Sketchbook

 

These are a small collection of watercolour paintings from my Moleskine sketchbook. I don’t consider them to be artworks in their own right merely studies of landscapes whilst out walking in the Parque Natural Sierra María – Los Vélez.

They are more influenced by the animation backgrounds of films by Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata. I’m always keen to mix my mark making as much as possible and my technique comes as a result of volumes of sunshine and warm winds high up in the sierras in summer. It’s a great experience to sit and observe the landscape as more happens outside of your painting than you can include within it.