Art Lesson From England

Directions for drawing while traveling : 

Choose to draw a scene from a location you want to remember.  

Don't everything in the room or all that you see. Pick a portion of the scene, just enough to give a sense of where you are.  

In the drawing below, I sketched only the top of the Japanese dresser , the contents on top of it and the bottom of the picture hanging on the wall. It seemed to me to be enough to fit on one page in my 4" x 6" journal. 


Here is what I was looking at. It's the dining room at Little Dane B & B in Tenterden, UK.  


Here is my almost finished painting.  


I started the painting with washes of cobalt blue for the shadows and then built up layers of paint,