Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Three Women in Italy (and one baby)

Watercolour sketch of a Venetian woman and her child

Out at the Lido beach

Woman in a floral dress

I think I did all three of these sketches in Venice, I'm just not sure about the last one. 

Monday, March 19, 2012

Netherlands vs Brazil (Porto 2010)

Just this week I hit on the idea of binding some watercolour drawings together into a handmade book, and these would be ideal, as a series. There are 13 watercolour drawings in all ... perfect! 

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Sunday, March 11, 2012

More from last year's Sketchbook Project

Liston's Forge, in pencil. 

Liston's forge, oil pastel

Inside Liston's Forge, chalk pastel

I have been wondering about this particular building, and why it and the small piece of land it's on have not been taken over by the adjacent agribusiness. Every now and again I walk around it and in it and think about what I'd like to do with this particular building. For the time being I just photograph it and draw it and think about smiths and burning iron and all the mythology that's out there on the subject.