Sunbather

It's been too hot to draw anywhere outside other than the swimming pool!  So I did this sketch of a sunbather at the pool.    

Geoff Watson, "Sunbather," ink on paper, 5" x 8," 2018.

Geoff Watson, "Sunbather," ink on paper, 5" x 8," 2018.

View from poolside

It was a beautiful but hot day, so I decided to draw and paint at the swimming pool. I wasn't sure I'd finished coloring this piece when it was time to leave, but maybe less is more? 

Geoff Watson, "View from poolside," ink and watercolor on paper, 4" x 8," 2018.

Geoff Watson, "View from poolside," ink and watercolor on paper, 4" x 8," 2018.

Here's a picture of the piece after I'd finished drawing, with just one thin wash of watercolor on one part of the roof. I love drawing architecture! If the weather stays this hot, I may draw this building a lot this summer.  

Geoff Watson, "Drawing from poolside," ink and watercolor on paper, 4" x 8," 2018.

Geoff Watson, "Drawing from poolside," ink and watercolor on paper, 4" x 8," 2018.

Women at the pool

I went swimming today, and I noticed this group of women by the baby pool.  One dad did show up for a brief time, but other than him it was all women.  I did this quick pen-and-watercolor sketch of the scene.

Geoff Watson, "Women at the pool," ink and watercolor on paper, 5" x 8," 2018.

Geoff Watson, "Women at the pool," ink and watercolor on paper, 5" x 8," 2018.

Pool sketches

I wandered around in the heat looking for a spot to paint, got overheated, and decided to go swim instead.  Fortunately I had my pens and watercolors with me!  I did a few quick sketches and watercolors in my sketchbook.  Here's a page from the book -- with a couple of doodles edited out.

Geoff Watson, "Pool sketches," ink wash on paper, 5" x 8," 2018.

Geoff Watson, "Pool sketches," ink wash on paper, 5" x 8," 2018.

Swim team practice

The highlight of this swim practice was when the coaches insisted that little kids demonstrate dance moves while standing on the starter block.  It was so cute!  But dancers are tough to draw, so I focused instead on the coaches, who mostly stayed still.  

Geoff Watson, "Swim team practice," watercolor and ink on paper, 5" x 8," 2018.

Geoff Watson, "Swim team practice," watercolor and ink on paper, 5" x 8," 2018.

At the pool

I spent the afternoon at the pool and did some sketching and watercoloring. Apologies for the glare in this first photo. I can't re-take the photograph because I accidentally blotted the picture after I photographed it!  So this will have to do.

Geoff Watson, "Pool sketch," watercolor and pen on paper, 3" x 8," 2018.

Geoff Watson, "Pool sketch," watercolor and pen on paper, 3" x 8," 2018.

I did an ink wash sketch, using blue ink, of a woman sitting at the pool.

Geoff Watson, "Sketch at the pool," ink wash on paper, 4" x 5," 2018.

Geoff Watson, "Sketch at the pool," ink wash on paper, 4" x 5," 2018.

And a lifeguard.  It's a bit out of proportion, but it's still kind of fun.

Geoff Watson, "Sketch of a lifeguard," ink and watercolor on paper, 4" x 6," 2018.

Geoff Watson, "Sketch of a lifeguard," ink and watercolor on paper, 4" x 6," 2018.

Vacation sketches

My family and I took a 4-day trip to Disney World in Florida, complete with a side trip to see the Harry Potter theme park at Universal Studios.  Great fun!  Also exhausting!  I didn't have much time to draw, but I did do a couple of sketches on my iPad.  I forgot my Apple pencil, so I had to draw with my finger.  Here's a view of the hotel pool from above:

 

Geoff Watson, "Swimming pool sketch," iPad, 2018.

Geoff Watson, "Swimming pool sketch," iPad, 2018.

And here's a sketch of a coffee maker in the hotel room.

Geoff Watson, "Sketch of a coffee maker," iPad, 2018.

Geoff Watson, "Sketch of a coffee maker," iPad, 2018.