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Monday, 27 July 2015

Sketching from the computer from the last visit to durham

View from Framwelgate Bridge upstream to Prebends Bridge

Elvet Bridge 

Pond in Hoppers Wood

Interesting tree

Fallen tree- I have always had a problem drawing trees that have fallen down- no difference here- still looks wrong.

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Sketching in Durham

Two sketches from the same bench in the market place.

Then I moved on to then riverside below Gates Shopping Centre and two sketches from the same seat.

Then downstream opposite the old ice rink which they are turning into more ugly riverside

Monday, 20 July 2015

Saunders Waterford 200 lb paper

Trying new paper from the CAS art club.
Kepier Hospital Gateway

Saunders Waterford 200 lb rough paper not the high white. Found it easy to lose the edge of a wash without the paint flowing across the whole wash as with Bockingford - I was forever having to clean up edge when the paint dried. I was able to paint the fence and wire in negatively and not use masking fluid.

Low Doctor Pasture Farm from Holywood lane.

Second painting on rough paper. The light on the wall and lane came out well.

Low Doctor Pasture Farm across Waskerley Beck.

Not paper this time. I got my drawing slightly wrong and was able to lift the base of the building to the left.

 New pencil case for 25p from Wilco but was more interested in the plastic sponge packaging inside. Tried the packaging as texture weighed down on a wet wash which gave mottled effect of dark dots on light background the opposite of salt. Maybe use for a beach effect.
Went back the next day to buy some more but they were all gone - end of the range.
Have to keep my eye out for similar packaging.

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Finished paintings

Textures in watercolour

Heighington Village in watercolour

Pigeon Crees in acrylic

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

45 Gallery Felton Northumberland

Delivered 4 paintings for their July exhibition

As is was a hot day we decided to go to Amble and had a walk along the river bank to the marina then into town for lunch. Lots of new development along the quayside a new restaurant, retail pods selling everything from art to bread and some interestingly designed waterside flats.

Old staithes and Warworth Castle

Old staithes looking back to Amble

Amble from the Yacht Club