An installation by Nathan Coley over at the Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art. Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art. Its made up of lots of cardboard models of all the religious and spiritual building listed in Edinburgh’s yellow pages.
It was strange to draw as normally if you’re drawing a city the streets make it easier, here all the models are arranged in a higgledy piggledy manner.
Lunch at the Singl-end, whitebait and Italian bread.
On Renfrew Street, Glasgow, beautiful Italian rustic food.
Heading down to Chichester, West Sussex on an illustration job. One of many stops to make the drive a bit easier, drawing smokers and texters hanging outside the service station at Gretna Green.
First night after setting up my tent popped into Portsmouth for some fish and chips and drew HMS Warrior, the first ironclad armoured warship in the historic dockyard.
In the morning after a recommendation from a local visited Bosham harbour and had breakfast with an amazing view of the coast at Breeze Café.
Back again at Bosham drawing the pier house.
And finally drinks at the Coal Exchange.
I was over by Milngavie last weekend doing some life drawing in a treehouse overlooking a loch, one of the best places I’ve ever drawn.
Afterwards we went swimming in the loch. It was surprisingly warm as there are not streams going in and out of the water so if its a sunny day the loch just heats up, heaven.
Always good to stop by Riverhill Courtyard whenever I’m in Helensburgh.
A pleasant time drawing this view from the church.
I’ve been sent some samples of the new QoR Watercolours to try out. They are a new concept in watercolours that aim to try and shorten that distance from when how a watercolour looks when its being painted to when it dries. Its been well known that as watercolour dries your colours get slightly muted, because of this I tend to overcompensate and take the change into consideration while i’m painting.
First of all the paint comes in tubes, I’m not sure if it comes in pans at all. Usually watercolour paint that comes in tubes is quite thick in texture, here the QoR paints are more runny. Whenever I use watercolour in tubes I tend to fill empty pans up and wait for them to dry. These are obviously geared to using straight from the tube a much more direct and spontaneous way of working.