Friday, 31 July 2015

Work In Progress - The Christmas Day Swim at Eastbourne

All drawn up in pencil

inked in and the pencil rubbed off

At last some colour!

Here are the next stages on my Eastbourne Christmas picture. I worked all over the scene in pencil. When I was reasonably happy with my drawing I inked it in. Lovely to remove all the smudgy pencil marks! Now I have a nice clean surface ready to paint. I used some blue mask to splatter snow in the sky and to preserve a few other areas. It was a bit too fiddly to paint around that plane trail!
Then the fun begins with my first wash of the end of the day sky. Next, the sea!...

Thursday, 30 July 2015

sketching the Sussex School of Archaeology digging for Romans

The Romans are coming!

The Sussex school of Archaeology have been excavating the remains of a Roman villa at Plumpton, and it was a great time for me to combine my two big interests, and sketch the process!

You can read more about it here...

I hope to go back later in the year when they return : )

Eastbourne Beach at Christmas drawn

A whole day spent drawing and I am now ready for pen. I will probably make more changes as I go along and maybe add more people. But its pretty much as the finished picture will be I hope!

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Planning for a christmas card, Eastbourne

I have been busy with painting and neglected my blog!
Must get back to blogging or I will never keep track of how I do manage to fill every spare minute with my painting.

Chalk Gallery will be celebrating ten years this year, with a big exhibition at the Towner Gallery in Eastbourne.
I painted a view of Eastbourne Bandstand a couple of years ago, and it proved very popular as a Charity Christmas card, so I thought it would be a good idea to paint Eastbourne seafront again for christmas, and exhibit it, all being well, at the Towner in October. (bit early for Christmas, but I know that the cards will be in the shops by then!!) is the planning sketch. I think my bathers will have blue feet!....