Graphite drawing on paper
I took the photo of this huge old felled tree in the New Forest last summer and filed it away for that rainy day sketch. Due to the typlical bank holiday weather I’ve spent the Easter weekend working on it .
The initial photo was much larger, I cropped it to include the more interesting area to draw.
In this painting – again cropped from Ocean 1 painting –
I’ve worked into the brush and knife marks with painted string, ink, gold leaf and paint.
I’m really pleased with the fine pen and ink marks worked into the brush lines
– they are very subtle yet look so lovely (they don’t show up in the photograph
as well as they do in the actual work so I’ve included a close up)
Acrylic & Ink on paper
Another image taken from a cropped section of Ocean 1.
After a base coat I used thin layers of paint pressed onto the paper with
tissue paper and masking tape, I then worked into some of the marks
with more paint – see close up image.
The photo doesn’t do this one justice as it gleams with light and texture.
Graphite on paper
I recently came across this drawing while having a good clear out.
I did it a few months ago from one of Carole Kirk’s photographs (with her permision, naturally!).
I used to do a lot of drawings, but since starting my course I seem to do very little, which is a
shame as it’s one of my favourite mediums.
Acrylic and ink on paper
Again, a macro focus painting from Ocean 1. Here I have worked into my
brush lines with golds to create texture.
Painted tissue paper was pressed into a base coat, peeled off it left a layer of texture
in the paint which then I worked into with ink. – see above cropped image.
Acrylic and PVA on paper, 48cm x 50cm
Using ‘Ocean 1’ painting as inspiration I am reproducing sections in macro focus. Here I have used texture with thick paint, card and PVA to build up layers of paint.