What’s on my drawing board, January 09 2020

A sketchbook for every occasion, and a nearly finished painting.

This weeks drawing board is dominated by a drawing that’s been on the go for over a year, plus some experiments and design explorations in a variety of sketchbooks.

What’s on my drawing board, May 03 2019

Variations on watercolour This weeks drawing board has some watercolour paintings in different formats. Top row drawing board: Notebooks –  Colour swatches from latest swivel pan watercolour set. Quick daisy sketch, tall tree study, focusing on tree bark, quick rhododendron sketch – prep work for picture in next row. Middle row: Rhododendron watercolour painting, 8″ x 8″ wooden panel with … Read More

Watercolour Oranges

Taking a painting from an initial idea to finished piece I recently resolved to make a quick sketch of any idea I had for a painting. I normally just write a quick note down in my daily sketchbook, but the other day I was flicking back through some ideas for pictures, and really couldn’t remember quite what I had wanted … Read More

Lifting Leaves

[siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] Removing top layers of watercolour paint Here’s a detail from my recent Palm House painting, showing the glossy leaves on a bush in the shadows. After a number of attempts at painting this foreground foliage, I decided to use the lifting technique to ‘find’ the leaves in the shadows. I painted the whole bush in detail, in a … Read More

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