081224 Start of Holiday

December 24, 2008 | Leave your thoughts

Back to using watercolour moleskine – ah! they are nice. First page, done last night, is dedicated to a dear friend in Scotland who passed away last week. I did this at approximately the same time as the funeral was being held in the highlands. The flower is Sturt’s Desert Rose the state flower of...

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081220 A friend’s brief visit to Sydney

December 20, 2008 | 1 Comment

Sketches from an afternoon and morning visit from my friend who is always there at momentous stages of my sketching journey – when I started, my travel journals in Europe last year, really thinking about composing the whole spread when on location   and this time….. just going for it when it comes to sketching...

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081213 Mini Sketchcrawl

December 13, 2008 | 1 Comment

I have started to go along to sketching outings with the Sydney Sketch Club and today was a training for the next World Wide Sketchcrawl on Jan 10. We went to Balmain – a wonderful inner city suburb on the harbour. Not that I really need to get into the mood of sketching but I...

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081211 New Equipment

December 13, 2008 | Leave your thoughts

Thanks to Fredhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3092136099/in/photostream/ I have gone wild and filled my 12 pan set with 24 pans! Now to decide on the colours – here are some pages as I try to decide. I am certainly no watercolour expert… just trying different things. There is some much to learn…. (BTW I have already made changes to...

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081212 Traffic Sketches

December 13, 2008 | Leave your thoughts

Been SO busy lately that the only option for sketching has been in the traffic…. And having lots of fun. The sketches are always made up of composite views – I only draw when the car is stationary. Have started using  my Pentel Pocket Brush – in the past I have been afraid to use...

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081205 Urban Sketching

December 13, 2008 | Leave your thoughts

Catching up on a few urban sketches in the last 2 weeks (I have only managed to keep my flickr up to date and this poor blog gets a bit neglected) I am now blogging to the urbansketchers mega blog now…. If you want to see my posts follow this link http://www.urbansketchers.com/search/label/Liz%20Steel But make sure...

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081201 Tea Cosy

December 1, 2008 | 3 Comments

Some of you might know that I love my tea and my little teapot! http://www.flickr.com/photos/borrominibear/2909515406/ So, you could imagine that I couldn’t resist buying a great book on Wild Tea Cosies. Not yet released in USA or UK but Amazon link is below and the authors blog to get an idea. I just wish I...

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