Watercolour

New Sketch Gear

 Posted by on January 26, 2020  Lefties, Location Sketching, Watercolour  Tagged with:
Jan 262020
 
New Sketch Gear

For Christmas I received some new drawing paraphernalia. A monogrammed sketchbook given by John Hoffman and a pocket-sized set of handmade watercolours, from¬†Julia. The Christmas/New Year break was very relaxing and I barely got out of my pyjamas the entire time, but on one of our few ‘proactive days’ (when we actually left home) I got to use these gifts [READ MORE…]

Mickey ♥ Chewie

 Posted by on October 6, 2019  Drawings, Lefties, Location Sketching, Watercolour  Tagged with: ,
Oct 062019
 
Mickey ♥ Chewie

I’d been to Tokyo Disneyland (in the mid 1980s) and Florida’s DisneyWorld (in the mid 2000s) but until recently I’d never been to the real deal Californian original; DISNEYLAND. Our trip was on 3 weekdays just after the Labour Day long weekend, in hopes of avoiding crowds (which I’m allergic to nowadays). The park was surprisingly busy, but thankfully the lines [READ MORE…]

A Day in The Presidio

 Posted by on August 4, 2019  Drawings, Lefties, Location Sketching, Watercolour  Tagged with: ,
Aug 042019
 
A Day in The Presidio

Last Christmas, Julia gave me a gift voucher for a posh massage place, and last weekend I finally got to use it, giving us the excuse for spending yet another pleasant day in The Presidio. After having a few kinks kneaded out of my battered body, there was time to kill until a dinner reservation, so we sat on the [READ MORE…]

SF Botanical Garden

 Posted by on February 17, 2019  Drawings, Lefties, Location Sketching, Watercolour  Tagged with:
Feb 172019
 
SF Botanical Garden

The weather has been stormy & rainy lately and we’ve been housebound for several weekends in a row. When the sun finally came out briefly last Sunday, Julia & I hurried to Golden Gate Park. Julia was eager to see the magnolias, as it is now the season for them to bloom, so we quickly made our way to the [READ MORE…]

Jan 062019
 
Holiday Sketching

Just before Christmas, Julia & I attended the DICKENS FAIR again. Our focus this time was eating and drinking, with hearty portions of ‘Bangers & Mash‘ and “Roast Beef & Yorkshire Pudding‘, washed down with Hot Buttered Rum at a nearby pub, where there was a jolly sing-song (in drama club cockney accents). Christmas Day itself was a quiet one, [READ MORE…]