A Few Drawings

The initial drawing I did quickly with a black ink brush pen. It’s fun to work speedily, not quite knowing where marks will land...I can always use a little gouache to fix bits up later. I then added watercolour and pencil. It’s little smaller than “4 x 6”...I think a touch more red in it... Continue Reading →

“Mother and Baby 1.B” - Acrylic, with a touch of gouache: on canvas, 5” x 7”. Painted from memory and imagination. After I applied an “isolation” coat to this, I brushed on a gloss varnish, then 24hrs later, a matt varnish; which created a pleasant satin finish. I’m a bit rusty on my return to acrylic... Continue Reading →

“Light Over the Hills”  Mixed media. I began with thin washes of acrylic paint onto an (6” x 8”) A5 approx. sheet of Strathmore Toned Tan, 300gsm mixed media paper. Then I brushed on some gouache, and worked/played with some coloured pencil on top. When I had pushed the coloured pencil as far as I... Continue Reading →

Some Recent Work

*Began with graphite pencil, on approx. 12cm x 17cm - 5” x 7” Canson 220gsm paper; with a little white oil pastel to provide some highlights. It’s only when adding the watercolour washes, that I could clearly see where I’d applied the oil pastel - which was part of the fun. I also used a... Continue Reading →

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