I spent a beautiful two days in Björnö nature reserve back in June. I used my new hammock to sleep between two trees. I got a good night’s sleep and did some great sketches the following day.
I am enjoying a long weekend, north of the Arctic Circle. The Photo below was taken 20 kilometres north of Kiruna, Sweden. The temperature was -32 degrees! I would not normally post holiday snaps on this blog but the experience was just so magical. You could say that the Sun and it’s solar storms were painting the… Continue reading I would not normally do this…
Irish artist Louis le Brocquy died last month, I’d forgotten how good he was, I don’t know if he hung out with Bacon and Freud but his work is quite similar. I’m currently learning to paint watercolour portraits the Charles Reid way, Louis le Brocquy has a surprisingly similar watercolour style, …although Charles Reid seems to be… Continue reading Louis le Brocquy, artist 1916 – 2012
After watching the Charles Reid DVD on watercolouring and feeling really inspired, I went and drew in pen and ink, see the drawing below – it doesn’t make sense sometimes how my brain works… Drawing by David Meldrum
I received two great DVD’s in the post yesterday. Watercolouring by Charles Reid and Alvaro Castagnet. I have watched the Charles Reid film and found it really inspiring, so hopefully you will see a big improvement in my watercolouring very soon! It would be nice to go on a watercolour course with these guys but I could… Continue reading Learning to watercolour
http://www.tednuttall.com/ Ted Nuttall seems to live in a sunny warm climate, at least his paintings radiate sunshine and warmt, lucky him. Here is Ted doing a demonstration of his technique: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KYcWDgy38M
I have uploaded more life drawing sketches to my Picasa page. Click the photos below or this link here. Sketch by David Meldrum Sketch by David Meldrum