Blenheim Revisited (Saturday night armchair sketching)

November 17, 2012 | 2 Comments

Just want to mention (again!( how much I am LOVING the larger size of the A4 watercolour moleskine.

Revisiting Blenheim Palace – possibly my favourite building in all of the UK and it was certainly a dream come true to spend a whole day sketching there. I am a real Hawksmoor and Vanburgh fan!!!

I have been itching to do a longer more elaborate sketch as for the last 2 months I have been unable to sketch for longer than 15minutes due to some treatment to my neck and shoulders… so an armchair sketch with the additional comfort of a hot water bottle has hit the spot tonight. BTW I forgot to discuss with my physio this afternoon a number of my thoughts about best sketching practice for neck and shoulders and back… but I will do a big feature on this soon!

I am certainly not used to mixing enough paint to cover areas in this larger size so there is some colour variation in this that was not planned. Also, although I wasn’t intending to do consistent linework on both sides of the building, I did get bored with the ink part(after 10 minutes- shocking!) a sign that I do need to slow down a little!(the story of my life)

Interesting to see the contrast with the sketch I did at the time of my visit in 2010 …but I have done a LOT of sketching in the last 2 years haven’t I?


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