Yesterday I went to meet the Thursday morning class of Erin Hill's Out and About Classes in Manly.
But first I set up myself to use class materials...well almost. I found my old cotman set (what I started with... the set I mentioned in my chat with Danny Gregory!) and then tried to find as close as possible to the colours that Erin recommends. (mine are all artist quality not cotmans - but I was able to find all except for a Cad red). I also tried to paint with a small brush (using the side of it) but nope, I didn't like that at all. I also used my lamy pen but, as you can see, prefer to go for pencil (what has happened to me?) The 'scary' notes refers to Cad Yellow - I do not know how to use Cad colours - too opaque and make murky colours in the palette - ok, that means don't mix in the palette... anyone got any tips on using cadmiuim's colour.
That is my new craze - Indian InkInktense- what a glorious warm black!?
I got there early enough for a walk along the beach (dodging a huge amount of seaweed) and a quick sketch... ah! the salt air, sand and surf does something for me!
I then went to T2 to meet a friend to talk about blog/website options and did NOT sketch our teas. However, I did take Jim Richards wonderful new book "Freehand Drawing and Discovery" to show the fabulous Kathleen (manager of the teahouse) my tea sketch in the book. I just realised that I haven't told you about this yet... will try to do so when things settle down a little.
A final sketch for the day on the way home... stuck in traffic again!