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Thursday, 22 January 2015

Chester le Street Arts Society January workshop- Fun with acrylics

Workshop over two weeks with six members to paint a textural ground in acrylics using textured rollers, mini sponge rollers, random blocks of coloured tissue paper and some stamping from a design etched into the polystyrene base of the wapping on a  pizza. Colours lemon yellow, cerulean blue and crimson.
Materials used.





A strip of blue was added for the lake and a block of text for the building.

The mountain were indicated by painting in the sky and leaving the initial wash for the mountains ( most people missed this and painted the mountains). The cottage was drawn on and the trees added to outline the cottage and break the horizon- ultramarine blue and crimson . 
The cottage was painting white with pure titanium white with the base faded into the ground white transparent white and matt medium and the stonework and the roof added.

The wall and the foreground were done with both opaque and transparent wash to subdue some of the texture and lose some with paint. Note some positive and negative painting on the gate and the wall.


Due to illness and bad weather only two people completed the work

 Beth's painting.- nice foreground letting initial wash showing through and negative painting on the gate.


Olive's painting- overpainted the foreground and lost all the first texture.

My second painting

Original watercolour painting using salt in the foreground to indicate foliage.




Monday, 12 January 2015

Mevagissey Harbour

Mixed media - acrylic texture overall wash using a 2 inch foam roller with lemon yellow and crimson then  zinc white added to the upper half again with a roller. Drawing with pencil and black pen. Alcohol pens used to soften the pen and pencil lines and to block in around the boats. White pen used for the highlights.
Picture show the lookout tower at Mevagissey Harbour in Cornwall.




Initial wash with first pencil sketch this was erased then white added.

Earlier watercolour painting using 1/2 inch flat synthetic brush for blocking in - Sold at the Coquetdale Art Gallery in Rothury.


Thursday, 8 January 2015

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Whitby Harbour

Uploaded picture to Artfinder. Watercolour on bockingford 200 lb paper - size 15 x 11 inches.


Thursday, 1 January 2015

Flicka Book 8

Loaded Book 8 loaded on to Flicka only seven A4 books remaining. Some of the better sketches.

Link to Flicka





New textured acrylic on paper. Textured roller and tissue paper and 
acrylic medium to seal it.

Sketch from my Abstract Ideas Book loosely based on a John Blockley sketch.


Complete work


Title :- Highland cottage