quick sketch of the sky might not look much but it's the first time I've
taken out my little box of watercolours for ages.
This box isn't much bigger than a matchbox and having just 6 colours
in it - two versions of each of the primaries - means that you have to
mix all your greys and greens. This might seem a bit laborious if you're
in a hurry; you might think you'd do better with instant green, instant
grey, 'just add water', as they say, but I was able to do this in a few
minutes and the greys in the sky and the patch of green are more modulated
than they would have been straight from the box.
This was as far as I got as I waited at a table by the window in Ikea
as Barbara queued for a roast veg lasagne (excellent) at the cafeteria.
But there you are, I've burst into colour again.
We've just taken Rough Patch to the big Borders
store at Birstall and, naturally, had a browse and a coffee at Starbucks.
Richard Bell, email@example.com