*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 →

*I began this with inkpen, on A5 Cotton paper, then added watercolour and gouache. These are a few more works from recent months. I often draw faces, usually women, and have done so since childhood.  Occasionally I’ve drawn portraits for people, but these days I prefer to mostly draw faces from memory (not of anyone... Continue Reading →

*Watercolour and pencil in my 13cm x 16cm Khadi cotton sketchbook. Hi, back from my annual blogging break. Over the past few months since my last post, I’ve finished, and nearly finished quite a lot of artwork/play. Just a few sketches here today; plan to do another post shortly. I’ve also continued to sharpen my... 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 →

For this quick sketch I used a dark sepia inkpen, and added washes of “natural brown” Inktense ink. It’s on A5 watercolour paper. I snapped a photo of the line drawing before adding the washes on paper. Thought I’d firstly add some brown “gesinski” ink washes on it in the “Procreate” app to see what... 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 →

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