Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Weekend sketch

We are not having the best of summers here in Sweden this year. Last week was great though and I took full advantage of it at the weekend. I set up a hammock by the water's edge and lay there looking at all the boats going by. I live quite close to the city centre so the traffic on the water is intense at this time of year. I later did this watercolour in my sketchbook, I'm happy with it although I wish I had access to better watercolour sketchbooks than Moleskin, I like Arches Rough and so I always find it disappointing when I use the Moleskin. Still, it's a sketchbook and it will do fine until it's finished, I will use small Arches blocks in future. If anyone knows of good watercolour sketchbook, please let me know.

Sketchbook painting of Waldermarsudde, Stockholm.


First wash


  1. setxu9:37 pm

    Stop complaning, as usual a very good work, but I must recognize one you use archer you become an addict.

    1. Ha ha, thanks setxu. Arches is definitely the best I've tried so far. I've ordered some Saunders Waterford 140lb (300gsm) Rough [Full Imperial]. This is Joseph Zbukvic's favourite, I'm a big fan of his. Time will tell if I switch to Saunders or not.