Yesterday I worked on doing a couple of local landscapes. What we lack in urban architecture around here we make up for in sheer natural beauty.
Pen and Daniel Smith watercolours in HandBook Journal
This is the view of the hills from our bedroom window, it’s hard to get sick of this view which is always changing throughout the year. The heather and bracken can go from purple, brown, yellow and green depending on the season.
Pen and St. Petersberg Watercolours in Derwent Cachet
At the childrens’ request we went to the nearby beach which is hidden gem for these parts, at the bottom of some interesting cliffs which the twisted strata is clearly visible. This was an amazing sketching experience as I was knee deep in sea water, drawing while the children splashed. The sea gets so warm in this particular spot, like a bath. I added colour after we got home.
Though neither of these are perfect I feel like I’ve made a bit of progress with my landscapes, despite not working on them for a while. I did do little value sketches before working on the bigger sketch which I think helped a lot. Looking forward to doing more of these in the future.