An oldie from my studio sketchbook - my washing line again (isn't it fascinating?) and an origami dove hanging in my window that I sketched, then tried out a watercolour combination of Naples yellow, Cadmium red and Indigo over. It's coincidental, but I rather like how the sweater looks a bit like origami too. I haven't been able to sketch or paint this week, not because of Facebook this time, but because my textbook illustration job has returned - the absolutely final last set of drawings, all of us who have been working on them dearly hope. It's been so hard to make myself sit down, concentrate and draw and digitally colour them, having mentally set the end of 2009 as the end of that job. Once I get going, it's not so bad!
Exciting though, is that I've just squeezed into a four day workshop with the wonderful Hazel Soan, in March, thanks to a cancellation. The Watercolour Society of South Africa managed to persuade her to lead two courses in Johannesburg and Nelspruit and I'm looking forward to the opportunity to learn from someone whose work I've admired for a long time. That should give my watercolours a shot in the arm, especially turning them from sketches into finished paintings, I'm hoping.