Friday, July 15, 2011

Which way round matters?

I have found that on single page sketches I like to sketch on the right hand page - probably because I am righthanded - so my sketchbook looks like this!

A sketch from Heidelberg

It's been one of those weeks - lots of good intentions to do lots of things and sabotaged by events beyond my control. I hate it when that happens! Better luck next week!

Weekend plans to paint, sketch and generally be arty. Wish me luck!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Sunflower Matters

I bought some sunflowers last week with the idea of painting them. Finally threw caution to the wind today and threw some watercolour paint about in a haphazard kind of way - not sure of the result. It started out well but I lost it somewhat when it got to the petals because I really didn't know how I could get the effect that I wanted. Practice, practice, practice!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Lunchtime Matters

I only get a 30 minute break for lunch which is hardly time to turn round and I usually have lunch with him indoors but Wednesdays he goes to lunch with some of his employees so this week I determined rather than eating at my desk I would sketch for 30 minutes. Lesson 1 - don't choose somewhere that is very complicated to sketch in 30 minutes - it isn't going to happen! So Thursday and Friday I ended up back in the same place finishing it up. And still ate at my desk!

Finally decided on a new sketchbook - will report back once it arrives and is tested.