Christmas Common Sketches – leading to larger painting

Christmas Common Sketches – leading to larger painting

Posted by on Aug 8, 2014 in Technique, Work in progress | 2 Comments

I have been playing about with some small sketches in pencil and in gouache and pencil.

You be the judge! – first sitting

You be the judge! – first sitting

Posted by on Aug 7, 2012 in Technique, Work in progress | 2 Comments

Last week at our portrait group we were lucky enough to have The Rt Hon Judge Chris Tyrer come and sit for us in full regalia!

‘Field of Linseed’ – Step-by-Step  DAY 3

‘Field of Linseed’ – Step-by-Step DAY 3

Posted by on Jan 20, 2012 in Technique | 5 Comments

I left the painting to dry overnight and then today, very carefully with my finger, I removed all the masking fluid.

‘Field of Linseed’ – Step-by-Step  DAY 2

‘Field of Linseed’ – Step-by-Step DAY 2

Posted by on Jan 19, 2012 in Technique | One Comment

DAY TWO Р19th Jan 2012 Having let the whole painting dry overnight I applied a little more spatter to the linseed in the foreground as I felt it needed to be more dense РI can always take out but it is a little more difficult to put back!

Field of Linseed – Step-by-Step  DAY 1

Field of Linseed – Step-by-Step DAY 1

Posted by on Jan 18, 2012 in Technique | One Comment

I am working on a new watercolour painting of a ‘Field of Linseed’ seen near Emmington last summer and making step-by-step notes as it happens.

Borage at Bledlow – How-to guide

Borage at Bledlow – How-to guide

Posted by on Sep 4, 2011 in Technique | 3 Comments

I have often been asked about the textures and effects I use in my watercolour paintings, so I have made this how to guide to illustrate the use of  Art Masking Fluid or Drawing Gum in multi-layers in a landscape painting.

Portrait Of Ruby – How-to guide

Portrait Of Ruby – How-to guide

Posted by on Sep 4, 2011 in Technique | No Comments

Painting a portrait in three hours using quick-drying Acrylic creates its own problems. Here’s how I tackled it! PORTRAIT – ‘Ruby’ – Step by Step I prepared a 37 x 53 cm board with several coats of household matt emulsion. 1. First lay-in of colour, tones, shadow areas and establishing the composition on the board. […]