Sunday, 23 April 2017
LyndseySmith: Inifinity in the North Laine - steps to a painting...: initial sketch in A4 Seawhite sketch book drawing out on heavyweight Bockingford paper drawn out in pen, bigger and ready for co...
|initial sketch in A4 Seawhite sketch book|
|drawing out on heavyweight Bockingford paper|
|drawn out in pen, bigger and ready for colour|
|I usually start with the colours of the building|
|grounding helps, and I decide on a sky and shadows|
|its the last details that take the longest|
Saturday, 22 April 2017
Sunday, 16 April 2017
Thursday, 13 April 2017
|first plans in sketch book|
|drawing out on thick watercolour paper|
|sunshine and sunflowers! detail|
this couple love to walk and cycle on holidays in the Vendee, France. The sunflowers were a joy to paint!
Saturday, 8 April 2017
|all planned out in pencil|
|pick out the lines in pen|
|when the watercolours go on it becomes less of a muddle of line|
|close up on some of the characters|
Last summer Chalk Gallery artists visited Glyndebourne Opera House, and we had an exhibition of work inspired by our visit. For me it had to be the picnickers on the lawn! They were all drawn from my imagination, apart from a few characters in their costume and a couple based on Danielle De Niese and Gus Christie with their faithful friends. Cheers!
This painting has recently been printed as a jigsaw puzzle and is sold to raise money for the friends of Eastbourne Hospital.
Wednesday, 5 April 2017
|I sat by the castle and sketched, it was late in the day and so peaceful|
|my first sketch. I knew there would be more characters, just not sure how many at this point|
|when I sketched it out I gradually added more...literally cutting and pasting to get them all in!|
|then I worked from my sketch to draw it all out again on Bockingford watercolour paper|
|and then the paint went on!|
|a close up on the characters. Leeds, castle of queens|
I worked from my photographs and memories of my visit to produce the sketch, gradually building up the characters. Leeds is famous as the castle of Queens. I had them all in there, taking a selfie. Henry and Catherine of Aragon lived there for a while, and in more recent times the castle was owned by Lady Baillie, and her lovely dogs.
Now it is open to the public, and has lots of events, huge grounds, including a golf course, weddings, punting, jousting, a fabulous Christmas market, fireworks, flower festivals and more. see https://www.leeds-castle.com to find out.
Saturday, 1 April 2017
|initial rough sketch of the painting..notes to self|
|all drawn out again on watercolour paper|
|the first colours go on and the painting comes alive again|
I was commissioned to paint the Brighton Beer Dispensary by a regular. He wanted to have his friends from the pub included too. I was sent a collection of photographs of the people and placed them all together for this busy day at the pub. There is a copy hanging up in the pub if ever you go there, and I hear that the roasts in there have won national awards : )