It’s been a long time since I posted anything, but the sun is out so a good excuse to get drawing. Took my sketchbook and some watercolours to St James’s Park on Sunday and sat in the sun for a bit. I’ve not done a lot of sketching with water colours outdoors before but thought the day called for a bit of bright colour.
Not doing a lot of painting at the moment, but I did a lot in May. Looking back through them there’s a few I didn’t get around to posting. Here’s one of them.
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.
Starting to get used to some bits of watercolour but not others, so easy to go too far and there’s no undo button
Another watercolour, been throwing a lot of paint about during May, enjoying it but finding an A4 page is a bit limiting so the aim for June is to go large and throw more paint about.
Slowly working through the big block of watercolour paper I bought at the end of March, it’s going to take a while.
Another one for the Cass Art watercolour challenge. The challenge is to do 50 watercolours in May, I’m not going to do that but I’m getting motivated to get a bit more paint on paper. Next sheet is stretched on the drawing board and ready to go.