Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Boring view and a visit

Two attempts at making a worthwhile image based on a boring view today - suburban Denmark, as obscured by the ever-present high hedges. I Stood with my sketchbook and palette by the kitchen sink:
kitchen sketching I

First attempt, almost exclusively watercolour...
out back I

Second attempt with watercolour pencil on top - I think this one works better...
out back II

In the afternoon I had a visitor, which means tea and a sketch:
kitchen sketching II

kitchen sketching III

a visit..

I haven't posted much this month, and there is an entire sketchcrawl post waiting to be done - it will probably have to post in June instead.

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Persistent cold

persistent cold

Still struggling with the same cold. I went in to work for a couple of days, then had to go back to staying home - cabin fever is rearing its frazzled head!

watercolour sketching

Experimenting a bit with my watercolour sketchkit to pass the time - waterbrush with aquarelle (raw siena, cerulean, payne's grey, and a touch of red), and watercolour pencils (burnt ochre, cold grey V, light cobalt blue, and "medium flesh" - Albrecht Dürer, Faber-Castell).

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Infection

lopsided

Looking a bit lopsided from an infected throat. 9B graphite pencil in sketchbook journal.