Two recent sketches

December 13, 2013 | Leave your thoughts

Two architecture sketches that I have done in the last week – just for me!

A white house at the top of the hill at Cockatoo Island and St Thomas Church North Sydney.

I am having fun ….
– using a sailor 55degree calligraphy pen instead of a Lamy with EF nib
– using a small dagger brush instead of a #8 round brush
– very loose application of paint
– First sketch –  I was exploring how to achieve a nice wash for the shady side of the white building
– Second sketch – doing a few quick analysis sketches first to free myself up for the real sketch.
– a little bit of scraping of paint with a plastic card and letting the watercolour pigment do its own thing on the page!

This will be my last post for this year as I am booked to leave for a trip on Monday….so….

Thanks for following along this year and I hope to have some more regular features in 2014.

Hope you all have a wonderful ‘festive season’

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