The hazards of sketching

08-06 Allotment sunflower

It has been a hazardous week for sketching outdoors, as what appeared to be settled sunny weather has been anything but with the sudden arrival of dark clouds and heavy showers.

‘Allotment Sunflower’ is a case in point as I had intended to add more watercolour, but the torrential downpour sent me scurrying for cover before I, and more importantly my sketchbook, became sodden. Later, I decided I quite liked leaving some of the page unpainted. If I change my mind I can always go back another day.

 

Derwent Graphik line maker, Winsor & Newton watercolour in softbound Stillman & Birn Alpha 5.5 x 8.5 in. sketchbook

3 thoughts on “The hazards of sketching

  1. We’re having torrential downpours here today. I was supposed to make a drive to visit my sister (90 miles) but the storm got so bad I had to turn around and come home. So, it will be a day to play with my art, but I won’t be doing any sketching out of doors!

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