Three Wheel Glory

I went out for a ride on my new bike this morning, saw this little van and I just had to sketch it.

Sketch of 3 wheel van by David Meldrum, 20130629
Biro, A6 moleskin, Skeppsholmen, Stockholm, 20130629

Midsummer’s eve in central Stockholm

Stockholm is empty on midsummer’s eve, only tourists walk the streets. Swedes are celebrating the year’s mid-point out in the country side and the archipelago. I decided to go for a cycle into town late in the afternoon and did this watercolour sketch of Stockholm’s Town Hall.

Stockholm Town Hall, A5 watercolour, Moleskin note book.

One more

Ha, I squeezed in this sketch into my lunch break too! 

Lunch sketch

No opportunities to watercolour at the moment. A quick sketch from my screen at work the only possibility. 

Upside down world

For the last three weeks we’ve had a carpenter re flooring the apartment. It’s was a crazy idea to live there while it was being done, and painting watercolours was just not a possibility. Anyway, the apartment is finished now and it’s looking great. Once all the dust has been removed, and the furniture put back in place – I’ll be back in business. Last night I did this quick sketch, I had no reference, so it’s from the mind, strange place; my mind.

Summer break from life drawing

Venue: Konstnärshuset


This was the last life drawing session before the summer break. I guess I’ll have to sketch from photos I find on the internet for a few months. I certainly don’t want to stop drawing the human form just because of holidays! 
Watercolour sketch by David Meldrum
Five minute watercolour sketch

Watercolour sketch by David Meldrum
Five minute watercolour sketch

Watercolour sketch by David Meldrum
Five minute watercolour sketch

Sketch by David Meldrum
Two minute pencil sketch

Sketch by David Meldrum
Two minute pencil sketch

Charles de Gaulle Airport

I sketched this bored traveller in the airport bar on the way home from France at the weekend.



Bored, by David Meldrum
Bored

Old wrecks and me

I have had a lot of time to reflect on what I actually want to sketch and paint while on holidays. Basically, there is an awful lot of subjects that do not inspire me and a few that do. One of the few that do are old boat wrecks here in the harbour of Paimpol, Brittany.
Sketch of wreck in Paimpol by David Meldrum
Wrecks in Paimpol, Brittany. A4 Fabriano Paper, 50% cotton.