121030 Lane Cove VIllage

October 30, 2012 | Leave your thoughts

A simple sketch today… From now on for the next three months I am going to try to walk 4 evenings a week(rather than going to the gym) each time doing a quick 10-15min sketch.

If you are wondering why my crazy unrealistic time restriction… right at the moment I am unable to sketch longer without implications for my neck/shoulder muscles which are undergoing some treatment … BTW this is one of the major reasons why I had been markering as it enabled me to work quicker than normal – now that I am back with watercolour it is more of a challenge. Thankfully I don’t have to give up sketching, just limit it (and a number of other things!) for the time being.

This evening I did a walk down memory lane – walked around Lane Cove Village…it was fun! The days are not quite long enough at the moment for me to have much sunlight to sketch when I leave work after 6.30pm! Not particularly inspired by what I saw today…no view caught my eye…but this was the one with the most significance – children playing around the band stand in the plaza. BTW I did touch up this sketch a little since getting home(not done a great deal to it).

I have now decided on my minimum palette … It is 8 colours, rather than Kates five…but I am very happy with it (at the moment) … You will just have to wait to find out what the colours are…I will tell you all later …so don’t bother asking today!

One final BTW…. Looks like I am really come to terms with the fact that it is ok for me to write on ‘good’ watercolour paper! He he!
(funny how much I can right about a simple page in my sketchbook isn’t it?)

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