Sunday, 9 December 2012

Sketchbook No.2 (#6)

Still Life, Hotel Sirius balcony, Madeira - 14 August 1992
(2B mechanical pencil in A4 sketchbook)

The day after drawing this table of stuff on our hotel balcony, I decided I'd have a go at the hills to the north of the hotel:

Hill above Funchal, 15 August 1992
(Watercolour and oil pastel on 7 x 9 in.watercolour paper)

Some time later I put the two together and made this painting:

Madeira (Oil on board, 28 x 14 ins)

Not entirely successful as a painting, but it was important at the time. It's still on my living room wall.


Alex said...

Beautiful drawing!

harry bell said...

Thanks very much, Alex.

Sandra said...

A perfect demonstration of using your sketches for a final piece!

harry bell said...

Thank you, Sandra, for your kind comment.

Boud said...

Many art references in this work! Italian renaissance, Japanese, bit of Cezanne...all in all, very interesting and yes, I could live with this!

harry bell said...

Thank you, Liz. I wish I could claim that the references were deliberate, but at least I can acknowledge that they are all part of my visual vocabulary.