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121030 Lane Cove VIllage | by Liz Steel Art
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121030 Lane Cove VIllage

A simple sketch today... From now on for the next three months I am going to try to walk 4 evenings a week(rather than going to the gym) each time doing a quick 10-15min sketch.


If you are wondering why my crazy unrealistic time restriction... right at the moment I am unable to sketch longer without implications for my neck/shoulder muscles which are undergoing some treatment ... BTW this is one of the major reasons why I had been markering as it enabled me to work quicker than normal – now that I am back with watercolour it is more of a challenge. Thankfully I don’t have to give up sketching, just limit it (and a number of other things!) for the time being.


This evening I did a walk down memory lane - walked around Lane Cove was fun! The days are not quite long enough at the moment for me to have much sunlight to sketch when I leave work after 6.30pm! Not particularly inspired by what I saw view caught my eye...but this was the one with the most significance – children playing around the band stand in the plaza. BTW I did touch up this sketch a little since getting home(not done a great deal to it).


I have now decided on my minimum palette ... It is 8 colours, rather than Kates five...but I am very happy with it (at the moment) ... You will just have to wait to find out what the colours are...I will tell you all later don’t bother asking today!


One final BTW.... Looks like I am really come to terms with the fact that it is ok for me to write on ‘good’ watercolour paper! He he!

(funny how much I can right about a simple page in my sketchbook isn’t it?)

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Taken on October 30, 2012