Tuesday, 25 February 2014
I had intended to glaze these with a gloss resin again, but now I like them matt, so i will probably just protect them with a matt varnish instead (to prevent the pencil from rubbing away)
Monday, 24 February 2014
I had fun with this one, and have now had a giclee print made too. Both the original and the giclee print will be at Chalk Gallery next week : )
I have decided that it is much more difficult to sketch people to my right. Must remember to sit on that side of the train next time!
Friday, 14 February 2014
|the base layers of paint are on, and the picture looks a bit cold and dull.|
I have used masking fluid to preserve some white sparkle for the flint wall.
|That's better! The sky is blue and brighter colours liven up the picture.|
|here is a closer look at the first layers on the horses and the pub. Lots of windows to fill!|
Next painting session I will work on the windows and people inside the pub. Shadows to go on everything will help to give the appearance of a sunny day, too.
Wednesday, 12 February 2014
Monday, 10 February 2014
Then, the Harvey's Dray started making deliveries and I knew this was just what I needed!
So here is the first sketch...but it is still a bit, still.
Then I started thinking about what goes on at the pub. Lots of music...and then of course, Morris dancers!
Off to the heavyweight paper now... time to draw it out again!
Thursday, 6 February 2014
Wednesday, 5 February 2014
I spent a whole day life drawing yesterday, using lots of styles, speeds and equipment!
My favourite pictures were the result of a ten minute session (or maybe it was five) at the end of the day, when we were all very confident with the body. I produced these 3 pages of very quick studies of the moving figure. They make a good design in themselves, and give me ideas for producing a painting.