Tuesday, November 18, 2014

woyww - jacaranda blooms

Jacaranda trees  are in flower all over Sydney and the streets and gardens are littered with the beautiful lavender blooms.  

I couldn't resist painting a few of the falling flowers 

and a quick sketch of a branch in bloom.
Have a lovely woyww.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Sketchbook Foundations

Lesson 1 on Sketchbook Foundations with Liz Steel starts with the basics.... getting to know your tools.  Which makes sense and this time I have kept my tools to a very basic setup.  10 watercolours, a pencil, brush and a fountain pen.  Plus an eraser.  Sometimes I cannot commit to the line and want to wipe it out.  Hopefully I will be able to learn how to draw an ellipse this time around with Liz.  Her teaching style is always fun and informative and doing a weekly class keeps me disciplined.  
Time will tell...   

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

woyww - touch ups

A birds eye view of my desk on this woyww.  I am adding some finishing touches to pages from my holiday sketchbook.  The sketchbook is almost complete and I am surprised that I was able to fill so many pages while out and about.  The next photo is the beginnings of a temple sketch with an enormous ficus growing through the walls and footpath.  Starting to work from photos as i finish the last couple of pages.

  Next project will have to be Xmas cards and I will be turning to woyww desks for inspiration.