So here is a list of the links to Shirley's posts about her visit to London in her blog - "Paper and Threads". Bear in mind she was on a proper family vacation and that for much of the time she had one or both of two young grandchildren aged 3 and 19 months with her.
- Visit to London - Part 1
- London Visit Part 2 - Museum Visits
- London Visit Part 3 - out with our grandchildren
- London Flowers
The journal was a linen watercolor by Cachet (7 x 10" spiral bound). I used Pigma Micron pens, Niji waterbrushes (small and medium) and a Daler-Rowney travel watercolor set. ..........I carried my supplies with me and tried to make very quick sketches and then added watercolor washes - both from memory of the colors and occasional photos taken immediately before. ..........Since my goal when I started sketching recently was to be able to keep an illustrated travel journal, I am pleased with my progress.I think Shirley has done really well for somebody who is new to keeping a travel sketchbook. She should be very proud of what she has achieved in terms of both quantity and quality of post. I was particularly impressed with her images of buildings and museums. My only disappointment was with the size of her images when I clicked on them - and Shirley shouldn't be shy about these - they deserve to be bigger [Shirley has now edited her blog and the images of buildings in Part 1 are now larger]
If anybody else knows of blogs which have a serious number of travel sketches (see Shirley's blog for reference) and which merit a post do let me know and I'll pay a visit. You can contact me via my e-mail address which is on my website or leave a comment on this post but be aware that I check links when moderating comments.
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