An author ‘s inspiring story from Facebook

African author screen print

I was totally inspired by Chimamanda’s full TED Talk about the danger of a single story which appeared on Facebook. For more information about this subject…here is the link  http://bit.ly/2utmnE5

This portrait was done with brushpen and gouache. I was not sure about the background colour so I used my computer to do a mock up before deciding on this golden yellow.  She is such a solar subject that a sunshine colour seemed the right choice !

So cute !

So cute

Watercolour and gouache portraits on a unified background. I like to use different subjects to paint and make them appear on a double page as a whole. I try to incorporate elements of design to give a sense of balance to the recto/verso spread of my watercolour sketchbook.

Antibes beach end of June

Antibes beach end of June

I went this morning to my favourite beach in Antibes and sketched people in front of me.

I follow a strategy to go to the beach there :

  • I go early because it is easier to find a parking space
  • There are less people early and it is not so hot
  • I always carry a parasol because as I like sketching I could not do it with a glaring light. Shade is essential not just for the skin!
  • I always swim to cool down and coming out of the water  I “de-salt”myself with the showers conveniently built on the beach
  • I leave the beach mid morning to avoid the heat and the crowd coming in.