I found a large sheet of Two Rivers heavy watercolour paper and did this. I'm not sure I like this paper but it's always a challenge and is good for leaving and coming back to as it's easy to scrub the surface and wash off colour. I probably overworked this but here it is anyway.
Here is a photograph showing the house as built
Just found some old 6" x 4" prints of these I did about 15 years ago. I was asked by the architect Stephen Mattick to illustrate a new house he was designing for Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits. As you can see it is in a very traditional vernacular style using hand-made materials including red cedar shingles for part of the roof and knapped flint walling, Stephen asked for three views to show the project "in the round" and to represent the building with atmosphere. I have taken the liberty of posting a photograph from Stephen's website of the finished building so you can compare with the artworks. An interesting project although disappointing not to meet Mark Knopfler himself!
This location sketch done today at Hythe after catching the ferry with our bikes - 30 mins.
These were made as experimental studies of the representation of light inspired from photos on my ipad and carried-out in the studio.
Just to wet your whistle for this course here is my current sketchbook beautifully made by Katherine at Red Hot Press. A5 cloth bound with a heavyweight cartridge just right for all types of dry and wet mediums - see my next post for examples of watercolour studies made over this weekend.
I'm working with Red Hot Press in offering this exciting and unusual course here in Southampton next month - for more information go to: http://www.redhotpress.org.uk/courses/single-technique/sketch-books.php