This blog has been up and running for a whole year and I have filled 41 sketchbooks since July 2013. This is not my first blog. For one reason or another I found it hard to keep up with the postings in earlier attempts.
I am sorry this is one big long post. The following are a selection of sketches from this week. On Tuesday I visited the library in a nearby town and saw a meeting taking place in the conference room. The second sketch is of a woman reviewing books.
It was time for coffee so I headed to Starbucks in Safeway. Seating people remains a challenge! One gentleman is sitting on a chair that is sinking into the floor!
I was a little disappointed with my morning sketching so took a long walk when I got home. I managed to annoy the local cows when I started doing 30 second gesture/contour sketches.
The walk ended with two sketches of objects that don’t move!
On Wednesday I was back at the Mall I normally stop drawing when someone moves. There have been times I have filled in with the next person but mostly I will leave pieces of people! I could not believe my luck when the first gentleman took off. He did have legs, I just did not capture them!
After leaving the food court I found people at the bank! These sketches are in water soluble ink.
Thursday I decided to visit Costco!
Friday I stayed home. I am still working with the Schmincke palette I have to admit they are presenting a challenge. The washes are blotchy and it appears the pigment is not dispersing and is sitting on the surface. Perhaps it is the driver! I have received some good advice on how to improve my watercolor skills. So today I have been practicing washes and bumping up my colors. Stay tuned!