Saturday, December 11, 2010

Painted Pony

Painted Pony, 8 x 5.5 graphite pencil on paper, copyright 2010

This month's Virtual Paintout is in Clare County on the west coast of Ireland.  I've never been there, but Ireland is on my bucket list.  I didn't have anything specific in mind, so I just randomly picked a spot near the coast.  It took me only a few minutes to find this scene.  I might have to come back to it with pastel or oil, the colors are quite lovely - it looks like the photo was taken shortly after dawn.  

I'm a bit out of practice with pencils, it's been quite awhile since I've attempted a simple sketch.  It was refreshingly uncomplicated.


  1. Good sketch. I like it, and enjoy seeing sketches/drawings on VP, as you might surmise from my current entry. ;-)

    I too found plenty of color rich material in County Clare. Now, if I can just find time to persue some of it...

  2. Yes, not having time is always the biggest issue, isn't it?

    A friend who often posts on VP pointed out your sketch to me - it made us both smile!