Quickies In The Sun

5 Aug

3 quickies in the sun

A dry and sunny day in August is as rare as hen’s teeth in these here parts so despite smothering with a cold and sore throat, Husb and I put on our jackets and drove down to Southgate on the Gower Peninsula for a couple of hours. I sat in the sunshine on the clifftop and did some quick and tiny watercolour studies, en plein air, using Winsor & Newton half pans onto a rough Saunders Waterford watercolour paper (300 gsm) from St. Cuthbert’s Mill which comes as a glued block. I haven’t used glued paper before and it’s brilliant, no need to stretch the paper before use. I tried to ignore the detail of what I saw before me and concentrate on getting down the colours while Husb picked blackberries. He’s in the kitchen now, getting this year’s Bramble Jelly started. mmmmmmmm 😀

 

7 Responses to “Quickies In The Sun”

  1. Helen Cherry August 8, 2017 at 23:22 #

    I hope you are feeling better by now Rosie..

    • Rosie Scribblah August 9, 2017 at 05:11 #

      Thanks Helen. Rotten summer cold, nothing serious but to be honest I think it’s man flu 😉

  2. Alli Farkas August 6, 2017 at 04:57 #

    I gave up stretching watercolor paper shortly after I took up watercolor painting LOL! I like Arches cold press paper but find it a bit intimidating because it’s so danged expensive. I can make all the mistakes I want on my Aquabords, they’re a lot more forgiving but require a learning curve to deal with them successfully. I guess there’s no easy answer to anything about being an artist, right?

    • Rosie Scribblah August 6, 2017 at 21:36 #

      Oooh I haven’t heard of Aquaboards. I’ll have to check them out 😀

  3. Leonie Andrews August 6, 2017 at 00:18 #

    Well trained husband. 😄

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