Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Sea Village-4

"Sea Village #4"
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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Sea Village-3

Another sketch of Sea Village done Sat Oct 20th 2012.

"Sea Village - Sketch 3"

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Sketchcrawl 37 - Sea Village

I was unable to attend Sketchcrawl 37 on the official day as I was otherwise occupied. Besides, it was raining hard that day and therefore would have been miserable weather for sketching.

I decided to do my sketches for Sketchcrawl 37 on Tuesday Oct 16th when the weather was much better. Since I had plans to pick up some supplies at Opus Art Store on Granville Isand, I decided to sketch the Sea Village of boathouses nearby on the island.

Here are my pencil and watercolour sketches for the day. I was sketching solo and being a Tuesday it was quite quiet. I was able to sit in the sun on a choice of benches along the dock. So many straight lines here, gave me lots of practice doing manual line work. i did a light sketch in 7H pencil to get things sorted out and finished with a HB pencil and a light brushing of watercolour.

PS: I have tried out the Opus store brand of watercolour sketchbook and it works real well for me. They have done a great job with the hard cover, double-wire binding and ribbon close. The paper is 140lb/300gsm watercolour paper that seems to work well for sketching and takes a light watercolour application okay. The sketchbook comes in a clearview re-sealable bag which is nice to keep the water off the book when it is in my bag being transported. This is the smaller of the two sketchbook sizes available. Each sketchbook has 20 watercolour sheets.

"Sea Village -1"
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"Sea Village - 2"
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Building Next Door Gets Re-Paint

"Building Next Door Get's Re-Painted"
View from my studio window

Friday, October 12, 2012

Brother' Visit

"Airport - Arrival"

"Visit by my brother Keith"
Tuning my guitar