Another wrap of my week. I haven't really thought a lot of about my daily sketchbook this week - but of course because I am such an obsessive sketcher I still manage to fill pages.
The opening spread is the version of my Pink Melbourne Cup that I did just for me - a record of my giveaway. If you missed it - details are here. Loving hearing from you all so much!!!
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Ok…back to my sketching….
This week(Sunday-Friday) in full not including my ‘sketch and walk’ sketches. I am really loving doing this ‘combo’ images and looking at my colour choices. And yes there is a different sketchbook there at the end (today!)
I won’t bother posting the first spread in full – my Sunday notes. a feeble attempt to start a food diary again and a woman in a waiting room.
There are so many things going on in my head that it is easy for my head to spin a little. Sketching is a good way just to slow myself down a little and it DOES help my process stuff as well. But trying to sketch some knitting was a crazy idea.
Yesterday I managed to squeeze a super quick cafe visit in before heading to the Artscene for a demo. I discovered Element 6 in the newly released Good Cafe Guide 2014 to Sydney (an important purchase for my upcoming online class – how is that for a tease????) Insanely quick lines and simple washes. Sadly I closed the book too soon!
A new sketchbook! I have just under 3 weeks till I leave for Brazil and so don’t want to start a new Alpha landscape book. So instead I thought I would use a small spiral bound Stillman and Birn Zeta again. This is smooth white 270gm2 which just has to be the nicest surface to draw and write on with my lamy pen. I think this book will do nicely for this period – 50 pages.
This is just a test page of random stuff sitting around in my studio. Not quite happy with this spread as a whole…but it was totally random and a test page. Of course I realise I have just made my life more complicated by using a sketchbook with different paper… oh well! Never a dull moment!
Jane gave us a fantastic run down of the important/ useful colours in the range. A few of the speciality ones I hadn’t really looked at before.
Most of you know that ‘Colour Jane’ and I have colour-play days and she has helped me craft my palette to a selection that I am REALLY happy with. But it was very helpful to see all the colours together and confirm my own palette choices. And there were two colours that I just feel like revisiting – not making a palette change but more a play in the studio.
I love colour and getting to know all the different characteristics of pigments and it is just a total delight for me to hear Jane talk about it.She is a total legend!
And just to finish with a very perceptive comment yesterday by Caroline.
“You’ve changed your banner. Am I guessing right that those are indeed the current palette colors in the correct pan sizes? Do I see Potter’s Pink?”
Answer: yes, yes, yes! Anyone else noticed the changes?