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I am a great believer in the use of a sketchbook as it is a direct connection with the place you have been to and the squiggles and notes you make are important to you at the time, so here are a couple examples of quick note sketches I did when I was down at Southsea this week link is here if you want see photos
Then i go away and it becomes a stored memory, a image to be born into a painting at a later date perhaps
A pleasant walk yesterday at East Meon
Its been a while since I have sketched from life so this morning being a nice sunny one with a pleasant breeze i did a couple down at Langstone . I used neocolour crayon like patel and a edding pen. The second one is not as good but stillconveys something to me.
This is of a sketch done in Venice a few years ago.
venice is magic and there are still quite places that you can find off the beaten track,best times to go are probably May or October
I think the sketchcast idea will work with the link, anway I am hooked at the moment!!!
The above has potential if only I can get it to show live on this Blog.
Further to ealier post here is the view of the courtyard of ‘The room with a View”.
This was a old disused monestry was converted to a artists retreat. had a couple of really lovely holidays there.
This is from a sketch book of mine showing the view from the bedroom of where I was staying in a small village north of Pisa.
The pink of a early morning cloud and the way the road winds down the mountainside, you always knew when a car was being driven down the mountain side as its owner hit the horn to warn other drivers. also the colour of rooftops. I hink it was the first morning as well so there is the excitment and freshness of a brand new day
a sketch book evoks memory and is more intimet than photos. You can also write notes in a sketchbook.