Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Canal Cottages

I haven't had a lot of time for art just lately and I'm itching to get some quality time to get started on that dog portrait. Actually, quality time to get started on anything would be good. In the meantime, here's a small sketch using one of my favourite mediums (media? ). This was made with water soluble pen and a wet brush. The brush was one of those "aquabrush" refillable brushes - perfect for use outdoors. One mistake I may have made is with that door on the right hand side. It is so crooked that it grabs the eye and looks all wrong. The door really is like that, but this may be one of those times when artistic licence should have been used to make it more regular and therefore less obvious. We live and learn. ;-)


  1. Great job John! I also enjoy working with watersoluble pen too - In fact. one of my favorite pieces was done in just that. Hope you find some more inspiration soon :0)

  2. Nice peaceful little scene John, drawn in a loose and relaxed style. I haven't come across water soluble pens yet, only water soluble coloured ink.

  3. Thanks Sandra. I'm not sure what it is I like about the medium but it's certainly good fun.

    Frank, your style lends itself to this medium. I think you'd really like it.