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Sunday, 26 April 2015

Construction of Rosthwaite Cumbria

First sketch from holiday in Rosthwaite in Clares Cottage

Re-drawn moving my eyeline up to the gutter line and moving the yew tree behind the chimney.

Random blocks of  acrylic colour ( Crimson, lemon yellow and ultramarine blue)  on watercolour 200 lb Bockingford paper using a 2 inch foam roller with lighter colours at the top. No photo available for this stage but this one was done at the same time.

Sketch added then white for the buildings and road then glazes of transparent acrylic to define the building shapes and foliage using a brush. 

Second glaze added to give more depth and more dry brush in the foreground.
Finished painting 15 x 11 inches.

Friday, 24 April 2015

Chester le Street Art Society Spring Exhibition 2015

Exhibition runs from Saturday 18th April to Saturday 25th April 2015.

South wall 

West wall - Olive adjusting the pictures

My entries three watercolours and an acrylic plus small collage above George's kitten on the west wall.

The Art Society is now changing its meeting days from Wednesday 6.30 to 9.00 pm to Tuesday morning 10.00 to 12.00 as from the 5th May 2015 in the hope of attracting new members.

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Sketching in Durham

Drawing in A5 sketch book ( not my normal A4 ) resulted in me running out of space at the top and I had to condense the space between the Cathedral and the Fulling Mill.
Started in pencil then sepia drawing pen.

An artist was painting at the end of walkway of launching the boats for the students practising rowing. I recognised him as Suncage ( no real name given on his web page ) who encourages passers-bye to make their mark . I made mind as a horizontal splatter in magenta.

Did a second 3 minute sketch of the Corn Mill from the other side of the river.
0.5 mm pentel pencil.

Monday, 6 April 2015

More Lake District work

Sketch of Croft House near Applethwaite

House on Applethwaite Gill

Mountain sketches from photos on internet

Painting on 200 lb Bockingford paper 15 x 11 inches.