Charcoal and paint

Always trying things never feeling like I make a finished image, something I am going to have to get my head around, perhaps it’s the doing I enjoy and I should not really worry about making a final image.

That’s enough pondering, I have been doing some charcoal and paint stuff it’s interesting the charcoal works into the paint and you get some interest marks and effects, it all feels very free.

Thanks to Lee Jeffries a very talented photographer for his reference pictures .

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Flowers!

Yes its come to this, I am now painting flowers! It’s all part of my art class as we explore still life and sophisticated primitives. Flowers floating in water so there was a nice little twist that turned out very challenging.

Quick sketch with watercolours and gouache in class and a longer study using acrylics, I am going to try some acrylic gloss with this to see if it enhances the feeling of the water.

Baroque Adornments

This week we looked at body adornments and jewellery,  working from the art work of artist Azza al qubaisi .

I started with a piece of jewellery and ended up with a piece of baroque design not sure its a finished piece, but it was fun and interesting to do.

I learnt something too if you are using water colours and charcoal don’t use any fixative until you have finished.

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A shout for Will Kemp

Ever since I started this painting lark, I have been looking for sites on the internet that give good advice, I have found many sites but  Will Kemp art school is just brilliant great writing humour and so much info you cannot fail getting started on the right foot.

So if like me you are just starting out get over to Will Kemp Art school

A big thanks to Will for providing this resource.

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More Colour

This week at art-class we have been working on our Brian Cook type pictures l have been simplifying the lines in my image to give a feeling of flow to the landscape. Late in the day I decided on white lines between the elements in the picture, I started by using masking fluid the lines were not very clean, perhaps my inability to paint with it,but I did find a little water helped. ended up using white gouache got some nice lines with my rigger brush.

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Colour

This week at art class we looked at colour and the work of Brian Cook.

spent some time discussing how he uses colour and mixing a colour palette  from one of his pictures, using red, blue, yellow, black and white gouache yet another media I had not used before, it sits mid way between water colour and acrylic.

we are now starting to think about working up our own pictures.