Sunday, June 10

DODDINGTON COUNTRY SHOW 2007


Last year the 13th Alabama Infantry elected me as their 'resident' artist and today I went over to the country show at Washbrook Farm, Doddington to spend a couple of hours with them...sketch book in hand!



The infantry went about their day as I set up my chair among them and captured a few sketches in my A5 Winsor & Newton, working directly with ink. A fantastically challenging and productive afternoon and an opportunity I am most grateful for.


14 comments:

laserone said...

Oh my gosh, these are fantastic! I can't believe you worked with pen out in the field, I'd be to intimidated! These came out SO good. :)

caseytoussaint said...

Very impressive - it's so difficult to work in those conditions, and directly in ink as well. Wonderful sketches.w

Africantapestry said...

Great sketches...love the first one.
Ronell

Dave said...

Excellent...all that practice working directly with ink is really paying off. But excuse my ignorance--what's the Alabama Infantry doing in East Anglia?

Anita said...

Thankyou Laser. I am rather proud of myself for seeing it through, the fair was quite busy and a was a bit of a focal point but after the first few pen strokes I was in the right frame of mind and didn't really notice all the passers by.

Anita said...

Thankyou Casey. It was indeed challenging, especially as there were no set poses the Infantry were just going about their day and I had to capture them very quickly before they moved again!

Anita said...

Thankyou Ronell!

Anita said...

Thanx Dave.
Yes, it is a bit odd isn't it....Apparently John Fry is a descendent to the original general (I think that's the right title) and has studied his family history and the Infantry connections over the past 50 years.
They put on a remarkable show!

SCquiltaddict said...

very nice sketches...who knew the 13th Alabama would be a British unit...i was wondering what you were doing at a civil war reinactment:>

Anita said...

Thanks Margaret!

Lynn said...

Those are beautifully done under what I image must be challenging conditions. Fabulous!

Anita said...

Thankyou Lynn!

phthaloblu said...

How exciting for you! These are great sketches.

Anita said...

Thanx Phthaloblu!