Sunday, January 11, 2009

Sketching in below freezing weather

Chequer Street, St Albans
I was determined to sketch outside yesterday, but it was so unbelievably cold. The wobbly lines produced by my shivering hands were so dire that I thought some added watercolour might help and for the first time ever for me the paint froze in the pallette and on the page.This is Chequer Street in St Albans from the roof at the back of the old town hall.

6 Comments:

Blogger annie said...

Caught this on Urban Sketchers, too, Julie. It is so lively and full of warm colors :)
even though you were freezing.
annie

1/11/2009 6:13 PM  
Blogger Jessie Lilac said...

Blimey! Frozen paint...eek! This is a lovely painting and full of such beautiful bright colours for such a cold day :)x

1/11/2009 6:27 PM  
Blogger Rob Carey said...

Good for you to just go for it. I've never had paint freeze before- I like the way it turned out.

1/11/2009 10:28 PM  
Blogger Anita Davies said...

Minus 3 here all day too! I wasn't so brave, I sought refuge in a hotel. LOL!
Love the colours in this.

1/11/2009 10:53 PM  
OpenID owenswain said...

Brave girl, well done.

1/12/2009 3:49 AM  
Blogger Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

Frozen on the palette? Never heard of that before - but of course we live in a different climte. Colourful picture anyway.
w.

1/12/2009 7:36 AM  

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