Monday, 26 November 2012

Sketching Sunday.

A dry Sunday and no plans except to go out and about locally and try once more to sketch in gouache.
The grasses were very bleached and the sky a pale yellowy grey with the sun a white orb. 
I added some pencil marks when the gouache had dried. I don't find it the easiest medium but prefer it to watercolour for sketching now. 

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Rain and more Rain

When the rain never stops it's time to go with the flow and attempt to sketch the small torrents of water that appear everywhere. But I find it very tricky to get that 'liquid' look.

Monday, 12 November 2012

Postcard From My Walk Blog

A postcard I sent to Pat in California done in gouache on paper on one of the few dry days we've had this Autumn. I'm so glad it arrived safely as 2 went missing last year.

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Musselburgh Harbour

Musselburgh Harbour
Gouache and HB Pencil

I love the work of Barbra Rae and was looking at her sketchbook online.

Most of her sketches are done in gouache and I read that she usually works 2 pages at a time side by side to allow ease of drying. I thought I'd have a go with gouache on a recent trip to the east coast of Scotland to the harbour town of Musselburgh and  I found it easier than watercolour to sketch with. Maybe next time I'll have a go at the 2 page way.

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Pond Life

Watercolour on cartridge paper

Part of a friend's pond with a hint of the pond life.