Post workshop lull – back to the sketchbook

I’m still reluctant to pick up the brushes after the excitement of the workshop.    In order to take the (completely self-imposed) pressure off I’m going back to the sketchbook and doing quick 9×12 paintings.   Here are the latest :


The latest bird in the facebook ‘Paint colorful birds for fun’ which is a red-backed fairy wren if I remember correctly.   Didn’t come out well – made too much use of the opaques,  the darks got muddy and I tried to save it using frantic splashes and white gouache.  Could be worse though.

A little landscape to warm up with.

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