Towards St Ives, watercolour and mixed media sketch



St Ives from Gwithian Towans. sketch in S&B Delta sketchbook, watercolour, mixed media

Another plein air sketch from the recent trip down to Cornwall.   Moody days are so much more interesting to paint sometimes than blue skies.

Done in the S&B sketchbook with watercolours and Derwent tinted charcoal pencil, which is water soluble.

I wish I was there now!  There is a grass that grows on the clifftops that goes the most beautiful scarlet at this time of year, I'd so like to be sketching there.

More to follow ......

Comments

annie said…
I love moody skies, too, Vivien, especially these clouds of yours.

I hadn't heard about Derwent tintd charcoal pencils that are water soluble. I must look them up.
vivien said…
I think you would like them Annie. I just wish they had a blue grey but you can use a pastel pencil with them for that. They are moody earthy colours and mix well with landscapes.

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