First day outside for The Art Team after a dementing long haul 8 month downpour winter…the south knows nothing! Composition sketches with ink+bamboo pens cut from 1 of Merlyn’s 35 varieties down the end of the peninsula. (Thank you!) Looking at the inky silhouettes in the pewter mirror calm, white mast verticals and stenciled shapes punctuated by red round bouys out of purply greys when the light inevitably changed…such a relief to be warm in fresh air and in the bright light…I got a brown nose!
Adding our new Caran D’ache crayons plus water; more sophisticated crayons and not so childish as some think, but gutsy creamy opaque colour, overlaying marks to build up colours…tricky to get your eye in, to select from the endless vistas after a winter of cropped still lives.