Trying to sketch everyday

Moleskin sketch

I don’t always achieve it but I do try to do a watercolour sketch everyday. This was painted late one night last week in my Moleskin watercolour journal. The paper is inferior compared to Arches but it forces me to experiment which I like. The great thing about sketches is that you can be free to… Continue reading Trying to sketch everyday

Stockholm Urban Sketchers

Sven Harrys Konstmuseet

I met up with my fellow Urban Sketchers yesterday, we meet on the last Sunday of every month. It was a beautiful warm summer’s day, 25 degrees in the shade – a rare event at this time of the year here in Stockholm. We met outside Sven Harry’s Art Museum in Vasaparken, close to St… Continue reading Stockholm Urban Sketchers

Trip to Northern Ireland

Donaghadee harbour, N.Ireland

Donaghadee 2017.05.24

Not inspired

Meldrum sketch

I managed one sketch that I was happy with from last Tuesday. Yes, I was not inspired that day. I’ve been painting watercolours during the week, better inspiration there! Graphite drawing on A3 paper

My first exhibition with professionals

I am very pleased to be part of the annual summer show at Nordic Art Gallery here in Stockholm. The exhibition starts this Saturday at 12.00 and runs until the 1st of July. 

Today I studied Sergey Temerev

Storskär sketch

Today I studied Sergey Temerev’s cloud painting techniques on YouTube. I also did a sketch of a painting that I will start in the morning. Painting in a Moleskin sketchbook is difficult when you are used to good quality paper like Arches, but it’s a sketchbook which means I am not too concerned. The most… Continue reading Today I studied Sergey Temerev

First life drawing for while

nude by David Meldrum


My first international exhibition

The ferry Västan at Nybrokajen, Stockholm

Two weeks ago I was asked by Björn Bernström, chairman of the Nordic Akvarellskällskapet ( Nordic Watercolour Society) to participate in the International ECWS exhibition in Salamanca, Spain in September. I was of course trilled to be offered a chance to represent the society along with 5 other artists from Sweden. There was only one catch,… Continue reading My first international exhibition

The importance of a sketchbook