Herring gulls, a composite sketch made over a few days from observation and memory. Window gazing and walks on the windy beach. They’re a bit of a pest sometimes but I’m fond of these birds
I made a new sketchbook for my watercolour skies and covered it in leftover leather scraps.
Book number three under way today. The Imperial Good Companion 5 makes a nice stand for a photo too.
I’ve had the same set of watercolours in a Windsor and Newton black enamel tin since I was a first year art student at Falmouth. Over the years the pans of colours have been renewed but it’s one of those little constants I return to that makes me feel secure. I started doing quick sketches in watercolour of lockdown skies in March. I didn’t think I would need to make another sketchbook to contain them all. Yesterday it was an even pale grey all day so I didn’t bother painting it. Today it looks more interesting so I may well do several. There are no rules other than to be guided by the wind.
revisiting wulf and eadwacer.
wulf is on one island, i on another…