This is a sketch I was keen to do. Something about the action in a small space, in the wall of a very big 1928 building. In front of it the most magnificent old Morton Bay Fig.
The trunks are so elephant like, but so loveable. It’s such a funny thing having this big patient tree, with it’s arms stretched out and roots looking like lots of toes spread out into the bark chips spread beneath.
And underneath the busy little Kiosk, with it’s take-away coffees and munchies served all day to the beach goers, the walkers, the Mums promenading their designer babies! I wonder if that tree ever feels like ordering something.
Decided after seeing so many great drawings being done ( you all inspire me ) that on a very rainy day, I could start this drawing and see what happened.
Decided to leave the shapes simple, and begin the watercolour over the tree to start.
I’m using Arches Aquarelle 300gsm smooth on a block, so there isn’t much wrinkling thank goodness.
Today I have added the next colours, and hoping to centre the action into the Kiosk, but not compete with the tree.
Hoping it works. I’ve put a lot of blue and yellow washes over what are essentially white buildings and a very pale tree trunk. It looked a little mono-toned at first, so being a bit colour mad, I built it up to the final pic. Mmmm wonder if I should crop it on the left, so the kiosk isn’t too centred.
Let me know what you think!!