“Sketching Makes Me Glad I’m Alive”

One of my sketchers sent me this article, by Andrew Marr, a life-long sketcher, who is exhibiting in London, and responds to the deafening disapproval by ‘Real Artists’ that we sketchers would dare to call what we do Art. Fascinating. “Art snobs …

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Purple Jacarandas and Green Trees

THURSDAY OCTOBER 31 ’13 Hello’ it’s Christy here. Erin would be joining us a little later this morning, and so to get started I met with the sketchers at the studio before heading to the first sketching point, the Jacaranda …

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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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New Painting. Cake & Coffee

I’ve had a large canvas hanging on the wall in the Studio, gessoed and ready for painting – for ages. Today the stars were aligned and I mixed up new paint in the acrylic pallette and started a painting. It’s …

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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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A little bit of Venice

I didn’t know I was going to do the painting Venice next. It was the small reference sketch on my pinboard which caught my eye as I was thinking about the next painting. My head must still be in Italy, …

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Beach Painting in a new Style

It’s fine and dandy to think you can paint like the Masters. I keep looking at the Vlaminck and then at the ErinHill and there is an ocean of difference. His has nice slabs of changing colour and he doesn’t …

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Next Experimental Painting

I have a Vlaminck page in a sketchbook of drawings and reference I’d collected, and decided to have a crack at this style. His is of trees and a house, but no matter, mine is based on some photos I …

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Acrylic Painting – 3rd Stage

This is when you can start actual painting. If you are happy with the previous layers and glazing, you now mix the colours you’ll be using, with some Gel Medium (gives lustre ) and Open Medium ( holds off drying …

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