Approaching Badachro – watercolour and ink on paper by Julie Arbuckle Scottish Artist
Badachro is a lovely wee settlement in the North West Highlands of Scotland; an old fishing village, the natural harbour at Badachro offers shelter to boats, kayakers and many grey seals. This sketch was done from a photograph – I mounted my camera on the windscreen and set it to take a photo every few seconds. The images gives a sense of speed (although I was only doing 30mph!) and travelling along the road to Badachro, just around the bend.
The freshness of sketches – their energy – give a sense of having spent time in a place. The weather, light and personal response all show through in the expressive mark-making.
Cold press 300gsm watercolour paper, NOT surface (a heavy and slightly textured paper designed for use with watercolour).
Watercolours should be displayed under glass and out of direct sunlight to prevent fading.
Size : 24 x 32 cm / 9.5 x 12.5 inches
Watercolour, gouache, ink, graphite