Every year in June, there is a challenge you can take part in to help improve your watercolour skills, the hashtag is #30x30directwatercolour. Last year I saw one of my Sketchbook Skool fellow scholar, Chaos Puzzler taking part, and was really inspired by him to…
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.