Statue/monument

Today’s #bandofsketchers prompt was statue or monument. I’m not sure if Mow Cop, which stands on a ridge above Cheshire is a monument, but its still interesting. It was built as a folly in 1754? and apparently used as a summerhouse. Its owned now by the National Trust. Its open to the public but is accessible by uneven rocky paths. If you are interested it’s worth a visit. The road to it up Mow Cop hill is quite windy and narrow and ascends through the village of Mow Cop, Staffordshire.

Valentines roses

Painted these roses, used metallic and plain paint, different effects depending on how the light hits the painting. I used quite opaque plain paints so they would show up on the black cartridge paper I used. Also it is part of my #bandofsketchers picture, the prompt was valentines day…

Watercolours

A couple of watercolours I’ve done over the last two days after watching a talk about using them. I wish I had stretched the paper as it curled because of the amount of water I used. The first is called ‘Why don’t cats keep still?’, basically it’s my boy cat washing, but he was constantly moving, the second is ‘lamp’. It’s the view of the back of our living room with a standard lamp and dream catcher with reflections. I used Arteza metallic watercolours and Windsor and Newton Watercolours to paint these sketches.

30 day challenge

I’m doing sketches for the #30daysketchbookchallenge now. This was for day two. I decided to do a watercolour sketch to represent one of the old adverts you had in victorian times for old grocery shops.

I used Windsor and Newton Watercolours overlaid with Arteza metallic watercolours to make it more interesting.