Many of our members keep sketchbooks which show how their work evolves and progresses. Here we show some examples from these to encourage members to display some of their work, even if not completed or perfected. We hope these will also be an inspiration to others to try out new approaches and techniques...


Here are just three sketches from the sketchbooks of Sherrill Ponton who gave a wonderful talk to the society at WASPS creative academy in May; they are "Alone in Scottish Highlands", "Rainbow Rooster" and "Stone Doodles":



New member Sheree Young has been trying to loosen up after not painting for a long time. What better way to start than with this watercolour sketch of Snowdrops ?


Sheree has also been playing with colour and patterns. Saying "What do you see ? Everyone sees something different. Its not the outcome that matters, its the journey in getting there. Throwing colour onto a page, leaving whites and then working around the shapes can result in amazing, unconventional ideas you never dreamt of if you started with a fixed destination in mind. . This playtime was FUN!"


Some more results from the Life Drawing exercise in the evening classes at WASPS under the tuition of Jonathan Shearer:




Peter Moore has been sketching Slioch and also drawing a torso...


Ros Crawford has been working on these depictions of funghi (too good to be called sketches ?); Charcoal Burner, Stinking Parasol and Magic Mushrooms.


Clive Williams prepared this  preliminary sketch for a watercolour  titled " The last Waltz on Nairn beach", a super sketch of a Fisherman, and "Paul Klee visits the Singing Butler" or "The Chaos of Clouds"




Thanks to Ros Crawford who participates in the Merkinch Morning Art Group, for these three sketches:


Many thanks to LIz Joss for sending these very recent sketches from Orkney:


Thanks to Jackie Thomson for sending some of her sketches from Life Drawing Classes:



Many thanks to Morven Boardman for providing our first examples:


Sheena Mitchell brought her sketchbook, with many and varied sketches, to the March painting day at Killearnan, so thanks to Sheena for these examples:


William Mather has been out sketching in Cafe Nero, with 'Woman in red chair' and 'Misc. faces with Masks';  at Heathrow he did 'Bearded Man on the Phone' , and at Tiso Inverness he saw 'Big man, big gap' ! They are in pen, pencil and charcoal, some with a bit of watercolour added afterwards. More of William's work can be seen on his website at: 




Jenny Hepburn has been out sketching around Coigach:


These sketches by R. Peckham were done on a course on "Walking and Sketching in the Highlands" run by North West Highlands Art:   http://www.nwhighlandsart.co.uk

A similar course is planned for this September. They are views over Loch Kishorn and Applecross.


Thanks to Jean Taylor for these sketches of people and horses:



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