This week I decided to get out the gouache again just for fun.
I started with an Opera Rose brush sketch – just because I love that colour, had a new unused tube and it was the perfect colour for the scarf.
This is in my A4 Strathmore Watercolour Journal. Just under 2 hours so far and I stopped at that point because I was starting to fiddle.
BTW, I started a Portrait Paint-a-long thread over on WetCanvas in the Gouache Corner here. I’d love it if anyone wants to come and join in – portraits, people or animals, figures or anything else.
And I’m still diligently doing my sketching homework. This weeks prompts were a sketch inside a room at home with a focus on a piece of furniture and to try and leave lots of white. My initial focus was the TV unit but shifted to the view outside. Then the cat came and plopped down in front so he was included too : ) The public prompt was to do a sketch in a cafe of the counter. I got a bit carried away and included the tables and stools as well………. one of my problems, losing focus. It was a first for me, being a bit of an introvert, sketching in a public place, way out of my comfort zone. It is different when you are in a class situation or with another sketcher but I felt a bit of an odd ball out there. Next week is the last session of the sketching course. I hope I can keep up the momentum without the regular weekly prompt