Saturday, July 6, 2013
Greetings from Stockholm, Sweden
I have been to Bcn three times before, the last time was in August last year, when I had the opportunity to draw for ten days around the Sagrada Família for a book. I really can´t get enough of this beautiful and inspiring city, and I am looking so much forward to meeting both old and new friends, and spending a whole week sketching there together with you all!
My trip prep has not been too rigorous until now, I have been preparing for an exhibition, and delivered the paintings to the gallery this thursday. Now I can finally get into Barcelona mode, and start packing!
As for art materials, I am bringing my usual pen case with some fountain pens and waterbrushes, and a tiny bijoux box of watercolours. Nothing new there, really. I´ll take my big palette too, that I use for bigger formats and big brushes. But the really exciting thing this year for me (colour nerds - ahoy!!) is a new, limited, five-colour palette that I just started experimenting with.
I read about it a few weeks ago somewhere online, and decided to try it out: cadmium yellow (I never used cadmium colours before), permanent alizarin crimson, burnt sienna, ultramarine and viridian. I´ve been doing some mixing charts with it, to see what I can do with it, and I must say I´m pretty impressed of the range of colours I am getting out of these few!
Anyhoo, I´ll just keep packing then, and see you in a bit! :D