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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