This month has been mainly about learning, because after a few days to recover from June’s 30×30 Direct Watercolour challenge, I signed up to do Watercolour On Location with Liz Steel. So this sketchbook has many pages of thumbnails and value studies, plus a few sketches I did just for fun!
Here is my June Sketchbook with all the 30×30 Direct Watercolour pictures. Best viewed full-screen. There are a couple of non 30×30 sketches hidden in there too.
Done! 30 watercolours in 30 days; no pencil sketches, just paint.
Still working on the spontaneous and colourful effect that I triggered by switching to French Ultramarine.
Random objects on the table
Switching out cerulean blue for ultramarine, the greenhouse yesterday was very bright and colourful. I liked that and tried to achieve the same quick-and-colourful effect here. This is about 5 minutes painting. Or, at least, that’s what it felt like.
The water butt on the right of the greenhouse has a space in it which I left to put a plant in. But I forgot. I like it as a little window into technique.