More impressions from my balcony

Geranium impressions 20140720

Sketching in the archipelago ( 20140717 – 18 )

Sketching in the archipelago  ( 20140717 )

Sketching in the archipelago  ( 20140717 )
Sketching in the archipelago  ( 20140718 )

Sketching in the archipelago ( 20140715 – 16 )

Sketching in the archipelago  ( 20140716 )

Sketching in the archipelago  ( 20140715 )

Watercolours in the Stockholm archipelago ( 20140714 )

Stockholm archipelago ( 20140714 )

Stockholm archipelago ( 20140714 )

Kayaking in the Stockholm archipelago ( 20140712 )

I spent ten wonderful days kayaking in the archipelago. No hot water to wash but plenty of opportunities to sketch and paint. It was a great holiday.

Stockholm archipelago 20140712

Stockholm archipelago 20140712

Stockholm archipelago 20140712

Making progress …

Something has clicked in my head. I changed paper and slowed down, I think about composition, colour and tone. I think I’ve just taken another step on the ladder to be coming a better watercolour painter, that makes me happy.

This watercolour must have been inspired by my visit last week to Carl Larsson and Anders Zorn in Dalarna.

Portrait by Liu Yi

I want to be this good! 
Frustrations of a student of watercolour and art.
I admire Liu Yi’s approach to his ballet dancers and portraits, his hard and soft edges, no pencilling. I hope to reach his level some day. I’m certainly going to give it a try.