Tuesday, May 22

PECKOVER HOUSE, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire. UK


I spent a sunny Tuesday afternoon at Peckover House, a National Trust property situated on North Brink in Wisbech. On this visit, I decided to make the most of the good weather and sketch around the wonderful gardens.





All of my sketches were created in my A4 Venezia sketchbook with an 'Artline' pen and some are coloured using a St. Petersburg set of watercolour pans.


20 comments:

Laureline said...

So lovely, Anita. I especially like the middle one---you've done so well with light and deep space here. Each of these has a very nice quality of immediacy--that means to me that they are very successful!

Africantapestry said...

Such lovely sketches, as always Anita. The view throught the gate is just beautiful and I agree with Laura, you did wonderful on depth and light and color.
Ronell

Dave said...

Excellent sketches. I do like the way you often sketch a detail or a corner of a building. I'm going to have to try to do this more myself.

Anita said...

Thankyou Laurel. The gates have more colour on them which didn't pick up the scan, for some reason it has decided to ignore my blues today!

Anita said...

Thankyou Ronell!

Anita said...

Thanx Dave. I love the little decorative features on old buildings, something the newer constructions fail to have despite all our advances.

gingermoggy said...

Anitavery nice things!!! - I especially like the light on the gate and the pathway in the middle one. Puts me right in mind of a bright day. Jules

Anita said...

Thankyou Jules!

Teri C said...

Just simpley gorgeous! I love each and every one!

Anita said...

Thankyou Teri!

Linda said...

Ditto to all the above comments! These are really beautiful - I love the intimate little details and the angles you chose. Beautiful!

Anita said...

Thankyou Linda!

soulcomfort said...

Just love your sketches and your style! :)
Always, Rita

Jana Bouc said...

Wow! Your sketches are so full of life and color...so vibrant and brilliant. Amazing!

Anita said...

Thankyou Rita!

Anita said...

Thankyou so much Jana!

Joan said...

Three sketches at one place! That's so good. I love the top sketch...no, I love all three!! I'll have to make a habit of checking your blog, not just waiting for your sketches for the "scavenger hunts."

Anita said...

Joan, thankyou so much for visiting my blogs and taking the time to comment, it is much appreciated. I'm delighted you enjoyed your visit enough to return again.

phthaloblu said...

Such beautiful sketches, all of them. I'm curious, tho, and I may have already asked this, but I'm going to again... do you add the color on site, or do you wait and add it at a later time?

Anita said...

Thankyou Pthalo.
I do both.
Sometimes I colour on location, sometimes I'll add just a tiny bit of colour on each item as a guide for when I get home and sometimes I'll write the colours in pencil with little arrows leading to where they need to be. It all depends on time.
I like to grab as many sketches from life as possible and adding colour on location means spending more time on one piece, so if I'm somewhere I can't access again with ease I make notes and colour at home, using my time wisely making numerous sketches instead.
In this instance, the gate scene was coloured on location and the little pot on my return home. Peckover is close to me, so I was in no hurry! ;)