Horowhenua Landscape – colour studies.

Although smaller in size these four colour studies were just as challenging as my larger work. I wanted to maintain fluidity and freshness with each whilst at the same time bringing depth through layering a mix of media. This included charcoal at the start, followed by watercolour, water-soluble wax pastels, soft pastel and back into each one with either black or indigo water-soluble pencil. I will endeavour to replicate parts of these works into a further series on Colourfix pastel board – a completely deferent surface from the smooth hot pressed Fabriano Artistico paper these studies are painted on.

Each study is 10.5″ x 7″ unframed and available to purchase. Please see my Landscape Gallery for further details.

The Charm of Charcoal…II

Thoroughly enjoying this time of exploration with charcoal. This is the second image in this series featuring the local Horowhenua landscape.

The first post can be found here…

Charcoal is applied over the top of washed charcoal, erased back and re-applied. Approximately 14″ x 6 ” on Fabriano Artistico 300gsm hot pressed paper is proving satisfying.

Tararua Road, Levin. New Zealand
Tararua Road – Section of Completed Work

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