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Snowdon

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Llyn Idwal

Llyn Llydaw

Been away from the urban grind for a while, swapped the congestion and pollution of London for the open expanses and peace of North Wales. I don’t often draw landscapes, but here’s two sketches I did halfway up Snowdon. The two lakes are Llyn Idwal and Llyn Llydaw. Went up the easyish route, which was still hard going, took around 8 hours, some very sore feet by the time we got back down.

Market people

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Market people crop

Watercolour is the complete opposite of how I’d normally paint. I’m enjoying how quick it is to get a load of colour on the paper, but unlike acrylic, it’s not so easy to get the paint to do what you want it to do and you can’t just paint over it and re-do the bits that go wrong. Think I’m going to stick with it as a medium, just need to work out how to use it.