On one of the days when Kana was busy teaching (workshop on making clay accessories), I went to do some outdoor sketching near Enoshima. I knew there is an interesting river near enough to just walk there.
It was VERY hot so my main priority was just to find a good spot in the shade to set up my two tripods (I use one for painting and another, simpler one for recording with my iPhone). I ended up painting the bridge, a mansion block and a Buddhist temple (?) on a hill in the back. It was an interesting composition - the pink mansion block was literally the only high building in the neighbourhood and it really sticks out.
I decided to paint this scene in a similar way to a sketch I did in Manseibashi (near Akihabara) by drawing the lines only on the objects in the foreground and painting the rest only in watercolours.
In the end, I was chased out of the shady spot by mosquitos and it was so hot that I was tired for the rest of the day - I guess I will have to work indoors until this hot summer goes away a little.
colours: My portable 24 colours watercolour set
lines: Copic Multiliner 0.5mm
paper: Watercolor paper landscape Moleskine sketchbook
Quiet lazy day, accomplishing a small summer goal of #watercolor sketching excursion up to Skinner House. View across the river over Hadley fields, Northampton rooftops, and up to the mountains of Vermont and New Hampshire. Loving the sun from the helpful shade of the house’s porch, plus a soothing breeze. #sketchbook