I have discovered something wonderful- white paint! Now instead of drawing with a soft lead or charcoal pencil and using a watercolour wash to add colour and form, I am sketching directly with paint and it's quite liberating. I am still using watercolours but have a big tub of white gouache that I mix with watercolour and am very pleased with the result. It's so rich and painterly, and exciting things happen to the texture of the paint. Here are some 15 minute sketches from last Monday evening.