Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Ponte Vecchio Sketch

Ponte Vecchio Shops

As always I took my sketching gear to Florence last week.  As always I spent more time in art shops than actually making art.

I did manage to take a few photos so today I pretended I'd actually taken my sketchbook out on the Ponte Vecchio.  Working from the computer screen I attempted to keep the sketch as loose at it would have been sketched on location.  I restricted myself to my new tiny W&N Field Box full of colours I don't normally have in my palette and making do with the tiny container of water.  Obviously I'm in training for the summer!

The actual sketch was done with my 'new' vintage Italian Omas Extra desk pen that is around the same age as HWEM!  If you are ever in Florence my favourite pen shop, Casa della Stilografica is worth a visit.

Super flexible gold nib from the days when Omas made their own.

Omas Extra

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Bird Life Sketches

Black Cap

These sketches are in my Stillman & Birn 9" x 12" Delta Series sketchbook.  The ivory paper and spiral binding don't make for easy scanning.


You've probably been wondering where I've been.  Well I've been wondering myself.  I think I'm back now.
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