Lunchtime dreamer

I paint whenever I get the chance, the autumn being a very busy period means those moments are few, So I squeeze watercolour painting into my lunch breaks, I heat up my food, eat in front of the computer and then spend half an hour practising. It’s not a very social habit but what to… Continue reading Lunchtime dreamer

Sometimes it’s hard to get into the groove

I struggled last Tuesday. I was still recovering from my illness so I felt tired. I discovered that I need to be really alert when figure drawing, the brain must make thousands of calculations every minute one is sketching. Still, I find it important to just keep going even if the mental hill is steep.… Continue reading Sometimes it’s hard to get into the groove

Practice, practice …

I hadn’t used it for a year, my Moleskin watercolour journal. I have several, this one is for practising my skin tones. I needed the practice, …I always feel I need to practice. Moleskin watercolour sketch, 13 x 20.5 cm

Lunchtime watercolour

I have been ill for a week and so I haven’t been able to go to life drawing which I find tough on the soul, more painful than a sore throat even. But now I’m starting to feel better and so I can start painting and sketching again. 🙂 Here is a watercolour I did… Continue reading Lunchtime watercolour

Lunchtime watercolours

Here are two watercolours that I did  during my lunch breaks earlier in the week. My daily routine is to eat my lunch (quickly) and then spend 40 minutes painting. I usually have two watercolours on the go at the same time so I don’t have to hang around waiting for pigment to dry. I… Continue reading Lunchtime watercolours

The nude arrives

Here are the sketches of the nude from Tuesday’s life drawing. 10 minute sketch 10 minute sketch 2 minute nude. 5 minutes 5 minutes

Waiting for the model

Tuesday’s model went to the wrong address so the organiser of the life drawing, Sissel took her place. We sketched her for half an hour until the intended model turned up. I didn’t care, to be honest I think these sketches are more interesting than the nude drawings I did shortly afterwards. Judge yourself. 5 minute… Continue reading Waiting for the model