Friday, 26 September 2008


It was such a lovely sunny afternoon I went into the garden to add colour to my sketch. I know I have labelled the images 'geraniums' but in fact they belong to the pelargonium family. Poor scanning Im afraid so that the left hand page doesnt match quite exactly to the righthand page, but I can assure you in the sketchbook they continue across the fold.
I used the Daniel Smith palette Anita kindly squeezed out for me and added blue for sky although its quite faint on the righthand page in the scanning. I suppose I did this mainly to try to create a different style than previous pages. So that was number 5 in the handmade sketchbook. I expect I will move into autumn leaves soon.


Anita Davies said...

Lovely composition on this spread Joan.
How did your trip go? Did they take all of the paintings?

Teri C said...

These are such beautiful pages!!

Kari Gibson said...

I can almost smell the distinct aroma of those leaves.

Beautiful work.

Yes, autumn colours soon - looking forward to them!

Sandy said...

Oh how i love these sketches, they sing of summer, I can't wait to see you autumn leaves!

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Thanks for all your kind comments:
Anita - We hung 8 pieces, mostly the larger ones that fitted each suite beautifully colourwise and size. Three rooms had two paintings and the other two suites looked best with a single splash of colour on the walls.
Popped over to see your blog Sandy and noted your own find of autumn leaves.

Robert A Vollrath said...

I always love your posts of sketchbook pages.