Sometimes it is nice to just sit and doodle in a sketchbook. When I was young my sketchbook was always full of little drawings and sketches. I really don't do that enough anymore. I think a sketchbook is important, it's where we get to dream and play around on paper. That is how many great paintings come into being.
Well it's good night from me. I hope you all have a wonderful week ahead.
Today I also went in search of some paint. For my portrait project I need a nice bright turquoise blue. My usual supplier did not have what I was looking for so I had to drive a bit further to find what this particular colour. Crafty Arts at Walmer Park Shopping Centre had just what I was looking for.
The Cerulean Blue in the Iris Acrylic range by Prime Art is perfect for my project. I also took a tube of Rose Madder. I just love getting new colours. Here are the colours that I now have from the Iris range.
Iris Acrylics are very rich in colour
Apart from doing a bit of work on the portrait I was trying to finish a painting that I started while visiting my daughter in St Francis Bay in April. I stood on her front veranda and painted it, then planned to finish it when I got home. Here you can see it in the early stages.
I like this painting because it is done in a style very different from my usual work. I don't want to overwork it, but there are still a few spots I need to work on.