Yesterday my friend Constance and I spent much of the day sitting by the Grand River sketching the vista before us.
Sunny with a cooling breeze, lots of dog walkers to offer nice comments a grand day out!
First up was a pencil sketch of the old cedars ( Channeling Marianne Coleman ) I was going to add ink but decided against it.
Then I made a new sketch in ink this time and added watercolour to ground it. This was my favourite of the day.
Something completely different I chose the yellow flowers a few feet from where I sat, I have no idea what they are but they called to have their portrait painted..
Yeah the perspective got away from me but it is after all a 'quick sketch' :-)
Photo references and this will help me recreate it
This series was also a challenge for the H.P paper I used, the name of which completely escapes me..
It was imported from England by Constance and is amazing here I used pencil, ink, and watercolour and it handles it all with ease :-)
As soon as I find out the maker I will amend this post!
The paper is Saunders Waterford HP 200 lb