Yesterday’s speed sketches that I made on the way to London by train, on a bag that had contained lemon cake. I’m very grateful to have had a chance to speak with Sara Dudman , judge from the Sunday Times watercolour competition last evening, and lucky to have had some great advice. Thank you Sara. It was a unique experience and I hope just the first time I exhibit in the Mall Galleries.
And here’s a new zigzag sketchbook I made with lovely Saunders Waterford paper in a recycled/up-cycled/reused Moleskine cover. The pages slide out so I can refill it once I’ve filled the book. Special handbag A6 sized! Can’t wait to use it.
I grabbed the wrong sketchbook on Sunday and had to do this sketch on the lining page of my full book – with a biro line scribbled in the centre! So here’s a nicer page – wouldn’t you prefer this one guys?
Found a shady spot for a while after a busy day which included using an art courier for the first time! Fingers crossed the judges like them.
Soooo many birds up here on Portsdown Hill!
A lovely bright spring morning at Gilkicker Fort in Gosport.
See sale Gallery too.
I had the chance to make two sketch book sketches. It was a warm sunny day but the sun made a great deal of progress between the two drawings, and the shadows moved considerably. The slate windowsill is a complex purple colour.
I had a lovely comment about this which I replied to, but for some reason it’s not appeared here! Confused…….