough detail of the run of cottages and the church tower, I dont get much in the same view from the allotments to make an interesting composition, so I sketched this shed front and back from another area thinking it might be useful in a final piece of work. ... but then

I saw a lovely patch of cabbages with torquoise netting thrown round on poles. Thats more like it I thought. So I sketched the distant buildings in my moleskin book lovely Anita gave me .. then added the cabbages on the botom half of the page.

Could work but then I spied some geese with runs and sheds and some chickens and photo'd them in case they get added finally. Who knows how it will proceed once I start on my lovely Sanders Waterford 16 x 20 inch water colour paper.

By the way, why has my visitor counter gone back to 3 when it was over 200 earlier in the week???


Robert A Vollrath said...

Your counter is set for the month instead of the year. Where did you get your counter at?

The garden and the church will make a nice painting but I like the shed sketches as a post for your blog.

Great work as always!

Anita Davies said...

My counter did the same Joan, it shouldn't have, it is very naughty.
I'll sort it! ;)

I love that bottom sketch with those red rooves leading to the church.

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Thanks for your help folks and for sorting the counter Anita.

RHCarpenter said...

I like all of these little sketches - not really sketches, they could make finished paintings easily! Lovely and light and interesting sights to share. Thanks, Joan.

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Thanks for pooping in Rhonda to comment on my allotment/church sketches. I am actually in the moment of creating a full size watercolour of the church, cottage roofs and cabbage patch. I thought of adding at least one of the geese that live up there, but it was too cluttered. Pity, I quite fancy a little bit of pure white specific shape in the foreground.

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

OH HELP - SO SORRY RHONDA. It must have been the reference to cabbages!!!!!!! ie ...'Thanks for popping in....'