Filming the process with a GoPro

Sunday was a rainy day here in Stockholm so I stayed in my studio and played with my GoPro camera. I filmed myself painting a sketch in my Moleskin journal. I have an ambition to publish films of my painting process to help others learn from the knowledge that I have gained since I started in 2012. I need to learn how to edit film, next weeks project I guess.

gopro
gopro

Hopefully I have something to show real soon…

Life is good

Nordiska Akvarellmuseet

Cerold Johansson who is responsible for art acquisition at the Nordic Watercolour Museum has bought one of my paintings! It arrived safely today with the glass still intact. To say that I am happy would be a bit of an understatement ūüėÄ

https://www.akvarellmuseet.org/
https://www.akvarellmuseet.org/en/about-the-museum

A Proud Salamanca Moment

I am proud to have been choosen by the Nordic Watercolour Society to particapate in the 20th ECWS* exhibition in Salamanca, Spain. The exhibition continues until the 27th of October 2017.

Thanks to Peter Reuterberg for the photographs.

*European Confederation of Watercolour Societies

 

Autumn has arrived

2017.09.28

This is a larger version of a painting I did the other week, click here to see that one. It is a challenge to paint larger formats, this watercolour is 70 x 50 cm and painted on Arches rough paper. I added a touch of autumn as the trees outside my window have wonderful colours right now. I am happy enough with the painting, I completed 70% of it and became scared, I think this is a common problem for watercolourists. It is so easy to screw the whole thing up. It’s a real challenge to stay loose and free to the end.

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Autumn archipelago by meldrum
Autumn archipelago by meldrum

Sketches of Stockholm 

Two sketches from my Moleskin watercolour journal (not cotton paper and it shows). I plan to develop and paint these during the week.

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meldrum sketches
meldrum sketches

Stockholm Urban Sketchers

2017.09.24

During Sunday I was sketching in Vällingby with my Stockholm Urban Sketcher friends. A lovely afternoon as usual.

Watercolour sketchbook Saunders Waterford 28 x 19.

Wednesday’s life drawing

2017.09.20

I visited a new studio in Hökarängen to do some life drawing this week. It was really enjoyable, I especially liked the fact the model had just one pose after the warming up period, we then had 20 minute sessions which allowed me to experiment with 3 watercolours which took about 30 minutes each. There was some sketching to warm up but I mostly painted.  Lars, was the name of the model.
Only one negative experience, I forgot my pencil case with all my favourite pencils and a small pocket knife. I rang the next day to the studio but they were gone.

 

Going urban

2017.09.15

I want to paint more street scenes than I do. I don’t feel as comfortable painting urban scenes compared to boats and nature. I want to have a broad repertoire and there is only one way to achieve that, … paint everything and paint them often.

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The Old Town, Stockholm
The Old Town, Stockholm

 

 

Storskär

2017.09.13

One of the really beautiful things about the Stockholm archipelago is the numerous old ferries that are still in service. Most of which are over 100 years old. Storsk√§r is one of my favorites. It is owned by Waxholms bolaget. I don’t think I could ever tire of painting these beautiful boats.

Title: Storskär
51 x 33 cm

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Storskär by David Meldrum
Storskär by David Meldrum