Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Working from Jean Haines' book, I followed her instructions for negative space - not as pretty as hers, but it does what it says on the tin. I need more practice at painting directly on to the paper without drawing first. It takes some courage to just splatter paint on the white paper and hope that it will produce something.
And just for something to do .........
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
I've started the Brenda Swanson 75 Day Sketch Challenge - this is my first sketch. All sketches must be drawn directly in ink and no colour - monochrome, which suits me down to the ground. Not sure I will post all 75 - this is belatedly the first one drawn on 17th June.
Thursday, June 7, 2012
I've been trying to learn how to play again - how to let go and just let things happen. Its quite hard when you are so used to really focusing on detail to let the paint just do what it wants to do. In an effort to free myself up I am playing with watercolours - a medium that I had thought was totally uncontrollable but now learning that is not the case. So a little play with a lemon thanks to Jean Haines' new book "Atmospheric Watercolours". Sampler of my watercolour paint colours and those of the Derwent Watercolour pencils that just arrived.
Friday, May 25, 2012
This week I have been trying to sketch for half an hour a day during my work day. These first two are from the bus ride - only about 10 minutes, and people have an annoying habit of getting off before I have finished with them!