Sketching Week 4 Term 1.Books Angles and Lemons

Suddenly it’s week 4 and we’re certainly making excellent progress as we move through our 10 week program. For New Sketchers it’s the watercolour week. Much of the learning using w’colour pencils will now be continued as we learn the …

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Sketching Over Acrylic

I’m actually beginning to think about my exhibition at Bather’s Pavilion next year. No pressure at all. I’m even thinking about where my painting is going. Definitely down the sketching pathway methinks. Those above are ones where I’ve started with …

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Acrylic with a touch of line

I liked the way the sea is a deeper colour, and waves come crashing over the rock ledge and over into the shallower rock shelf. I do love these rock water combos, and because it’s where I walk every day, …

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French Window, Line & Acrylic

Something purely decorative. Just for the pure pleasure of putting bright colour and black line into a fun painting. I never tire of dreaming as I look beyond any French Window to any lovely vista before me. May we always …

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Acrylic & Line Beach Painting

This is another in my 12 inch square acrylic and line beach paintings. The series are all based on location sketches, and which looked as though they’d translate to a larger size than the original A5. I really like this …

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Acrylic Line & Wax Crayon on Canvas

Something new. Just to show that when we are between Sketch Class terms, that things are buzzing in the Studio. I now feel that the new line sketch technique is working well and this one is very pleasing. I have …

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Small Canvas Acrylic & Line Paintings

New work. Small square canvases. Simple compositions. Clear colour. Must be Spring! These first 3 are all based on location sketches which I felt would work as fresh colour with line sketch detail paintings. Getting a good response from those …

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Sketch then Taste. Cake Sketching

I’m doing a bit more food & wine sketching these days. On this particular day I sat in the sun at a beachside cafe and ordered 2 friands. Love them. Nice size. Not too sweet. Oh and a fab coffee. …

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It’s Up and Hanging

Well it’s done. The paintings are hung. The exhibition is ready. At The Bather’s Pavilion Balmoral Beach. So glad the Opening isn’t till Tuesday night. Time to tweek anything that needs it. I will even arrive refreshed and ready to …

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My Feature Sketch

I may well be able to get back to the Studio. Weddings, moving house, a little eye surgery and intermittent  internet, certainly creates a hiccup when one has a major exhibition on the horizon. I did get the line sketch …

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