Some experiments using a variety of media on hot pressed paper. Enjoyed the process and will experiment further using different supports. Ink Watersoluble Wax Pastel Gouache This was day 2...charcoal on hot pressed watercolour paper. Last image for the day...watercolour. I can see where I needed to look at the original photo. All a learning... Continue Reading →
This little vase of (mostly) edibles accompanied us on a recent camping trip. Thought it pretty enough to paint. Naturally a few aspects changed in translation but happy with the end result which echoes back to a way of working from my art school days and my love of Van Gogh's mark making. "Edibles" 18"... Continue Reading →
Really pleased with the final piece. Although initially I was unsure of the crazy mark making, it did help break through the daunting whiteness of the paper and was fun. Image size 530 mm x 750 mm worked on 300gm Fabriano Artistico HP paper. DetailPhoto taken in sunlight Blended with waterWater soluable pastels
I wonder if we all have a subject and/or medium where we feel safe to ponder for a while? Mine has to be charcoal, pastel and flowers. Another A3 sketchbook study with beginnings in water-soluable oil pastels. I enjoy the carefree scribbling and painterly blending with water...freedom.
It's usually the same, you just play about in your sketchbook relaxed and carefree and it comes out better than expected, but it's on paper that is too thin to frame. Oh well enjoyed the process and shall use it again for another therapy session! 😊💕 From water soluable pastels to soft pastels. Great fun... Continue Reading →