Mangaone Stream, Te Horo Beach.

I spent a pleasant sunny day taking photos of Te Horo Beach (NZ). I captured some useable photos to inform a number of studies. Below are a collection of studies using various mediums based on the Mangaone Stream. Line drawing and black and white notan. Alcohol markers worked from the small notan lower left. Gouache... Continue Reading →

Secondhand Book Review… 📚

The image above was produced by following the experiments in this book. The Challenge of Watercolour by John Blockley. I have been enjoying reading the techniques, compositions and subject matter of this book. First printed in 1979 with the last reprint, as far as I can gather, in 1989. I will honour the copyright and... Continue Reading →

An afternoon of sketching in Ohau, New Zealand

This post documents the initial stages of capturing my landscape studies. It takes very few lines to remind myself just what attracted me to the focal point of my landscape. They may look like random scribbles but for me they contain a succinct reminder of the contours of the land, texture of trees and bushes,... Continue Reading →

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