Another beauty sunset! And to celebrate I discovered I have to take my glasses OFF for distance and TV, for the first time in 30 years! Plus the sky was an amazing blue earlier. I did not expect this to happen after cataract surgery. I wonder if this is going to change how I paint.
I get my eyes checked for prescription in 2 weeks. Going to be a crazy adjustment.
I went to my friend’s church for a little meeting and was inspired by their church steeple. It’s a little wonky but fun to do. I think I’ve move from domes to steeples. And Sunday is a good to post it.
This is the second page in my Stonehenge sample paper sketchbook. It’s on hot press paper and I thought it would be fun to take pictures at each step.
The first one is just the pen and ink work which lays down beautifully on this smooth paper.
The second one is adding water to the soluble ink.
The last one is finished with watercolor. Those are my subjects on the right side.
I am really loving this hot press Stonehenge paper! I can see where certain subjects would be better on the cold press and rough press but in the meantime I’m embracing this type.
Another sketchbook I made but for a special purpose.
I received some free Stonehenge watercolor paper: hot press, cold press and rough press, so I decided to put them in their own sketchbook. That way I can test each one with some small sketches.
I used a cracker box for the covers and painted on the inside of them to complete the look.
One irritating thing was the Stonehenge label that refused to come off the paper but I did get 4 pieces of each sheet to work on so no worries.
Daisy and haiku on the first page:
‘Just fooling around
With ink and watercolor
On Stonehenge paper’
Two of my daily sketches in my Hobonichi planner. I only partially use it as a planner and mostly for my daily sketches and quotes. I especially like the haiku I found on Instagram written by ‘Haikujam’.
‘It takes a moment to
Walk away, but it takes
A lifetime to forget’
While reading the morning news, the endangerment of species was resonating with me; butterfly’s and bees.
Wishing you all a great day!
Sitting at the lake sketching. It’s ‘paint a bird’ day and if you look closely you can see the bird sitting high on the tree branch.
So relaxing sitting here enjoying the nice weather and sketching. I needed this day!
This is the first I’ve posted from my iPhone so not sure how it will turn out.