Saturday, February 14, 2015

Sketching my husband


Sketching my husband sitting watching tv (and gradually falling asleep). Staedler 0.05 black pen, recycled paper.



Dart River valley, near Queenstown, South Island, New Zealand (photo: Jonas)

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Sketches over afternoon tea

Some 5 minute passport sized sketches done over afternoon tea. Staedler 0.05 black flet tip pen. Recycled paper.





Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Sketch of an old man


A4 recycled paper, Staedler 0.05 fineliner black pen.

Gratuitous photo of the coastline near Blenheim, South Island, New Zealand

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Study of stones for Dunedin painting



Gratuitous photo of the south coast of the Wairarapa, near Sail Rock, Noth Island, New Zealand

Monday, January 26, 2015

Value sketch - Dunedin Peninsula

A value sketch (sketch to figure out the lights and darks) for a future painting of a stone wall on the Dunedin Peninsula. I am wanting it to be a fairly high key painting, with some very dark shadow contrasts, as it will be showing midday light.


Gratuitous photo of the coastline near Dunedin, South Island, New Zealand. Photo: Jonas

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Watercolour 16/30




Arches N.O.T. paper. I am starting to think I prefer the hot pressed paper. I was trying for a more graphic design look with solid blocks of colour painted with gum arabic. I think the N.O.T. paper isn't the best choice for this. I might re-try this painting a little later on.

Gratuitous photo of Arthurs Pass area, South Island, New Zealand. Photo: Jonas.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Catlins Estuary





In my goal to do 30 watercolours over 30 days (OK, maybe over 3 months), this is watercolour 15 of 30. Fabriano 300 gsm hot press paper.