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 →

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 →

In the above drawing I’ve begun with a flourish of my Pentel Brush pen, then I added some watercolour, coloured pencil, and Neopastels...and a little white gouache. As is usual I’ve drawn quite a lot this past month...and to help a share a few of them here, I’ve again used the Pic Collage app to... Continue Reading →

These three Roma tomatoes are from our garden. They are an unusual shaped variety, and with their brilliant red skins...just needed to be drawn!  The Pentel brush pen is a joy to use. With a change in pressure and angle and you can swiftly produce either thick or quite fine lines. I may use a little... Continue Reading →

This is drawn freehand, from memory and imagination with: ink pen, Gesinski ink, and a bit of smudging with the smudge tool, in the Procreate app. A quick sketch...then as I refine it a little I try to leave in some of the lively initial marks; an approach I generally use whether on paper or the... Continue Reading →

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