This is a watercolour of the daughter of my friend Neil.
This was painted on 300gm Bockingford and is 370 x 550mm.
I visited them last night as he had an aunt down from Zimbabwe who is a keen watercolourist. And watercolour people are usually cool so was keen to meet. Jan wanted to see how I painted rocks so I did this little sketch on a random piece of watercolour paper:
Yeah OK it would have been better to do it on a fresh piece of paper. Next time.
But I also had an ulterior motive. The new chairman of the local art society has come in with a whirlwind in his back pocket and he is creating a whole bunch of new activities. The latest is this:
Phew! These are some big names – so I am looking forward to this but with just enough butterflies to be doing a LOT of practice. And last night I asked Nicole to sit for me because my strategy for the evening is to do a portrait. I have been practising so much from photos that it is time to get some live experience. This did not work out too badly so I was greatly heartened. But I would like to ratchet the whole thing up a little more.