Two versions of the same scene

April 22, 2024 | 2 Comments Travel Sketching

I was looking through my sketches of the Isle of Lewis the other day and came across two versions of the coastline at the Port Of Ness. One is small (occupying the top part of an A4 page) and the other takes up a double-page spread in an A4 sketchbook. I thought it would be...


Starting with Cobalt Blue

April 17, 2024 | 4 Comments
Everyday Sketching

I’m particularly interested in exploring ways of creating layered colour and texture in my work. And so last Friday as I was sipping my coffee, I started with a Cobalt Blue wash. It’s getting cooler in the morning here in Sydney so this cool undertone just felt right.  Cobalt Blue (PB28) is such a lovely...