I took some photos of Dollis Brook. The shapes in the water reminded me of Barbara Nechis’ paintings, so I returned to the watercolour markers and did a couple of sketches on the A5 W&N sketchpad which is intended for the markers.
Quick sketch on location at Dollis Brook, water running over some rocks, on A6 9x14cm 111lb sketchpad, W&N watercolour sticks and pencil.
From a photo of where I did the sketch below; I tried using white wax crayon but it hardly shows at all. Practice paper 15″x 11″, W&N watercolour sticks.
Kenwood pond with ducks
Running water and a bowl with wavy water
two sketches on A5 watercolour sketchpad with W&N watercolour sticks
Working towards a picture of still water. Same pond as in 3.2 Preparation and practice. Practice paper, Winsor & Newton watercolour sticks, sable brushes and masking fluid.
Edit. Probably been going about this the wrong way: ‘Water I must paint – not picture’.
Black penguin in a white bowl with water. A3 140lb NOT watercolour paper, Winsor & Newton watercolour sticks.