Some Landscape Sketches

*Began this with quick graphite pencil lines, did a little shading....then added some coloured pencil work, watercolour washes, and a little gouache. These are drawn from memory and imagination. I like to begin something with a rush of linework, whether I have visual information to work from or not. It’s kind of fun not knowing exactly... Continue Reading →

Landscapes – Watercolour, Gouache, Pencil, Ink Pen, Art App Media…

*I painted this on A4 220gsm Canson drawing paper - it holds washes surprisingly well, for a drawing paper. I began with some quick lines using a “Faber-Castell, Dark Sepia Pitt” artist pen, and then added watercolour. These are a few of the many landscapes I’ve attempted in recent months. I’m finding this quite a... Continue Reading →

Flower Friends

Watercolour, gouache, Inktense pencil, and graphite pencil, on Art Spectrum, textured A4 “Draw and Wash” paper. Day 30 of the World Watercolour Month challenge. Began with an idea, and a quick trip around the paper with a black Inktense paper. Then brushed on washes of watercolour, and a little white gouache - mostly on the... Continue Reading →

Watercolour, Inktense pencil, and gouache on canvas: size approx. 10cm x 10cm - 4” x 4”. Day 29 of the World Watercolour Month challenge. This is not yet a finished painting, and it’s not one I’m particularly pleased with. However, as is often the case, there’s aspects I like, and I learn something.  The focus... Continue Reading →

Always

Watercolour and gouache, on 5”x 7” Strathmore hot pressed 300gsm paper. Day 23 of the World Watercolour Month challenge. I began with a wash of reddish orange watercolour and an idea, and followed it along.... I managed to keep the washes fairly loose (yay!); and as I wanted a soft painterly look, I didn’t use... Continue Reading →

Flower Blues

Watercolour, watersoluble Inktense pencil in “bright blue”, black coloured pencil and a little gouache. On 5” x 7” Strathmore hot pressed 300gsm watercolour paper. Put on a tan border in the Book Creator app. Day 22 of the World Watercolour Month challenge. Began with a blue Inktense pencil drawing, washed over it with water, and added... Continue Reading →

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