Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Quick Winter Sketch

A quick sketch from my photo.
It makes me happy to have this medium that is so simple,
so direct, so low technology.

I had to get a new camera & am frustrated by all the
new menus & choices & procedures that have been added since my old one.
It's this complicated stuff that I don't need & it just
draws more battery power & memory.

My cold little hands would have found it hard to sketch while skiing, 
but I'm looking forward to being able to sketch outdoors again.


  1. I think your really captured the feel of your winter scene in watercolor. Sometimes the camera interprets the light too harshly, but you have adjusted it really well I think. Love love love how you shade the snow!

  2. Fun for me to actually have 2 of your posts ce matin..
    I love this with your petits color samples..
    Oy a new camera..always say the very least.My artist friend Nancy was just talking about upgrades last night and this AM with me via emails..
    Tinted paper? Interesting..
    A conundrum..last I heard she is sticking to the one she has;)

  3. I'd like to be able to draw such lovely memories !
    Yes , new cameras are much more complicated than needed !
    Bises et bonne journée depuis l'autre côté de l'océan !

  4. I want to put my boots on and climb up that hill! Beautiful sketch, as always.

  5. Your sketch beats any photograph, it's so beautiful!
    Most small cameras work best when put on automatic and the flash turned off, saving also batteries.

  6. Rita -- I can feel the chill and cold weather in this sketch. I have been following the severe weather that your area has been experiencing. Perhaps you have translated your weather into this sketch. I do feel a drama being played out in the trees. Nice. == barbara

  7. Ooo, I missed your quick, charming sketches. That's why I wouldn't trade my Lumix for nothing, LOL!

  8. So much elegance in this 'simplicity'. . . xx

  9. Your sketch has so much more personality than the photo - I love it!

  10. What a great winter scene!!

  11. Byłaś w pięknym śnieżnym miejscu i byłaś tam szczęśliwa, to i szkic jest wspaniały. Pozdrawiam serdecznie.

  12. Pretty! I know what you mean about new features on cameras...I still don't know how to use all the features on mine, and I've had to for more than two years now.


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