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Thursday, 13 September 2018

August Paintings

Bus into Durham - bought 3 canvases at the Works and pens at Poundland and draw the Corn Mill over lunch. Watercolour added later. I surprised the watercolour -White Knights- took to the canvas.

Collage of Swing Bridge and Newcastle on stretched canvas- work in progress.

Collage of Portloe in Cornwall on paper

Watercolour clematis with demonstrator Christine Cave from Washington (watercolour not her first choice of mediums). Not the right colour mix for white in shadow for flowers - ultramarine and burnt sienna- I used cobalt and rose madder - much warmer.

Watercolour of the Drongs in Shetlands 

Watercolour painted while Peter Robbins did acrylic of Beadnell looking across the harbour showing the boats.

Seaside Town
Workshop with Carrie Dennison from Stanley doing lino cut. Realised half way through that the image should be reversed so Staithes became a Seaside Town. Printed on prewashed watercolour paper.  Did another at home with the image reversed printed on plain paper.


Sunday, 26 August 2018

Notebook sketches

Golf Hotel Fife and Auchmithie in Scotland drawn from Google Earth.

High Hallgarth house in Little Langdale Cumbria
Durham Cathedral from the Racecourse

Hartsop Cottage and Barass Square Staithes North Yorkshire

Grasmore from Rannerdale Knots Cumbria

Back of Dove Cottage Grasmere Cumbria

Peinchorran Loch Sligachan from Google Earth

Port Erroll Cruden Bay Scotland

Entered this sketch page in ' paint the seaside ' competition on the Painters Online website and was selected as the winner. The prize was a set of watercolour pencil and graphite pencils - both I don't use so I'll give them to the grandchildren.

Thursday, 9 August 2018

My collage workshop at Chester-le-Street Tuesday Group.

Two projects :- Town scene and Vases

Random collage strips on a sheet of mount board and a quarter sheet of 200 lb Bockingford using tissue, newsprint and wrapping paper.

My paintings


Vases shapes from stencil then negative flat opaque painting for the background and transparent darks for the table and some tinting on the vases.

Some of the work in progress.

Catch up time

Three Workshops at Monday Art Group Lanchester

Painting stones with Angela Beattie

My rock painting

Angela's rocks

Trying the dot needle with little success

Brusho with Gavin Mayhew over two weeks

Three painting using brusho. First one sprinkling the brusho onto wet paper to simulate flowers then a Lake District scene added to the top in watercolour.
Troutbeck Cumbria

Second painting on clear gesso with the brusho blended on the paper using two colours.
White cottages added with white gouache and the detail added in watercolour
Far Sawrey Cumbria

Final painting- again blending the brusho on the paper then when dry an Italian landscape added and the sky in black acrylic. The foreground was crumpled tissue paper with brown ink brushed on to enhance the edges of the tissue.
Bagnoregio Italy

Gestural Drawing with Renira Barnes
Drawing in mixed media started looking at the object then drawing, then not looking at the paper and drawing then I quickly lost interest.

Friday, 27 July 2018

New collage work

Port Isaac Cornwall 
Beach steps

Fish Market

Elvet Bridge from Bishop Bishops started out as a female figure
 but did not work out then covered in gesso and started again.
Still needs people on the bridge to finish and second arch on bridge.

Monday, 18 June 2018

Crook Hall painting in the gardens with Deerness Art Group

Walked into Durham and started at 10 am with Paoi, Margaret and Deryck in the Georgian walled garden. First an outline sketch in biro in my new notebook. Weather overcast with just a few spots of rain.

Then rough outline on 1/4 imperial Bockingford not paper then pen work on the building.
Watercolour washes to complete the mornings work. Finished at 12.20.

 Deryck using acrylics on canvas.

Paoi working on an interesting collage using a Smyths catalogue from the toy shop.

Margaret doing her usual work with foliage using masking fluid - Gone for lunch.

Left the others to finish their work and walked home after an abortive attempt to catch the bus. The 64 service in Durham just gets worse and worse.

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Staithes Collage

Canvas covered with collage using dressing making patterns, tissue pattern paper and newsprint from an artist magazine.
-sketch added with black pen and sharpie
-painted sky and white buildings

Finished painting