Once again it was another big month on the blog… so it’s time to do a quick recap of what I got up to.
Due to a lot of rain in March I didn’t get out as much as I’d hoped. But this is what I did manage:
- Sketching Gladesville Hospital with Jane (and some fun new pigments)
- USK Sydney: A big day of sketching in The Rocks and Botanic Gardens
- Sydney weekday outing
- Researching Warragamba Dam because I wasn’t able to go out sketching
A major theme in my recent interview – Making it look easy: A SneakyArtist Podcast interview – was the importance of quick and spontaneous sketching. But at times I do an hour long sketch…mainly because I’m talking too much!
The most popular topic for my blog articles this month has been related to materials – updating my current sketching kit list, trying new watercolours and revisiting my watercolour pencils and my coloured inks.
- Current Sketching Kit – March 2021
- Using my watercolour pencils again
- Testing Aquarius Watercolours
- Aquarius test sketches
- Revisiting my coloured ink collection
- Time to give Sap Green a break?
And the month would be lacking without a few teacups, wouldn’t it?
Even though I’ve been publishing a new article most weekdays, I haven’t been sharing a lot of my everyday pages… so I will end this post with a heap of double-page spreads from Sketchbook 143 (5.5×8.5″) and Sketchbook 144 (8×10″). You’ve seen some of these before but I think it’s always fun to see the sketches in the context of the whole spread and the sequence of pages. BTW the smaller book was a challenge and I’m much happier now that I’m using the 8×10 again!
How was your sketching in March? I hope that you are happy with what you achieved!
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