"It is remarkable how closely the history of the apple tree
is connected with that of man."
Henry David Thoreau
Wherever we go we plant a fruit tree, and I love that. A walk through the garden this afternoon, and I stopped to admire our apples. Considering this tree was planted in Bundaberg 2 years ago, then transplanted and spent 6 months in a pot, and was only planted in the ground this July - I think it's doing remarkably well! Covered in cute little Tropical apples, we are just waiting for them to grow bigger and ripen.
My Peerless Watercolour Palette... This is what I used on my recent travels to sketch while on the move. I essentially followed the instructions using this youtube clip, but I used the whole width of the card, and wrote the name of the colour lightly in pencil. I also have a second page by adding a 'flap' of watercolour paper into the middle using the washi tape. As a lucky accident it was the perfect size for my small watercolour landscape moleskin journal, and it tucked beautifully inside ready for travel!
So - my travel kit, that I used on the Marvelous Melbourne Holiday...
of course I sketched it too...
What I used:
1 small, cute kitten pencil case ( the cute kitten part is optional)
1 small, landscape watercolour Moleskin journal
pilot V pen (runs with water which I like to add a little more atmosphere to sketches)
Artist Pitt pen, medium, black
prismacolour pencil, in a earthy red
copic marker, medium
My Peerless Watercolour Palette
A bit of eraser
A small piece of flannel cloth ( not pictured, used to clean brushes, dab up excess etc)
A small watercolour set - optional, but I like to take it
This was pretty perfect set-up. Most days I took with me in my handbag the journal, a pencil or pen, the watercolour palette, and an aqua brush - so easy for a quick sketch at the cafe! When we got back to the apartment, I did a little journalling or sketching from photos I'd taken that day, or what I could see around me. If I was going to change anything I would leave out one of the black markers, but otherwise I'm really happy with this set-up.
Artist Playroom challenge this week is Sunsets! One of my favourite things - Sunsets here in sunny Queensland, Australia are often rather spectacular... so I can't help but share a few photos...
And how fortunate for me, I already had this work in progress! Acrylic taken from the view from our local bay, at sunset,
with the reflections on the water...
Wishing you all a colourful, sunsetty, applely kind of day! :-)