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Monday, 3 October 2016

Staithes Art Festival 2016

Friday 9th September
Drove from home to Staithes and set up my art display in Trig Point, the former dining room at the top of the village.
Exhibiting with 6 other artist clockwise from the main entrance:-
  1. Anne Ward
  2. Jane Mercer
  3. Dennis Rodall
  4. Malcolm Coils
  5. James McGairy
  6. Sarah McKenzie
Ready for the preview night so we went to the cottage where we were staying at the former railway station waiting room at Liverton Mines near Loftus.

Monday, 5 September 2016

Tissue dress patterns as substrate

Random lines using dress making pattern glued on to canvas board  then watercolour added.

Drawing added then white acrylic 
Whitby East Bank

Robin Hoods Bay

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Tony Montague workshop with Chester-le-st Friendly Art Group

 Tonys workshop involved painting tissue then cutting out shapes and sticking them on to watercolour paper. He also was developing the style of the American artist Gerald Brommer. These are examples of Geralds work.

Tony shares a joke with Maureen


My paintings using tissue paper on watercolour paper :-
 Lindisfarne Castle
Tissue added with PVA glue to rocks below the castle then sky painted. After drying the castle added and continuing into the rock. Some lines  where lifted on the rocks as the paint is sitting on the glue and will easily move.

 Tissue added in ramdon lines from a focal point and White Knight watercolours added and cling film for texture.

 Nchanga 'C' Shaft
   This was developed later at home with the shaft drawn freehand with grey markers sitting on a lounge chair looking at the image on the laptop and trying to keep the drawing loose. This is one of the two hoisting shafts at Nchanga Mine in Chingola Zambia where we spent almost 20 years at the start of our marriage.

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Sunday, 7 August 2016

New Unison Patels

I bought a set of Unison landscape pastels from the art shop in Corbridge plus 4 extra colours.

Delight and Wisdom Art Shop in Corbridge Northumberland

Two new pastel drawing on quarter imperial Saunders Waterford HP paper.
Misty Morning at Chapel Stile Cumbria

Helvellyn from Red Tarn.

Still not happy with the paper must get some proper pastel paper.

Thursday, 4 August 2016

First pastel with Claire Money on 200 lb Bockingford HP paper. Banburgh Castle


Coquet Valley

North Shields

Glendale Skye

Abereiddi Pembrokeshire

Goose Barn Farm Kentmere Cumbria

Great Langdale from Lingmore Fell.

All pastels done with an old box of Inscribe pastels.

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Monday Art Group Lanchester-One demonstrator and one workshop

Jim Bradley - Raised balsa wood on oil paintings

Jim demonstrated his technique for tracing the shape, cutting out and gluing using araldite resin.

Some of his excellent watercolour paintings on display.

Painting for mining book

Clare Money - Pastels

 Clare works large scale, full or half imperial or larger using Unison Pastels on 140 lb HP Bockingford paper and she demonstrated a beach scene looking into the sun.

Clare at work and one of her painting.

The class chose a photo she supplied to work from. More next week.