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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.

Technical details:

  • colours: My portable 24 colours watercolour set
  • lines: Copic Multiliner 0.5mm
  • paper: Watercolor paper landscape Moleskine sketchbook

かなが忙しかった日(粘土アクセサリーのワークショップを開いてた)に、ちょっと外へスケッチしに行ってみました。物件を探してた時に面白そうな川を見たので向かってみました。

何を描くかよりも、使っている三脚二本を日陰でセットアップするのは優先でした。すごく暑い!

結局描きたかった川、橋、高いマンションと背景の寺(?)が入った景色になりました。蚊と日差しに襲われるので、早く描けるのは大事です。背景にある物に線画をつけず、水彩だけで描いてみました。(この描き方を以前、万世橋で試したことがあって、かなり気に入ってます)

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  • 紙: 水彩用 モレスキン 横長 スケッチブック 
  • 線画: コピック マルチライナー SP 0.5
  • 着色: 24色カスタムセット (主にシュミンケとウィンザー&ニュートン)
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I got a little watercolour sketchbook with the idea of filling it with little landscape paintings. I don’t trust my own good intentions but here’s a start. 

1. Valentia Island, County Kerry

2/3. Glendalough, County Wicklow

4. County Kerry (can’t remember where exactly)

These are all 6" x 4" ish. I’m not happy with any of them but learned a lot!

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