I can't keep the paint away.....

April 16, 2014 | 2 Comments

Pages from the last few days… in summary as much as I am loving using watercolour pencils(WCPs) my creative juices just seem to want water to play!

Today:
Here is my warmup for the day of the random pile of my WCPs.
I can’t express in words how much fun I am having painting at the moment….

this was my attempt at doing the sketchbook skool homework for the week (I worked from right to left as I am a leftie) and didn’t have a great selection of normal coloured pencils – didn’t quite achieve Koojse’s ‘zen state’… instead I went crazy on 3 more versions…


Yesterday: 
A pear…. I have one a day at the moment- oh! they are so sketchable and a lovely gift in the mail. I then went wild with some new gamboge paint- I really love that pigment but dont keep in my daily palette
 

Last night I just needed to splash paint!!! SO I picked three random tubes from my paint tube storage unit and just went wild!!!!
Cobalt is not a colour that I have in my palette but I just had a urge to paint with it … such a lovely blue actually… what have I been missing (why are there just too many nice blue watercolour pigments… I think I love all of them)
 
Monday:
testing black pencils for my upcoming museum sketching workshops in Tasmania… I was getting a little bored at the WCP-ing!(I would not have minded it so much in paint but the repetition of stroke making was starting to bore me.)
 

Saturday Evening:
I always prefer to sketch from life… but a warmup from a photo sometimes hits the spot. SO looking forward to getting out into the Tasmania Wilderness next month in between all my urban sketching, cafe sketching and teaching. This is from a photo of Mt Roland.

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