Friday, November 16, 2018

weekend watercolour painting workshop - 8 & 9 December

Summer painting workshops in New Zealand

The Magic of Painting & Sketching Outside


8 & 9 December 2018 (8am to 3pm)
$300pp, max 5 people.
Location : Wanaka, New Zealand.

I have had a number of people asking if I will be running painting classes this summer. Yes I am! Here are details of the first one 😎

In this 2 day workshop I will be covering watercolour painting and pen drawing techniques, the tricks of aerial and linear perspective, how to choose a subject and composition.

I will teach you a range of skills that will help you head out on your own with confidence

We'll sketch mountains, lakes, trees and buildings and whatever else catches our eye, and you'll go home with many completed sketches and paintings.

Contact me for more details or to book your spot.



Thursday, November 8, 2018

shop update



6 months in Spain and France just flew by. I sketched and painted more than ever filling 2 and half sketchbooks and 12 big A3 sheets and 4 smaller A4 sheets. Painting as large as A3 on location was a new thing for me and I totally fell in love with drawing and painting with space for many, many details.

I've just added 14 of these paintings done on new sheets to my shop. You can find them here ...
http://www.scatterlings.co.nz/watercolour_paintings_for_sale.html

Shipping anywhere in the world.

My blog needs a good catchup. I didn't have time (or enough mobile data!) to write any posts while we were travelling so I'll endeavour to do a little catch up with some short posts over the next wee while.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

summer sketchbook



I've recently finished my little sketchbook and my bigger one is almost done too!

This one starts back in November 2017 and goes until just a few days ago. The first sketches show lots of fresh spring snow. Now we've got the full glory of autumn colours and lots of autumn snow. In between was a hot, hot, dry summer and clear cloudless skies.

It's interesting to me how the light changes as the season progresses. Especially the sky colours. Or am I the only one who can see that?

You can see my sketchbook has been hiking with me a lot and I've done more landscape sketches this summer than ever before. This particular sketchbook is a bit heavy for taking hiking and I used to carry a much smaller one, but I like painting just that little bit bigger, so I'm prepared to tough out the extra weight. Probably does me good, anyway :-)

You may remember from some of my recent blog posts that I've been revisiting some of these sketches and turning them into 'real' paintings. You can find my landscape watercolours for sale here.

If you are interested in the sketching kit I take hiking with me, it hasn't changed much since last year. You can find out exactly what I carry in this previous blog post. This particular book is a Fabriano watercolor sketchbook.



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