inner city cafe
leaning into conversation
iPhone photo – Waterlogue effect – January 2014
I can’t remember when I drew this. I was sitting by a public swimming pool in Mackay while the kids in the family played nearby. It could be 7 years ago, but I think it’s longer – probably more like 15 years ago on an earlier visit. I had purchased some watercolour pencils and had some time to play with them.
It was a nice surprise to find this as I was looking for sketch materials to take on a long trek west that begins late next month.
On a day when more adventurous projects didn’t quite come up to scratch, I decided I would play with some paint anyway and create a few gift tags. On the way, I have learned (again) that less is more, taking it too seriously is not the best strategy and masking fluid is sometimes not your best friend. And – having watercolours flow off a brush onto paper can be a beautiful thing.