Friday, 29 December 2017
|Both are Acrylic on canvas aprox 24 x 24 inches|
Here's how I start to paint,I don't know how you do it, but I seem to paint better if I have a proper work flow. It takes me a longtime to workout what I want to paint so I rely heavily on Google for " inspiration ", or I have an idea and search Google for images that might be of use. That way I generally make up a rough story board showing images and colours. With Acrylic I don't like using too many colours, things can get muddy very easily, so I decide which colours will work and are going to mix well and stay vibrant. I use an old canvas that I re-use by painting it white to start with and experiment with colours and mixes until I see whether they work together. In the above photo you can see the sample colours for this painting, plus in this case a digital sketch that I,ve done on my iPad. Below are the colours I've decided on.
|In this painting I really wanted to create a feeling of light and sunshine on a Summer,s day. It is a very limited composition and the boat isn't great, but I have tried to capture the light and reflections and it,s finished ...I think !.|
Sunday, 28 February 2016
Here are some older cartoons which I have moved from another blog. I really want to do some new
" Gingers " and they will in future be here instead of my other blog which I,m closing. Thanks to all who have looked at that blog in the past,and I will do some more...honest!.
Saturday, 27 February 2016
I read that some Urban sketchers favour old ie more than 10years old accounting ledger paper because of the quality of the paper.Well, yes the paper is good to sketch on,but as soon as it gets a sniff of water it buckles. Worth the try though.
Friday, 26 February 2016
Water colour on Aguarelle paper 24 x 32 cm using Schmincke watercolours. I preference these over Windsor and Newton the colours are more vibrant I think. The Lightning not as easy as I thought it would be leaving it plain white by masking the area didn't have much impact,so I used white Gouash and softened the outlines. Might be back to the drawing board with this one.