SKETCHES

 This was an exercise in pen and wash to quickly identify darks and lights and use marks to suggest different textures of the fish scales, fins, etc. This was the forerunner to the colourful mixed media fish in the  Animal Gallery .

This was an exercise in pen and wash to quickly identify darks and lights and use marks to suggest different textures of the fish scales, fins, etc. This was the forerunner to the colourful mixed media fish in the Animal Gallery.

 Pen and wash is so easy to do en plein air, then add a touch of colour for fun!

Pen and wash is so easy to do en plein air, then add a touch of colour for fun!

 Whiling away a couple of hours in the French sunshine, trying to capture shadows and light.

Whiling away a couple of hours in the French sunshine, trying to capture shadows and light.

 Tried to capture the rustic nature of this old farm equipment, enjoyed playing with pen and wash and a small watercolour palette.

Tried to capture the rustic nature of this old farm equipment, enjoyed playing with pen and wash and a small watercolour palette.

Colourful fish in ink and watercolour. This was a test piece for the larger one. Click here for final result.

 Charcoal and Chalk

Charcoal and Chalk

 Limited to travel watercolour box set, and pen and wash. Always fun sketching when on location.

Limited to travel watercolour box set, and pen and wash. Always fun sketching when on location.