Just a quickie

11 May


We came back to Idaho from Oregon today and made a couple of sketching stops. It was boiling hot, around 29degrees C or 90F and we were on a tight schedule so only had enough time for a quickie or two. This was drawn from a rest stop in the mountains on The Oregon Trail, at Burnt River – at one point we were over 4,000 feet up.

I scribbled this in oil bars onto a canvas sheet prepared with oil-based litho/relief ink squeegeed on at random and left to dry.

This artist residency has been supported by Wales Arts International and Arts Council Wales.


17 Responses to “Just a quickie”

  1. this is lemonade May 12, 2013 at 03:03 #

    What are oil bars? Are they anything like oil pastels? Lovely vibrant palette, definitely some warm sun influence there 😉

    • Rosie Scribblah May 12, 2013 at 04:44 #

      Oil bars are quite different to pastels. They’re made by Winsor and Newton and they are oil paint in stick form. They give you a lovely flowing line to draw with, so you don’t have to use brushes to do apainting.

      • this is lemonade May 12, 2013 at 11:21 #

        Thanks! sounds great, might have to look out for them!

      • Rosie Scribblah May 12, 2013 at 14:44 #

        They’re great to get a free, sketchy type of drawing\painting and they’re quite tough.

  2. Love the sketch very Georgia O’Keeffe – one of my favourite artists

    • Rosie Scribblah May 12, 2013 at 01:43 #

      Thank you, high praise indeed. I only know her flower paintings

  3. Alli Farkas May 11, 2013 at 21:30 #

    How delightful! You’re getting inspired by strong bright American colors! Watch out you don’t end up with a palette like mine! Not that there’s anything wrong with that, of course…

  4. paperstew May 11, 2013 at 14:12 #

    Reblogged this on Sticks, Stones, and Paper Stew Blog and commented:
    A beautiful piece by my new friend. The hills in Eastern Oregon and Idaho are spectacular!

  5. therealbitzymum May 11, 2013 at 09:17 #

    Reblogged this on therealbitzymum and commented:
    Deceptively simple but lots of layers! Reblogged from scribblah.

  6. kestrelart May 11, 2013 at 08:32 #

    Would oil bars work in the rain?

    • Rosie Scribblah May 12, 2013 at 01:40 #

      Should do, as long as what you’re drawing on doesn’t get wet and soggy. I’ve prepared canvas sheets, the ones you can buy in pads, with a couple of coats of gesso then a layer of oil pigment.

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