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.
Portraits done with brush pen and watercolour on watercolour paper and cartridge paper. I did these two portraits very quickly and just added a bit of white pen to the old man. I like to play with contrast and different scales.
My copy of the Times literary supplement has arrived ….Having fun with a mixed media background and a watercolour sketch of an ape in my sketchbook.
This is a watercolour and mixed media painting done for a friend who lost her little white terrier dog recently. In fact the middle dog was inspired by one picture she took of her beloved dog which was posted on Facebook. The result will give her hopefully a bit of joy and memories of happier times.
I liked the clever attitude of this dog and I had to find a quote which would match that particular facial expression. I hope you agree with my choice and Salvador Dali’s statement!
Drawing done with brush pen and watercolour on Moleskine sketchbook.
Tomorrow the world will be watching Harry and Meghan’s Royal wedding. The pigeons will definitively have the best point of view !
Today is a rainy day in the South of France and definitively a good day for frogs!
Interesting facts : Frogs are amphibians and the word “amphibian” comes from a Greek word that means “both kind of lives.” This is because frogs start their lives in the water and then live on land.
The British have been poking fun at the French for their penchant for eating frog’s legs since the 16th century by calling them “frog-eaters,” now commonly shortened to just “frogs.” But did you know that the Chinese are known to have eaten frog’s legs for millennia, and the Aztecs were partial to them too ?
A watercolour and pencil drawing from my sketchbook. I found an interesting quote about horses on the internet from an unknown author which illustrated perfectly my little sketch : “The earth would be nothing without the people but the man would be nothing without the horse”
Four mini portraits from an article in the newspaper about going bald. …Being bold and proud about being bald is very much trendy!
I had fun testing the elegant writer pen doing a painting of a dog inspired by Karlyn Holman. This pen gives 2 colours when you apply water once your drawing is done.
Watercolour can be used as well as pure water to mix different colours with this special ink.