lunedì 27 agosto 2012

Ionian islands - plein air sketches




© JANE MINTER
Ionian Islands - Greece
section of sandstone rock formation 
watercolour plein air sketch 
24 x 32 cm



© JANE MINTER
Ionian Islands- Greece
sandstone cliffs
quick watercolour plein air sketch 
24 x 32 cm



.... a couple of watercolour plein air sketches from a recent sailing trip .... we sailed from Montenegro along the Albanian coast to the Ionian Islands - Greece . The clear turquoise waters with the sandstones of the Islands are striking . I found the formation and patterns of the sandstone incredibly beautiful and inspiring. Sketching on deck is challenging as the boat is always in continuous movement !



23 commenti:

RH Carpenter ha detto...

What a challenge, painting on a boat! Lovely work :)

c.dingman ha detto...

Very nice use of wet into wet.

Sadami ha detto...

Hi, Jane,
So beautiful work! I love both. I admrie your challenge spirit. True, not easy to stay still on a deck. Weldone!!
Cheers, Sadami

Tito ha detto...

Hi Jane, both are very nice and spontaneous. The second one is so beautiful with his Mediterranean colors and light. Hug!

Studio at the Farm ha detto...

Very well done!! I can't imagine trying to paint on the deck of a rolling ship.

Judy ha detto...

Beautiful, Jane! And what a wonderful trip!

JANE MINTER ha detto...

rhonda c.dingman sadami katharyn judy thankyou all ...it was a great break .

John Simlett ha detto...

Love the way the sky is only seen in the reflection which somehow makes it work even better.

Lovely pictures - loved the sandstone

Sandra ha detto...

I really like both of these. They are unique in style and are both beautiful :0)

Eva de dueñas ha detto...

Very good jobs. I like to much. Best regards

Sophia Khan ha detto...

Beautiful paintings Jane. I especially love the first....at first sight it looked like a reflection of a dome and campanile in dark waters. Sounds like you had a great trip:)

JANE MINTER ha detto...

eva many thanks

sophia thankyou ..it was ...we didn't stay long in many of the bays as the winds picked up in the afternoon ..lots of quick sketches in pencil and watercolour .... we also saw so many beautiful venetian towns .

Cobalt Violet ha detto...

Gorgeous and loose as always ... I can somehow feel beautiful Greece. So lovely!

John (JWJarts) ha detto...

Lovely paintings Jane.

JANE MINTER ha detto...

lucinda thankyou for looking !

thanks john .

Michele ha detto...

bellissimi!

JANE MINTER ha detto...

grazie mille michele !

Theresa ha detto...

Your work is quite gorgeous.

Annaquarel.les ha detto...

Dear Jane,
Isn't it magic the way water flows and makes its way playfully. Love it:)

JANE MINTER ha detto...

theresa thanks so much for your kind words and looking at my blog

dear anna it is magic :)..looking foward to exploring this more

cathyswatercolors ha detto...

Sounds beautiful. I really enjoy the painting on the top. The textrue provides so much depth and interest. Like a fantastic piece of weathered sculpture.

Sergio DS ha detto...

Good trip and good watercolours.

JANE MINTER ha detto...

cathy thankyou ...need to play more with textures and patterns of the rocks

sergio many thanks.