Friday, May 29, 2015

Along the waterfront

I cycled along the waterfront as I do each day. The temperature  has improved enough to stop and sketch. It's beautiful.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Urbansketching on my Instagram account

I've discovered that Instagram is an excellent way to publish on several social media platforms at the same time. Unfortunately Google is not included. So check out my urban sketching on Instagram.

Lunchtime watercolour

This painting took two lunchtimes to complete. I'm happy with the looseness of it,  I try all the time to let go,  it doesn't come naturally,  I hope it does one day.

Evening sketch of Waldemarsudde

I am trying to paint and draw as much as possible right now. I sketch in the morning, I watercolour during lunch,  I paint again on the way home and best of all,  my employers want me to draw portraits full-time! I should improve with all this going on,  must be careful not to burnout. This sketch is a view of Waldemarsudde,  Stockholm.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Double lunchtime watercolour

Yes, this one took me two lunchtimes to complete. I'm just happy to start painting again. I got into a bit of a rut during the last few weeks. Too much going on, I'm looking forward to the summer months.

Seagull watercolour by David Meldrum
Seagull 16,5 x 23cm Arches 300g papper.

Tuesday's lunchtime watercolour.

Sailing away. Arches rough 300g, 11,5 x 7,8 cm

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Lars Lerin

I was reading Lars Lerin's book, "Mellan husen" last night. It's a collection of his work from the time he was living in Lofoten. I couldn't resist trying to do his portrait. It's close but something is missing.

Sketch of Lars Lerin
Sketch of Lars Lerin

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Saturday's life drawing

I did some life drawing today, it's the first time in a while that I've had time to figure draw on a Saturday. I enjoyed myself. I love the crowd at Basis, that was the venue.

Two minute sketch

Two minute sketch

Two minute sketch

Two minute sketch

Ten minute sketch

Fifteen minute sketch

Tuesday's life drawing

I am struggling at the moment. Out of balance, too many things to do. Only one sketch worth showing from Tuesday's life drawing session at Konstnärshuset.

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Lunchtime watercolour

I'm trying to get back into a rhythm with my painting. I have been a bit lost lately, mainly because I have so much going on in my life besides art. This watercolour sketch took two lunchtimes to complete. It's a portrait of a Swedish artist that I admire. It's not a perfect likeness, I wasn't concerned with that, I just wanted to paint a picture. Tomorrow I will paint another lunchtime watercolour and it might even be an improvement on today's effort. Who knows.

Watercolour of Swedish artist by David Meldrum
Watercolour Artist, Fabrinao GF 300g, 23 x 16,5 cm

Monday, May 04, 2015

Life drawing

I have a lot going on at the moment both at work and privately. This keeps me away from my art, it's frustrating and a bit depressing. I will have more time again during the summer months, I look forward to it.

These life drawings are from two weeks ago at Konstnärshuset.

Life drawing by David Meldrum
Five minute nude,  0.7 2B mechanical pencil + charcoal dust

Life drawing by David Meldrum
Five minute nude,  0.7 2B mechanical pencil + charcoal dust

Life drawing by David Meldrum
Five minute nude,  0.7 2B mechanical pencil + charcoal dust