This page is a result of my frustration with lino carving or lino printing. Although I am more interested in making stamps. I have spent hours learning how to carve. My skills are improving. I am just not sure what to carve? My mind blanks!
I tend to play with carving just before I head to bed. My main focus of late has been sketching buildings. This has mostly been from my car due to wet weather. When I first started sketching people I got frustrated when someone would step in front of the person I was sketching. I soon learned to just include that person. I have discovered that cars can be a problem when sketching a building. You think you have a good view and then a car blocks it. I could include the car, and I have at times. However, when you are sketching in your car, another car can quickly block most of the view. This is one of my sketches. I believe the third attempt. A big black pickup parked in front of my car just as I wanted to paint. The car covered approximately three quarters of the view of the building in my sketch. At this point I called it a morning. I did take a photo of the view before I started so have that to fall back on should I decide to finish painting it.
We attended another meeting on weather. This related to sailing. I tried to take notes. My focus soon turned towards the instructor. I am so thrilled with that hand. I cut the sketch out of my note book and added to my sketchbook.
The second sketch on the opposite page is of pencil case which holds a selection of Preppy pens and brush pens. The reason behind this sketch was to practice pushing some color into my watercolor painting. I was also trying to improve my writing. However I always seem to fall back to wonky writing especially if I make entries when I am out sketching.