Watercolour Practise

Samples of watercolour gradation

I opened up my new pack of watercolour paints today. Until now I’d been using a cheap set that felt kind of chalky when I ran my brush over them. The new ones feel smoother and softer, and the colours are bright and vivid.

I’m taking part in Sketchbook Skool at the moment and decided to catch up on one of Prash‘s classes where he suggests playing with colour gradation, which was a nice little refresher in watercolour technique.

A Week in New York

New York Public Library Exterior

Last week I went on holiday to New York. It was my first trip outside of Europe and it managed to be tiring but relaxing, foreign yet oddly familiar, friendly and kind of exciting.

A week was nowhere near long enough to see and do everything that I would have liked. What it did mean, though, was that I could take things at a fairly leisurely pace and divide my time between relaxing and being a Proper Tourist.

Eagle and Flags on corner of Grand Central Station

Inside Grand Central Terminal New York

Empire State Building New York skyline view

View across Central Park New York, looking north, New York

Statue of Liberty, New York

Old billboard sign on building, New York

Gapstow Bridge Central Park New York

Flatiron Building New York

Washington Square Park Arch New York Empire State Building

10th Avenue New York Yellow Cabs

Highline Park New York

Kobra VJ Day mural, New York