I began this painting with a brown watersoluble “Neocolor” crayon, applied with a flourish (and without much of a plan) onto A4 cotton watercolour paper. Then added watercolour and gouache. I used a tiny bit of coloured pencil here and there. The paper texture was a little rougher than I usually like to use for... Continue Reading →
I drew this with a black inkpen and watersoluble graphite crayon on paper. With my iPad I took a snap of it, then sent it to my inkjet printer. I printed it (with the printer also set to black and white) onto “rough” A5 cotton watercolour paper. It was fun working/playing over it with watercolour... Continue Reading →
Firstly a quick flourish of my inkpen, then washes of watercolour and a touch of white gouache in the centre of the flower. A page from one of my homemade sketchbooks. A page is A6 (approx. 4” x 6”, 10cm x 15cm) in size.
This is painted with a mix of media. I began with a 9B Lyra water-soluble graphite stick on a 8” x 10” canvas board; and finished with layers of gouache, watercolour, Inktense ink washes, and acrylic matte and gloss medium. I wasn’t sure where I was going with this - there’s photos of the beginnings below. Though... Continue Reading →
*These are both in acrylic: the top is on a 8” x 10” canvas, and the bottom is 4” x 6” canvas. For a few months now I’ve continued to revisit painting with acrylics - with many a muddy mess along the way - and I’m still mainly pursuing landscapes in a tonalist style. I’m at... Continue Reading →
Flowers in Mixed Media – a Work in Progress
Began with a charcoal drawing, then: watercolour (a little gouache) and Inktense ink block washes, mat acrylic medium, white acrylic paint… In these last stages I’m adding layers of gloss acrylic medium mixed with watercolours/ink to intensify colours… It’s on a watercolour canvas (8” x 10”) but I’ve found most canvases work well with this... Continue Reading →
*Watercolour, green and brown pigment inkpen, and a little white gouache. A page from my A5 Winsor&Newton sketchbook, which has 300gsm 100% cotton paper - lovely paper! Although it doesn’t say on the packaging that it’s “cold pressed” paper, I gather it is by it’s light texture. It works quite well with coloured pencil and graphite... Continue Reading →
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