I bloomin’ love camping! It’s always such a refreshing change of pace to the regular day to day.
This week’s post will be unapologetically brief for three reasons:
- I’m on holiday
- I have very poor reception on my phone
- I have very little to share
From a practical watercolour painting perspective the most exciting development on this holiday so far is my new sketchbook!
I bought this A5 hardback sketchbook of Saunders Waterford Rough 140lb/300gsm from King and McGaw some months ago, since when it’s been languishing on a shelf, still in its original wax paper wrapper!
It’s really nice to have a sketchbook made of the same paper that I usually use to paint with. Even so, that first blank page in a new sketchbook still feels incredibly intimidating!
Here’s the first page in my new sketchbook, painted plein air on Knoll beach in Dorset looking towards ‘Old Harry’ (the rock formations separated from the mainland).
The forecast for the rest of the week is looking what can be most optimistically described as mixed (ie lots of rain!)!
Hopefully I’ll manage to get a little more sketching done, or at least a few more reference photos. My main priority however is to switch off, relax and spend some quality time with my family.