*Watercolour, ink pen, with colour pencil. I drew this on a A6, piece of 200gsm Reeves, “responsibly sourced”, acid free drawing paper. This has a lovely surface for both wet and dry art media, and compares well with some of the other more expensive brands I use. Most of these sketches were inspired by walks... Continue Reading →
*The beginnings of a work on A3 size watercolour paper: charcoal pencil, acrylic and gouache... Back from my annual blogging break. When I left I mentioned the fires that were already burning - they continued on...with with many more to follow. My overseas visitors may well have heard about this on the news. Sadly, so... Continue Reading →
Drawn freehand, with a dip of my fingertip, into some pretty colours in the Procreate app. In this app I used: gesinski ink, pencil, and the smudge tool set to gesinski ink.
*Watercolour and inkpen. This first small painting is of a bunch of gumleaves I picked and placed in a glass vase on the kitchen windowsill. They were quite dry (like our weather around here) and formed intriguing sculptural shapes. Another Gumleave painting here. Below, a windowsill view with fruit - drawn from memory and imagination.... Continue Reading →
*A play with the delightful Gesinski Ink in Procreate. I also used the smudge tool, set to Gesinski Ink, and swished it over some areas. This adds a further painterly effect. I plan to do a print of it. I think a textured watercolour paper would suit this image. Firstly, as is my usual practice,... Continue Reading →
*Began this with quick graphite pencil lines, did a little shading....then added some coloured pencil work, watercolour washes, and a little gouache. These are drawn from memory and imagination. I like to begin something with a rush of linework, whether I have visual information to work from or not. It’s kind of fun not knowing exactly... Continue Reading →
*I painted this on A4 220gsm Canson drawing paper - it holds washes surprisingly well, for a drawing paper. I began with some quick lines using a “Faber-Castell, Dark Sepia Pitt” artist pen, and then added watercolour. These are a few of the many landscapes I’ve attempted in recent months. I’m finding this quite a... Continue Reading →