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Pen and wash of a cafe interior

and it is like someone's loungeroom ... click to enlarge

This place oozes chill!

Located in the middle of Ulladulla’s ‘cbd’ this place is the brain child of Emily Flowers and is the best coffee in Ulladulla undisputed. I enjoyed doing this over a coffee because the place lends itself to a concentrated moment of sketching. Wanting to do a Payne’s Grey wash for some time  I combined it with the fountain pen with non waterproof French ink … the ink lines wash when wet.

This took 1/2 hour to sketch in pen then another 1/2 hour to wash (tone).

Ulladulla is on the south coast of NSW,Australia about 3 hours south of Sydney

I think I mentioned somewhere along the line that I had started doing my sketches in a book … as opposed to loose leaf. This has changed the way I think about/approach my sketching. Before on the single sheets I used to think that a possible ‘major work’ was in the making. Now, in the moleskine journal, I am undergoing ‘exercises’ on a continual basis mainly inspired by a book recommended by Georgia Mansur

Georgia uses Daniel Smith watercolours and was recommending I try her ‘swatch’ of colours / her palette. She also recommended this book by Danny Gregory ‘Creative License’ which I got and find very good indeed. 

So I have been following his guidance and am really enjoying it. Here’s some snippetts from the last few days:

Street sketches

Milton street scenes from the Scarecrow Festival

Various sketch exercises

Top left is supposed to be a mandarine. When applying the colour wash I forgot that the ink was not waterproof therefore YUK! Click to Enlarge

sketches

Exercises and sketches

 

pen and wash in Sepia of lane way

Somewhere in Italy

Having always wanted to make a sketch from this pic I took some years back, today was the ideal opportunity because I dont know how to draw rain thats going sideways. There are a million lane ways like this throughout Italy. If you take the photo it will bring back memories. If you then do a sketch you can almost smell the air. Almost. Sepia wash on Moleskin.

One of those cold clear winters day with a brisk 20km/hr westerly. Finding a sunny spot was easier than finding the time. All a bit of a rush. But you learn something every time.

Click to enlarge.

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Towards the beach painting

the scene from The Mook

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There was a time when I would cull my sketches. So as this is not as sketch its OK. Really?
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