Wednesday, March 5, 2014

woyww - sketch and w/c

Another page in my journal of a landscape which is really just an exercise of the wet on wet technique.  On the left are notes from a Saturday sketching workshop that I did with Liz Steel.  It was held in the Rocks area of Sydney and was a great introduction to sketching buildings and doing quick watercolours.  You can see from the pic my struggle with stairs and my beginner stages of sketching.
Final pic is of the watercolour version.

Check out Liz's website and you will get a feel for her wonderful work and lots of pics of the urban sketcher groups she is part of in OZ and overseas.  She was a very friendly teacher  who was so giving of her time/suggestions.  I am sure I will be back for more classes.

Now I am off to join in on woyww.....


  1. It's really lovely to see how you develop your skills....thanks for sharing.
    Annie # 49

  2. I really would like to try water colours - I just get too hooked on fabrics when I am crafting! That doorway is looking good x Jo #60

  3. Wow your pages are GREAT!!! I am trying to teach myself to water colour...with the help of good ole' YouTube hehe! Love what you are doing and I have just become a follower :-)! Happy WOYWW. Thank you for visiting me earlier.
    Janene #9

  4. Wow amazing pages you are really getting into the swing of things, I like both colored and drawn versions. Good for you and go aussies..... I love the rocks area

    Hugs Eliza & Yoda 14
    Happy WOYWW

  5. Oh Sandra, your watercolors are getting absolutely perfect. You bring your part of the world to life in your art. Beautiful.

    Thanks for visiting while I slept. Seems I do that at times. Happy WOYWW from #1.

  6. I really admire how you are progressing with your water colors.
    Happy WOYWW!
    Krisha #32

  7. I love that I am not the only person whose desk is looking at a wall. I see all of these desks, facing a window each week and I think I'm the only one not looking at the window!
    Your journal and watercolor are fabulous!

  8. Fantastic pages, the sketches and the water colour...Thanks for your visit, enjoy your week
    DeDe #17

  9. Love that watercolour of the steps an door - fabulous. Must check this out as yu say she does overseas.
    Have a great week - Hugs, Neet 8 xx

  10. I am just in awe of people who can paint like this, it's gorgeous.
    Happy crafting, Angela x 63

  11. Hi Sandra, Those sketches are looking pretty good. And I do like the watercolour too!
    You're getting hooked on those watercolours, right? I'm getting hooked on those oil paintstiks!
    See you next Wed. No time for WOYWW this week :(

  12. Sorry to take so long getting round this week - life and all that!
    Thanks for the visit earlier. Your work is lovely - those steps are just great - well done.
    Margaret #13

  13. Simply going out to draw and paint can be the greatest fun! But also teeth gnashingly frustrating when the perspective just won't happen...I remember it well :-). But you look as if you've grasped it already, you've got a good eye!! lol
    Hugs, LLJ xx