The weather was amazing. So good I had to keep misting my acrylics on top of having a stay wet palette. We tucked down on the cliffs down the technically closed stairway and didn’t have to many people going on by. There were loads of rock poolers down on the beach. The view I was […]
We went to the same spot again, but it was so windy we had to go down to the beach. We found a sheltered spot and decided what we wanted to paint from that area. There weren’t as many people around, but we still spent a good amount of chatting to people. We learned that […]
A work in progress. Practicing my waves from the comfort of my studio. I was very good and planned it out before hand, and then accidentally got purple on my brush and that is why the under painting is purple. Mapping out the lighter tones. Getting the colour in. A snapshot of my palette. It’s […]
Guess where I’ve been on a Sunday? It was two weeks ago but I’ve been revising for an exam so painting sadly had to take a back seat. We perched on the cliff tops as we were both tired and couldn’t face the thought of hauling all our stuff up the cliff path. We pitched […]
I am determined to plan my paintings out more. No more trying to fix mistakes that I should have thought about earlier. It’s a work in progress, but it means I am carting a sketchbooks around with me. Currently top of the pile is this little Daler Rowney Ivory sketchbook with very thin paper. It […]
I’ve had a couple of snow days…. and spent them being sick. So now I’m using my time figuring out how to make the right kind of greys (that I didn’t need last Sunday….) A long time ago in CassArt, when you had to go down to London because they didn’t ship, I bought myself […]
I buddied up with Sue and went painting to the coast. It was a glorious day. Sunshine! Blue skies and seas and such a clear day the horizon line was such a bright blue instead of a haze. I started two paintings, but both weren’t finished as the light changed so much,with the sun going […]
Guess who has been to the Blackhall rocks again. This time I took a friend. It was nice to have a break to go over and see what she was up to, and it was a good reminder to drink tea. The palette I used is pictured below, but I am thinking of adding a […]
This was an old view from work. I smuggled my phone in just to take the photo. Done in pencil. Probably a good exercise for me as there was no colour so i got my tonal values. Boom boom.
Even though this isn’t a brilliant painting, it’s one of my favourites. It’s one were I finally started learning the value of values. 😉 I quickly painted this before scurrying back to the hall as the rain came, and then spent a rainy afternoon fixing the bright colours I’d put in on the hill.