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Wednesday, 12 April 2017

St Abbs 2

Two black ink drawing on 20 x 16 inch canvas drawn early on Wednesday and Thursday morning sitting on the harbour just after the sun rose.
Sketch on 20 x 16 board drawn from a photo.

Tissue paper added then watercolour which was then washed off  and acrylic highlights applied.
Acrylic added to first drawing at the Deerness Art group on Sunday. More work required- people and seagulls to add.

Thumb nail sketches in ballpoint pen

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Week in St Abbs Berwickshire Scotland

Started keeping a diary with thumbnail sketches done in Biro instead of the detail pencil drawings      ( although I did do 4 pencil drawings).

Saturday walk into St Abbs and Sunday walk passed the lighthouse anti clockwise.

Two pencil drawings on the lighthouse walk

Friday, 7 April 2017

Workshop with Judy Hirst - Lanchester Thursday Art Group

Painting on supplied paper and mount for a window size of 4.5 x 6 inches. Light weight paper which buckled on applying the first washes. The designs of Lindisfarne birds added using black and graphite pens and coloured.
I was not sure about using the gold leaf on the painting because last year's effort was a failure because I used the gold as a positive shape and if did not look right.
I decided to use the gold as a negative shape behind the birds which I think worked out ok.
Golden sands Lindisfarne

Last year's effort using gold leaf.