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Monday, 16 December 2013

Wed 11/12/13 started picture of Portloe Cornwall on 20x16 canvas with random pieces of torn tissue pasted on the canvas with PVA glue . Light blue at the top and heavier colour at the bottom to give recession. Sketch drawn with black and blue sharpies.

Acrylic paint was then added to the painting  transparently to let the tissue show through or opaquely
to hidden the tissue and give an under glow.

Adjusted the balcony and the wall behind the hotel after looking at the photo with gesso.

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Deerness Art Group Sunday 8/12 started acrylic painting on 20 x 16 canvas of view of Blanchland Northumberland looking north from the bridge over the Shildon Beck

Painted from pencil sketch in Book 48/18

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Completed painting of Whitley Bay -added gesso to the foreground and covered with coloured tissue paper, reworked the sky to eliminate the hard edges and added clear tissue to the background.

Friday, 29 November 2013

Wed 28/11 started picture of Spanish City at Whitley Bay Northumberland based on this sketch in my hardback book No. 45.

In the sketch I have moved the two churches closer to the dome, the photo was taken from St. Mary's Lighthouse.
On a 20 x 16 inch canvas I stuck random torn pieces of tissue paper with colours on the warm side all over the canvas and added some acrylic colour to the buildings.

Thursday added some line work with black and coloured Sharpies - photo to follow.

Thursday, 21 November 2013

More work on Blanchland collage and acrylic- its as far as I'm going to take it.

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Drawing of Chapel Stile from Thrang Farm in Great Langdale Cumbria.

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Sunday 10 Nov 2013 at Deerness Art Group workshop with Dave Bardon using acrylics and collage. These are the paintings he brought along as examples of his work.

My attempt was to do a picture of Blanchland that I had done before in watercolour . First I covered the 20x16 canvas with tissue paper using acrylic medium as a glue.

I then roughly drew with a wedge, used to stretch the canvas, to outline the building using Indian ink and I cut text from a catalogue showing an article on him from the Biscuit Factory for some of the buildings. I added trees behind the buildings using acrylic paint.

Some more work required.

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Last week complete two watercolour paintings of Scarborough to submit to St. Helen's Low Fell exhibition.

Opted for the top picture.

Friday, 15 November 2013

Six watercolour pictures entered into St Helen's Church Exhibition at Low Fell this weekend.

Sold picture of Cullercoats.

Maybe the more contemporary approach and a local scene influenced the sale?

Saturday, 26 October 2013

Chester-le-Street Arts Society Autumn Exhibition 2013

On at the library for two weeks.

Sold Grange farm Muggleswick and Langdale pikes from Chapel Stile

Polperro harbour in acrylics 20x16 in on canvas -acrylic blocking in then black sharpie, acrylic detail then clear tissue added to then background.

Monday, 14 October 2013

Painting of Langdale Pikes from Thrang Farm at Chapel Stile. Watercolour on 200 lb Bockingford paper 15x11 inches. Started wednesday and finished Sunday at Deerness Art Group.

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Three acrylic painting done on holiday in Chapel Stile last week..

All 12 in square and painted on site which is new to me but
I enjoyed it.

Monday, 16 September 2013

Deerness Art Group entered two pictures into the exhibition at County Hall Durham.
Watendlath Beck in Cumbria

Amy Winehouse

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Second attendance at Deerness Art Group - started Grange Farm at Muggleswick in the west of Durham.
Watercolour on Bockingford 200lb paper quarter imperial

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Watercolour of Wolsingham Church

I entered a title of Wolsingham prior to entering an exhibition, then I broke my right wrist and I had to paint this left handed. Added some people in front of the church after then photo was taken. Picture sold along with one another of Staithes out of four entries.

Friday, 16 August 2013

Flatford Mill
Pencil sketch from Willy Lotts cottage.

Friston Mill in Suffolk

Thursday, 15 August 2013

View from the Staithes beck back to Cowbar

Sketch using black pen
Acrylic and collage painting
Porth Dinllaen North Wales- Watercolour on 15x11 Bockingford paper.
Acrylic painting on 20x16 canvas- River Font at Netherwitton Northumberland
Edlingham in Northumberland viewed from the Rothbury to Alnwick Road. Watercolour on 15x11 Bockingford paper with an initial overall wash.
Watercolour of old mine buildings near Nantlle North Wales. Typical David Bellamy composition.
Mount Pleasant Staithes North Yorkshire - lots of stippling with watercolour.