Drawings and sketches

Mongolia Watercolors And Sketches So Far; Having A Wonderful Time!

View from my ger, Delger Camp

View from my ger, Delger Camp

I just returned from four great days at Delger Camp, operated in conjunction with Nomadic Journeys, and which is located at the Khogno Khan Nature Reserve, about six hours west of Ulaanbaatar. Staying in one place for awhile is very useful for getting in serious painting time. I do quick pen and ink sketches while on the road, but there’s usually not time to get out the watercolors.

Along with the paintings and sketches from this current trip, I also thought I’d share other pieces I’ve done up to now. Everything was photographed in less than optimal conditions in the apartment I have the use of, but I felt that sharing them while I’m still here would be fun and have an immediacy that would be missing if I waited until I get home in a couple of weeks.

They were done with either a Winsor Newton Cotman watercolor travel set or Yarka poured pigment watercolors and a Robert Simmons Sapphire brush. The paper is either Arches 140lb cold-pressed or a w/c paper I brought back from the Lake District in England many years ago. The pen sketches were done in a 7×5″ Pentalic Nature Sketchbook. I used a non-waterproof pen with a Koi waterbrush for the one with the tone and a .01 Sakura Micron pen for the others.

Gloomy day

Gloomy day, so I did this watercolor study of the stove in my ger

Cloudy and rainy day

Cloudy and rainy day studies at Jalman Meadows and Gun-Galuut

Stupa above river valley at Ganchen Lama Khiid, Erdenesogt

Stupa above river valley at Ganchen Lama Khiid, Erdenetsogt

Prayer wheel at

Prayer wheel at Ganchan Lama Khiid, Erdenetsogt

Lily studies, Delger Camp

Lily studies, Delger Camp

View of sand dunes, Delger Camp

View of sand dunes, Delger Camp

Valley north of Delger Camp

Valley north of Delger Camp

Wetland/dune area

Wetland/dune area

Dunes and trees

Dunes and trees

Variety of vegetation

Variety of vegetation, wetland area and surroundings

Storm light and storm clouds at Delger Camp

Storm light and storm clouds at Delger Camp

Rain to the south

Rain to the south

Clouds coming by

Clouds coming by

Mountains to the north of camp

Mountains to the north of camp

Toned sketch

Toned sketch

Quick sketch of wetland area (the driver was coming any minute to pick me up)

Quick sketch of wetland area (the driver was coming any minute to pick me up)

Rocks and trees

Rocks and birch trees

Rock formation

Rock formation

Wild poppies

Wild poppies

Birch tree

Birch tree

 

 

 

 

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