Wednesday, May 29, 2013

"Gone sketching" ... in France

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Drawing copyright Judith Nijholt-Strong. All rights reserved.
"My Travel Sketchbooks"
pen & ink, watercolors, colored pencils on paper
May 29, 2013 ~ Utrecht, Netherlands

Off to France I go!!
Blogging while traveling isn't always possible, usually due to poor wifi connections (c'est la internet) - but truthfully, travelling in France is more interesting than blogging! ;o)
If I get a chance, I might post something. If blog posting is not possible while on the road, I return to Holland & blogging around the beginning of July.

Until then ...
Au revoir! :o)

Judy

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

"Shooting Star" Yellow Columbine - colored pencil drawing

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drawing copyright Judith Nijholt-Strong. all rights reserved.
"Shooting Star - Yellow Columbine"
(Aquilegia chrysantha)
colored pencil on paper - 5.5"h x 3.75"w
May, 2013 ~ Utrecht, Netherlands

Several years ago, this lovely columbine was growing in my garden. When it eventually, (hopefully), stops raining here in the Netherlands, I plan to plant this beauty again. :o) I really do miss its warmth. 

Alas, the weather forecast for the rest of May doesn't look very dry ... or warm.

For this drawing I used:
  • Prismacolors & Faber-Castell regular colored pencils
  • Prismacolor Clear Blender Pens
  • Stonehenge Paper
  • My own flower!


Waiting for a sunny day,
Judy
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Thursday, May 16, 2013

3 Campanulas - pen & ink with watercolors

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drawing copyright Judith Nijholt-Strong. all rights reserved.
"3 Campanulas"
pen & ink with watercolors
May 2013 ~ Utrecht, Netherlands

A little "loose" drawing of the campanulas (bellflowers) which are currently growing in my garden. We've had several days of rain and cold temps again (and more on the way), but the garden is full of new blooms such as the campanulas. I'm still waiting for my peonies to open, though I think they need more sunny days. 

If not for the trees and other flowers in bloom, it would be difficult to imagine this is still the month of May - feels and looks more like October!

For the drawing I used:
  • Sakura Pigma Micron archival ink pens - sizes .005 & .01
  • Winsor & Newton Artists watercolors
  • Arches fine grain hot-pressed watercolor paper


tot ziens,
Judy
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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

New Beginnings in my garden ~ hydrangea leaves drawing

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copyright Judith Nijholt-Strong. all rights reserved.
"New Leaves 2013"
ink and watercolors in small Moleskine sketchbook
May 2013 ~ Utrecht, Netherlands

After a rather long break from my two dimensional art and a long, dreary, break from anything worth looking at in my garden (according to me) - there are finally "new beginnings"!




tot ziens,
Judy
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