Watercolor on W&N watercolor paper (quarter sheet)
Look what I got in the mailbox today. Two copies of DestinAsian Jun/July 2013 issue; this issue includes a writeup of my trip to Pranang Bay, Krabi Thailand made last year in December. The sketch was made with my Hero pen on the big Nudebook that I brought along with me. It was a happy trip and I sketched myself happy too.
Thank you DestinAsian!
POMO is listed as a Green Mark building by BCA (Building & Construction Authority) of Singapore. BCA Green Mark Scheme was launched in January 2005 as an initiative to shape a more environmentally friendly and sustainable built environment.
I was at POMO this morning to sketch with Tony and Eugene. Nearby there was construction going on so are getting the familiar noise of drilling and hammering, which is not unusual in Singapore.
The trip was made in the month of Feb. The Bangkok sketchers group has invited sketchers from a few countries to join them in sketching at River Chaophraya, where the old capital of Bangkok was located in the past. Though it has been some time ago, the memories of the visit is still quite fresh in my mind. It was a happy trip and I am looking forward to another trip like this. Anyway here are 2 sketches I did while I was there. Cannot remember the name of the place though.
I love Van Gogh and I wanted to have a toy made of him so I painted a medium sized Munny in the likeness of one of Van Gogh’s self portrait. It is now being shown ay Fullerton Hotel as one of the exhibits that pay tribute to Van Gogh’s life as an artist. This Munny is sold already. I am sad to part ways with it. Time to make another.
These colors are from W&N Enamel coated mobile palette box and I am testing them on this rough watercolor paper that I got from Straits… cannot remember the name of the paper already. Fabriano rough? Judging from the texture, you would expect to get lotsa granulation. But you don’t see much due to the absorbency of the paper. Colors faded just slightly when they are dried.
Though it looks like I am testing the paper, I was in fact cleaning the paints on my palette box.
Walking and sketching along Short Street when I encountered this interesting make shift fruit stall with the yellow and red umbrellas that stood out among the grey commercial buildings. I stood under the shade in Lasalle College of the Arts to sketch this and filled in the colors at the same time. Many tourists and locals came by to get fruits and juices… but I didn’t see anyone eating durians that time… maybe it was too hot.
Hero Pen and Noodlers Ink on Nude book.. painted with Shinhan watercolors.