Month: May 2020

Daily Sketch 28 May 2020

Daily Sketch 28 May 2020

Well, another absolutely gorgeous day, and today I felt like sketching some lovely Sweet Williams. I had my watercolours this time, rather than my gouache tin, but still did a pen and ink sketch first, then added the colour. I really love the dark indigo…

Daily Sketch 26 May 2020

Daily Sketch 26 May 2020

A favourite subject of mine to draw, is my Labrador, Ruby. She’s usually not far from me when I am sitting down, so is a recurring model in my sketchbooks! I sketched her while we were both cooling down in the shade of the patio,…

Daily Sketch 25 May 2020

Daily Sketch 25 May 2020

Sitting and relaxing in the garden once again, with my sketchbook in hand. The weather today was 20°c, with not a cloud in the sky. Just glorious. It felt apt to look up at the palm tree and blue sky, imagining I was on holiday somewhere in the Mediterranean, sunning myself with a cocktail close by 🍸😅

In all seriousness though, the garden is a lovely place to be in the sunshine, and I am really enjoying sketching and painting it at the moment. I hope to get some time to make this a daily project this week, and try and find something new to sketch, or even just re visit the same subject, as that can be fun too!

I do need to practise painting skies with this gouache set though. When I use my watercolours, I use Cerulean Blue Chromium, which pretty much makes a perfect pale blue sky! I have Dark Indigo and Helio Turquoise in my gouache set, and the Helio Turquoise is a bit artificial applied straight on (see top left of painting)… the Indigo, I think makes a better sky, just needs to be watered down a bit, so as not to make it too dark.

Sketching the Garden in May

Sketching the Garden in May

This month we have had some beautiful weather, and I have loved grabbing a few moments of peace, early in the morning or in the afternoon, before or after the marathon that is schooling at home during lockdown! The fig tree is just breaking out…