I really have no idea where the time’s going at the moment so I hope you’ll forgive me if I dive straight in with this week’s watercolour painting:
This was an odd one in so many ways! I painted it in a bit of a hurry and I ended up painting different parts of it in completely the wrong order. This meant that I spent half my time trying to recover or invariably rescue it from having painted it in a slightly back to front order!
It’s not necessarily disastrous, but I do like the view and think I could do it greater justice than I managed on this occasion. I like the overall simplification of the scene, for instance the buildings on the left, where I debated whether to suggest the hundreds of windows, before opting to leave them as just simple silhouettes, however I feel that I really flunked other key elements!
I’ve already mentally committed myself to painting this again but, next time, to do it in the ‘right order’.
I’ve been trying to keep up with my sketchbook and am still really enjoying it! Here’re are a few of my recent efforts:
I do like the freedom of working in my sketchbook. Yes it can be a bit hit and miss, but in every one, I feel like I’m learning a little more, stretching myself just a little, sketch by sketch!