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Sketches based on Sketchaday sketches

A week since we arrived home, and I have been doing daily sketches but not necessarily from life. Today I took the pencil sketch that I did of Mt Begbie in Sketchaday21 and tried working it up in charcoal, using Strathmore … Continue reading

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#Sketchaday 22: up, down and almost over the mountain

I managed to get up at 5.45am this morning and returned to the same scene that I drew yesterday, this time attempting a watercolour. After an hour I felt I had done enough as the light was changing too quickly. … Continue reading

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#Sketchaday 21: a perfect dawn and a study in attempted patricide

After the damp, misty mornings of the last few days I woke up at 5.30 to a still, quiet morning with the sun just touching the tips of the mountains.  I walked out to the little rocky promontory that is … Continue reading

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#Sketchaday 18: earning our keep and learning that less is more

I’ve been so impressed by the fleeting glimpses that we have of the mountains on these semi cloudy days that I’m doing a quick pencil sketch from the back patio every time I’m inspired.  Sometimes you wouldn’t know there’s a … Continue reading

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What do you take for sketching on holiday?

I am currently on holiday at Revelstoke, in Canada, where you can ski in winter and hike, bike, climb and explore in summer. I decided to commit myself to doing at least one sketch a day and I̵… Source: What … Continue reading

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Sketchaday 15: from the cheerfully macabre back to the sublime

The weather remained uncertain today so we didn’t attempt any ambitious hikes. We gave Mum and Dad a break this morning so they could have their first trail bike ride together since Leo was born. Then we all headed over … Continue reading

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#Sketchaday13: painting the backyard and shooting the Pipe

This morning was so glorious I had to paint the other view from Ian and V’s patio: Mt Mackenzie. I was surprised that the mountain remained a misty blue grey during the whole hour and a half that I painted … Continue reading

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