The following are recent efforts. Mostly done at AVA sessions, although I've missed the last two due to family commitments. Struggling to concentrate a bit at the moment.
St Kilda - 16" x 12" Lanaquarelle 140lb not
This was a 30minute sketch including drawing and painting. It was based on an old black and white photograph - very hazy and gloomy. St Kilda is the remotest island off the Orkney isles from North West Scotland. It was inhabited for centuries and the last dwindling inhabitants were removed at their own request in 1930. Life was very harsh and sea birds formed an important part of their diet. The subject was buildings which I don't do these days - not a favourite of mine. Colours as you can see are basically puddle colours mainly mixed from Ultramarine Blue and Translucent Brown from Schmincke. This latter has been re-named Transparent Brown in the recent updating of the range. I don't like this paper much.
Tropical Bird - Fabriano Artistico rough 12" x 9".
I'd drawn this one a while ago and as I finished early and quickly painted this. (I always seem to finish early and usually wash the cups up).
The next subject this Thursday is farm/domestic animals so I drew this composite from three photographs. I quite like it and intend to view the painting of a cockerel on Gerard Hendriks DVD before I paint it.