Trogir is an well preserved ancient town on the central Adriatic coast of Croatia. It is known for its mix of Renaissance, baroque and Romanesque buildings.
A A4 watercolour on NOT 140lb paper from a photo taken on a sunny morning. I attempted to do a quick sketch but there were so many tourist groups crowded in front of the gate. It was impossible.
Two A4 watercolour paintings from previous holiday photos. Zhou Zhang is an ancient water town in Jiangsu province not far from Shanghai.
This is a portrait of the same grandmother. Watercolour on A3 140lb NOT. I did a pencil sketch on a A3 sketch book first.
A watercolour based on a photo I took in Tibet. It was the last day of our journey before driving to the last Tibetan border town for crossing to Nepal the following morning. We were wandering in that small town after lunch while our car was in the repair shop. Our Guide and driver were making sure very things were in good order.
This was done at the group painting yesterday. I like the jug and shadow but not happy with the tall brown pot. I should have left it to dry before working on the background. Patience is something I have to learn.
This 8″ x 10″ watercolour painting is based on a line sketch I did early this year. I did this straight with brush and watercolour without pencil outline. I think it is a lot fresh and clearer.
Ink and washed A4 300g NOT watercolour paper. One woman in my painting group keeps giving me reference photos of birds. This is one she gave me before Easter break. I had been looking at the photo for a long time and eventually decided to establish the tone using permanent Japanese carbon ink then tinted it with watercolour. I think the result is OK as a learning exercise.