Friday, 24 July 2009

Watercolour Sketch Book

As readers of the blog will know, Sheila and I are fortunate to spend quite a bit of time in the Lake District and whilst it's not always possible to spend lots of time painting, there's usually the opportunity to get out the sketchbook and splash a little bit of watercolour around. Time has been a little pressing recntly and we're off to a family wedding in Slovakia for the next couple of weeks so there will be little to report here. The oils have been put away for the last week, since finishing the Gun Hill picture, so I thought I'd post a few pages from my Lakes sketchbook. As you can see, I've been trying to work on matters like recession and differences in chroma and I think that the work is beginning to reap rewards. Given the weight restrictions and costs associated with luggage on economy airlines it's not possible to carry a lot of gear abroad, but I have managed to sneak a small watercolour box into the luggage while Sheila was engaged elsewhere. With any luck I'll get the chance to splash the paint in venues new to the family.

All images from my Lakes Sketchbook - Watercolour on Not paper


michelleFRANTOM said...

These are really nice.

Jaime Rodríguez said...

If there is something that I enjoy is a sketch book. Congratulations for your progress with oils and watercolors! This is a really delightiful blog.
Jaime Rodriguez

Mick Carney said...

Michelle - Thanks for the kind comment

Jaime - Thanks for the congratulations and kind comment. There are times that I think the ideas we render in the sketch book are the best and most immediate things that we do as painters.