*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 →
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 →
Acrylic paint on canvas - approx. 4” x 6” (10cm x 15cm). There’s quite a few trees in our local Red Gum reserve which have succumbed to our long, harsh droughts - yet they still have an elegant beauty. I took a photo of some of them as reference for this painting.
Drawn with my fingertip, using paint media and the smudge tool, in the “Procreate” app. Thoroughly enjoyed pushing and smudging around these colours as I attempted a sort of sunset landscape. My iPad art, aside from being an end in itself, gives me ideas for similar works in my traditional art media. I did this from... Continue Reading →
*Painted with acrylics and Inktense ink mixed with acrylic mediums, on 11” x 14” (about 27cm x 35cm) canvases. I painted with lots of thin glazes - a technique which I commonly used years ago. These two are not all together successful, but some aspects of catching the light effects are passable. I’m keen to... Continue Reading →
*Graphite pencil, coloured pencil, and a little watercolour…this is on Reeves 300gsm, (eco friendly) premium drawing paper. Although I love to use cotton paper this paper feels delightful to work on with coloured pencil. It’s acid free, and quite white - which helps the colours to stand out well. When I’m out walking I... Continue Reading →