I have been trying out some materials, Caran D’Ache Technalo water soluble graphite pencils and SAA soft pastels), for use in a 30 minute demonstration at the SAA ‘It’s all about Art’ event at The Business Design Centre, Islington, London .
When I was at Cocklespit beach last week I used these materials for sketching research that I will take for my demonstration. Hopefully it may encourage art show visitors to enjoy the freedom of working outdoors, directly from nature.
As an estimate this sketch took about 20-25 minutes.
I am going to take a look at the summer exhibition 21st July – 24th August at the Sculpt Gallery, Tiptree, Essex, uk. Visit http://www.sculptgallery.com/ for opening times.
Colour is a significant element in my acrylic and ink paintings but space and line is also just as important.
This is visual research for images and ideas for development in ink and as you can see, pages from my sketchbook. Two early mornings outings this week to St. Peters Chapel and Cockle spit beach with the intention of drawing seashore and coastal plants flowering and seeding. But other subjects also caught my eye and were too interesting to not draw if only as a sketch reminder to return another day for further study.
Using acrylic ink and indian ink in the development of new artwork. This one was made earlier in the year ready to exhibit in the Burnham Art Trail June 2013.
Indian ink and acrylic ink