We popped into Cockermouth Art and Craft today, they stock Colour Sketch – Lake District, and Paula showed us her version of Blea Tarn: in watercolour. I like it.

Paula gave us a tip too: use masking tape to stick your sketch sheet to a board if your doing watercolour, it will keep the sheet smoother and when you’ve finished you’ve got a nice clean border – good idea!

Colour Sketch is now in 10 outlets:

  • The Heaton Cooper Studio, Grasmere
  • Bookends, Keswick
  • Theatre by the Lake, Keswick
  • Lingholm Estate, Portinscale
  • UpFront Gallery, Unthank
  • Cockermouth Art and Craft Shop, Cockermouth
  • Ambleside Bookshop, Ambleside
  • Henry Roberts Bookshop, Ambleside
  • Henry Roberts Bookshop, Windermere
  • Rheged, Penrith (coming soon!)

If you have a similar outlet in the Lake District and would like to stock Colour Sketch, please do send me an email on hello@studioirena.co.uk – I’d love to hear from you!

Colour Sketch – Lake District comprises 8 hand-drawn sketches of Lake District landscapes, printed in light grey for you to colour and explore your style as you wish: watercolour, acrylic, pencil, pen and ink….
See examples on my drawing page.