Sketching a view or two…
I was thrilled to find a beautiful book all about the Welsh artist Kyffin Williams at our B&B when I went to stay near Aberystwyth last week. His oil paintings are excellent, but my favourites were his drawing - some preliminary studies for oil paintings that followed.
Lots were drawn in graphite and watercolour and I loved them. It inspired me to hunt out art supplies in the town and try and do some of my own landscape pictures.
Here is one from the B&B, farm buildings and glorious, wooded hillsides beyond. This was drawn with a solid graphite stick and then watercolour.
While we were in Aberystwyth we went to the Arts Centre and looked at the 'Lockdown' exhibition which we enjoyed - a huge range of artists and different mediums included in this which made it full of variety.
After having a good look at the exhibition we had coffee and cake at the cafe. I drew the view.