|Back street in the Arab District|
One of the ways to beat the heat in Singapore was getting up early in the morning to sketch, as you have heard from many other sketchers already. The first morning after I arrived, I sketched with Shari Blaukoph on Waterloo St. That was my first time sketching in Singapore. I won't show that sketch...the first day of sketching was awful. I wasn't used to the humidity even in the morning. Wet on wet did not work well for me and my palette was a muddy mess with my paints oozing out of the wells. It was immediately discouraging and I was worried about how to handle that. I found out talking to Shari that everyone had a difficult time the first day out. I found that you have to adjust how you approach painting in the humidity, a little less wetness to control the paints.
Here are some of my early morning sketches from Singapore.
|Back Alley in Little India|
|Church on the corner of Middle Road and Waterloo|
|Back Alley in Little India, Singapore. Virginia Hein Sketching|
|Liz Steel, Suhita and Virginia Hein|
|Frank Ching, Liz Steel, Suhita and another sketcher|