I mentioned that I’m behind in my blogging. I guess I’m sufficiently behind that I can’t even remember which sketches were done on which days. The sketch I said I did of City Hall when with my daughter wasn’t done when she was there at all, but rather a day or so earlier (along with a bunch of other ones). This was the sketch I did while my daughter and I sat near City Hall. I was experimenting with a washable, red ink and my brush pen got the better of me. I really think washable inks are better utilized with an actual brush where you can better control the water.
At another time I was waiting for a friend to come by to pick me up and so I doodled a couple sketches like this one. Same red ink (J.Herbin 1670 Hematite).
We’ve been having great summer evening weather lately so there’s been considerable porch sitting. On one of those occasions I grabbed some veggies and did this quick sketch. The “mustache book” paper doesn’t handle watercolors very well (it is afterall a 4×6 el cheapo [$2] book from the dollarstore) but such sketches are lots of fun and good practice. Goodness knows I need all the practice I can get.