A quick sketch — we are really travelling and on the go so it is difficult to find any time to sketch. Next week we are spending the entire week in London so there I will have more opportunities -)))
My second day with Jane Blundell and her 5-day bootcamp and I have to say that it is quite wonderful… she is a natural teacher, knowledgeable,very nice and has a good rhythm. Not too many demos, always interesting information and we learn a ton! And it is pertinent information, not common or generic knowledge, which I appreciate -) Being a teacher myself, I am aware that teachers tend to be very fussy students –)
Guy and I went to the Roman Baths after the workshop today and we were impressed. It is funny.. when I was in Istanbul and Ephesus two years ago and we were visiting the ruins, these ruins belonged to the Greeks. Today I had the same feeling, to the Romans that arrived in 46 AD! However, as I am presently reading Rutherford’s Londinium book on the history of this city, I know that these ruins belong here and not elsewhere… reading is important for understanding our world.
Paper: Stillman & Birns
Colours: Naples Yellow, Raw Sienna, Burnt Sienna, Ultramarine & Pyrrol Crimson Location: Pulteney Bridge, Bath, UK.
We arrived in Bath late Saturday afternoon and were completely bushed as we had been up for 18 hours… hey! Everyone that travels knows about this -) On Sunday we had one day off so Guy and I did some heavy sightseeing — and it was a delight for the eyes and soul. Here is a drawing of Pulteney Bridge, dating from the 1700s and I am planning on adding colour, at some point in time. Instead of scanning I held my painting as the Urban Sketchers do! I think that this is a first for moi.
Today I was in Jane Blundell’s wonderful worshop! Willl post on this one tomorrow -)
I’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life – and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do.
— Georgia O’Keefe
We are preparing for our trip to England and I am testing out my setup with my iPhone and my very small Bluetooth keyboard. I scanned it with CamScanner which worked out well. Later on this week I will test out another app too. The scan lost alot of colours and is far from accurate, but it will have to do. If some of you use a really good app for scanning and colour correcting images, let me know which ones that you use? I still have one week to practice -)
Paper: Hand•book Field Watercolor Journal 7″x10″
Colours: Azo Yellow, Raw Siena, Burnt Sienna, Pyrrol Crimson, Mineral Violet, Sap Green & Indanthrone Blue
Location: Rigaud, Québec, Canada