Friday, November 21, 2014

Sketch with my new prismacolour pencil

Thanks so much to Kerri-ann for sending me a box of prismacolor pencils and lots of other art goodies. I love them. This is a portrait in french gray shade.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Watercolour 6 and 7/30

Somewhere on the Otago Peninsula, 4 x 6 inches

Rocky Kaikoura Beach, looking north.  2 x 2.5 inches
(The paper was a bit bent in the photo!)

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Watercolour sketch 5/30

Beach on the Otago Peninsula. 2x2.5 inches.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Watercolour sketch 4/30

Waimate, New Zealand, in the afternoon sun.

Watercolour sketches 2/30 and 3/30

 Waitete Bay (Coromandel, NZ), in the afternoon sun. Postcard size.

Miniature watercolor sketch, beach (not sure which one). 2x2.5 inches

Gratuitous photo of a waterfall, somewhere in Northland, NZ.

Some quick pen sketches

 Black biro. From a photo.

 Actual size. 1 1/2 inches tall.

Actual size. Practising drawing really small portraits.

 Gratuitous photo of somewhere in Northland, New Zealand. Bay of Isles?

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Watercolour sketch 1/30

The view from our deck: the Tararua Mountains

I haven't painted in maybe a year now, I think. I can't even remember which colours are which in my palette. I'll have to completely redo my palette, of course. I've forgotten which colours lift and which don't. I've forgotten which colours I used to mix for everything. I've even forgotten how to do clouds.

So I am going to try and do a quick 1-2 minute mini (2x2 inch) watercolour sketch of something each day if possible. Hopefully I will look back after 30 days and see lots of improvement!