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Lunchtime watercolour

This was lunchtime watercolour was initially a failure. I made a mistake and I thought the painting was ruined. So I relaxed and played around with it, did things that I wouldn’t normally do like scratch the surface. In the end I was quite happy wit the result. “One should never give up on a painting!”, is the the moral of the story I guess.

Arches rough, 300g, 31 x 23 cm
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Sketch from Ploumanach, Brittany, France

Ploumanach watercolour by David Meldrum
Ploumanach, Arches Rough watercolour paper

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Holiday in Paimpol, France.

I’ve just spent a lovely week in Brittany, France. This watercolour sketch was painted along the shoreline between Ploubazlanec and Paimpol,  Brittany,  France.

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Holiday in Ploumanach

Another watercolour sketch of Ploumanach,  painted from the harbour in Paimpol,  Brittany,  France.

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Musée d’Orsay

I visited the Musée d’Orsay in Paris yesterday. They say they have the best collection of impressionist work in the world and I can’t disagree. All the big names are there. My favourite was Claude Monet, his sense of light and composition was just outstanding.
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I lost my rubber

Yes, terrible stuff. I lost my favour kneadable-eraser today. Must have fallen off my knee while sketching at the train station. I like the Koh I Noor rubber so much I just ordered six on the internet. Funny how one gets attached to certain products.

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Old Swedish Steamer

A watercolour of the Stockholm ferry called Västan, an old steamer from 1900 and still going strong.This was the first time I painted in this large a format of 70 x 50cm. It’s kinda scary, because so much can go wrong. Thankfully I didn’t make too many mistakes and I’m happy with the end result.

Old Swedish Streamer by David Meldrum
Västan 75 x 50 cm, Arches rough 300g.


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Grid drawing

This is a portrait of Swedish trotting catch driver called Björn Goop. I used a grid to help me get the proportions correct. It was really easy to draw his likeness in this manner, it almost felt like cheating! 😉

Björn Goop by David Meldrum
Björn Goop grid

Björn Goop by David Meldrum
Björn Goop

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Impressions from the Stockholm archipelago

I just spent two weeks sailing here in Stockholm. The weather was not the best, I had to use mittens at one point while painting. There was a storm, lots of wind and rain but I still enjoyed myself anyway. It’s hard to beat the beauty of the archipelago. I plan to spend more time painting there next year, I am looking forward to it already.

The Stockholm Archipelago by David Meldrum
The outer archipelago 39 x 29 cm Arches Rough
The Stockholm Archipelago by David Meldrum
The Stockholm Archipelago 39 x 29 cm Arches Rough

The Stockholm Archipelago by David Meldrum
The Stockholm Archipelago 39 x 29 cm Arches Rough