I've not posted here for a week or two, nothing worth troubling you with, just a few little attempts at different styles, none of which I'm comfortable with. I'll maybe put together a post at some date in the future but at the moment it would mean creating a huge amount of text and I'm currently having a break with one of the kids and the rest of her family. Needless to say my activity is currently dictated by an assertive three year old who fortunately for me declares me to be his 'best friend'.
We spent half a day in Warkworth and whilst the youth and their parents with Nana in attendance I sneaked off with the watercolour box and one of my sketchbooks. So excited was I that I embarked upon a silly project. I parked at the bottom of the hill and decided to draw the view up to the castle. Foolish boy. Not only was the drawing a sore trial but by the time I got to wetting the paper I was starting to feel the effects of the wind chill. Nithered is a local expression that covers the feeling. In English, so reduced by the feeling of cold that effective activity is difficult.
Anyway here it is with all its flaws, deficient perspective, ineffective value placement and limited control of the palette choices. Enough of that it was a fun session that blew away a few cobwebs.
Warkworth - Watercolour on Rough paper 14" x 11"