Monday, November 10, 2008

Local Colour - Final Pages

The Flying Pictures International Sketchbook Exchange is almost over. A couple of sketchbooks, including mine, still have to finish their journey. Casey's book Local Colour is now available as a slide show on the Flying Pictures Blog. These are my sketches which were the final pages of Casey's book.


The garden chair where I photographed many of the books.

Casey's book ready to fly home to France.


The sketchbook exchange has really challenged me and I've tried a great many different styles and approaches, some more successful than others. I'm so grateful for all the enthusiasm and encouraging comments from so many of you who visit my blog. Thank you.

I was constantly inspired by the beautiful and imaginative work of my fellow Flyers and even though this project has been much more demanding than I imagined, I can't wait to fasten my seatbelt again for another creative adventure with the Flying Pictures Crew.

Vivien and Lindsay have now also created slideshows of their finished books.

17 comments:

Felicity said...

Lucky Casey! I especially love the chair but they are all lovely!

Terry said...

I love your garden chair and would just be in seventh heaven if I had one as beautiful as this to sit on in my garden

Lin said...

tHESE ARE ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!!!!! I love the garden bench especially --!! The colors, the perspective!!! What a wonderful collection!!!

annie said...

I so agree, Felicity and Terry. And, Robyn, I do like it that your blog allows these great enlargements--I'm flipping them back and forth to study and enjoy. Fun to see the photo pages spread out on the chair, too. What colors!
annie

Lindsay said...

Robyn, you have out done yourself. These are so beautiful. I can't wait to work on your book. I'm so excited but sad it's over...boo hoo.
Hat's off to all our fellow flyers.

Scintilla said...

Your garden in in Via Rosa ? How appropriate!
As always 'just beautiful'.

moreidlethoughts said...

Robyn, it's been a delight and an inspiration.
I'll be doing another one next year and you're very welcome to join in if you've the time. (What with your wonderful new printing skills taking you on a different trip!)

Toni said...

Robyn they take my breath away. What a beautiful wonderful project. I also just love the garden chair. I'm flying over the the picture blog to see the slideshows.

Liz P said...

Oh, your beautiful garden that first drew me into this wonderful blog... I love seeing glimpses of it! And the bench is lovely. You have given it life!

(Is the tower in the third painting the same tower behind the garden?)

Katherine Tyrrell said...

Truly impressive Robyn - especially as you've fitted all of this in around visitors and 'the cold'.

I love the painting of garden looking up the steps - and I'm still hoping to come and park myself on your bench one day!

laureline said...

Fantastic! Your colors are stunning! What a good time you all had and I'm so glad for you.

Joan said...

I'm not sure if I like the stairs or the bench best. Both are super!!! It's sort of sad that the project is over. It was fun to watch it develop.

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

What a beautiful garden you have and as for that garden chair - everyone would love to have it. .. but it would soon get rusty in England's rainy climate. Glorious sunny, bright and happy pages to finish with. Will now pop over to see all the slideshows. Flying pages has been a great success everyone and kept your fans delighted as the books evolved .

Robyn said...

Thank you, All, I'm really tickled that you like my garden chair. I've put off sketching it for such a long time because it's so complicated, then I had a go and actually surprised myself. It didn't have to be perfect after all.

Dinah - I'd love to join in a project with you! I just need to catch up with my Italian lessons etc. for a few months.

Liz - Yes that is the same tower - we are just a One Tower Town ;)

Katherine - I'll put a reservation sign on the bench for you!

Joan - It's rusting here too in this damp, foggy autumn. Whatever happened to all that Tuscan Sun!

Stacy said...

Robyn, your paintings are lovely, especially that garden bench. It sounds like this exchange was a fun challenge for all of you. And how wonderful that you now (or will soon) have your book as a keepsake! I'm off to watch the slideshows. :)

africantapestry said...

Beautiful Robyn, the colours just glow! So sad its over..Hope you are back to good health?
Ronell

Anita said...

Love that bench!

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