Sunday 19 April 2020

People seem to have some kind of alarm system

As soon as I start sketching people get up and walk off, they must have some kind of built in alarm system.  I wanted to do a coloured version from the back window of the sitting room but landed up zooming in and not including so may rooftops and chimneys. 

Friday 17 April 2020

From the sitting room.

I moved to the back of the sitting room today to sketch but got totally confused drawing all the roofs, chimney pots, extensions and fences.   Decided it was just too complicated to try and add colour.  I might do the same view again tomorrow but go in first with colour then draw. 

Wednesday 15 April 2020

Last one from the kitchen

The sun was bright today so lots of shadows.  The paper in this sketch book is rather thin so not the best for water colour washes. 

Tuesday 14 April 2020

from the kitchen window again

This took longer than I expected, when I started it was quite dull, by the time I finished the sun had come out but I decided to ignore all the shadows...

Monday 13 April 2020

Easter Monday

After almost of week of sunshine and very warm days this morning was grey and chilly.  The wind has changed direction and everyone is back in coats, hats and gloves.   I have been wanting to sketch the view from the back of the flat for ages, finally made a start.

Sunday 12 April 2020

Easter Sunday

It seems like forever that we have been in lock down, 3 weeks?  Just checked, here in the UK it started on the 23rd of March so we our finishing the third week.  Since then we have had some beautiful weather after a long grey winter so staying in has been hard.   So... I sit on the balcony and watch the world go by.  Our caretaker who spends his life disinfecting door handles and lift buttons, the gardener who comes every Sunday and passersby who come on their way to walk along the seafront.

Thursday 9 April 2020

this week

It has been beautifully bright and sunny.  Spending mornings on the balcony.  Last night our little local sketch group met on line, it was nice to catch up.

Friday 3 April 2020

Got out and cleaned a Japanese Sailor Pen that I bought ages ago

Now I know why it had sat around unused, I found it quite difficult to work with.   I bought it after reading comments by some Urban Sketchers, I think I prefer using an ordinary fountain pen. 

Thursday 2 April 2020

A quick sketch as it was quite chilly

The balcony gets the morning sun but the clouds kept blowing over this morning and when they did the temperature really dropped so,  just a quick sketch.