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Thursday, June 20, 2019

Seagull howering


Practising drawing.
A5 drawing paper,
2B, 6B H Derwent Graphic pencils and Derwent Stump

Monday, May 27, 2019

Sketching around

My lovely peacock flower from Madeira, its proper name is Strelitzia.
I had a fantastic nine days there earlier this month. around

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Fish Rocks - previous link

This is the second order from previous customer.
They are the proud owners of the popular restaurant

I am working on "steinbítur" or Atlantic Wolffish
My method just for an interest:
1.  Go to the sea shore to gather rocks not to small and not too big!  Might take some time.
2.  Take home and was thoroughly, let dry, go over them with a sandpaper.
3.  Paint with Gesso, when dry, another coat with white acrylic paint.
4.  Draw up the shape of fish. 
5.  Start painting.
I always start with acrylic with three coats at least, there is a lot of mixing for each tone or color.  This time I am finishing with a Gouache which is quite enjoyable to handle because it does not dry as fast.

Walking in the Rain

I thought I might try my acrylics as it has been quite a time since I used them last.  What I will try to get out of the painting is a soft smudgy colors or rather more like abstract or expressionism.  This is only feeling my way and covering the board.  More later.....

I decided to switch over to oil as it is more comfortable to handle.  More later.....

Saturday, March 16, 2019


Sketched on a Stillman & Birn, Epsilon Series Premium Sketchbook 150gsm smooth for mixed media, smooth surface with a Derwent Sketching 4B.  This is a initial start in preparation for a 24x30cm oil on stretched canvas for a new client.