Tuesday, May 06, 2008
Close To Home - Benwick
Hope Cottage, Benwick © Anita Davies
You may remember the plans I made for my Summer Project entitled 'Close To Home'. If not, you can read all about it HERE.
As planned, I have began my journey sketching through neighbouring villages starting with Benwick and the home of Adam Keppel-Garner, webmaster of the Lilyholt Road website.
I tried a couple of different formats and decided I liked the fading out sketch best of all.
I'm using an Arches Satine HP watercolour block to produce works mounted at size 10x8" for this project, along with my Schmincke watercolour pans.
The aim is to keep them as plein air 'sketches' and not become too fiddly just because I plan to exhibit, publish and sell them.
I'm contemplating publishing them in monochrome to give them a nostalgic feel and to keep the cost of printing down making the books more affordable...What do you think?