Spring is still quite chilly here, but today the sun came out and I took a break from studio work to do two quick sketches at the goldfish pond.
I enjoy drawing with markers in a bristol board pad. The marks glide on and there’s no turning back, no corrections possible. It’s just a raw expression of what I see and feel.
It was quite magical hearing the birds sing again. The goldfish have survived another winter of a frozen-over pond. They glided around providing the only high colour in the scenery…a brilliant orange.
My second sketch was a little more deliberate. The reflections are confounding.
I’ll return next time with charcoal. I like to draw with charcoal on a gessoed paper because the texture helps to hold the line.