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Thursday, 31 July 2014

Wednesday 30 th July 2014 Chester-le-Street Art Society

Back to watercolour. Painted three skies and added this painting to one.



Also reworked the foreground on this painting of  Seaham Beach

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Chester-le-Street Arts Society Wed 23/07/2014

Added acrylics glazes to weaken the sky and emphasis the buildings.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Wednesday 17 July 2014 Chester-le-Street Arts Society

Random coloured tissue from Hobbycraft glued to canvas board with PVA glue

Image drawn with fine waterproof pen then heavier lines added with a black Sharpie.

Extra tissue used to define the structure and sealed with acrylic matt medium.
Does it need acrylic glazes to give it more depth?

20 x 16 inch canvas board from Jacksons at £2.60 each when buying 10..

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Dereness Art Group Sunday 13 July

Coloured tissue paper glued onto 20 x 16 inch canvas board using PVA glue.

Sketch started with waterproof ink

Sketch complete.

Acrylic painted added with matt medium to give transparent glazes to break up the lines of the tissue paper.

Staithes View to Mount Pleasant  20 x 16 inch

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Elvet Bridge from Old Elvet

Random pieces of coloured tissue paper and newsprint stuck on to a 20x16 canvas block 
and the edges soften with white acrylic at the top and burnt sienna at the base using a small roller.
Detail added with black pen.
Glazing added to give more depth. Quite happy with the result but without the newsprint- I think this is my way forward using transparent washes and not opaque paint.

Chester le Street

Reference photo

Sketch blocked in
Texture with roller and black line
Opaque colour added. Needs work on both towers and street detail to be more refined.

Framwelgate Bridge Durham

Blocked in colour and added texture with roller

Added building detail
Re-worked sky and river
Added colour with Sharpie pens.