Thursday, 22 October 2015

Grisaille painting technique

A big thank you to the very patient Jane Denman, who taught us this technique over the last two weeks. It does seem to make for a more life-like result.

It measures approx 10" by 12" and was painted with Atelier Interactive acrylics on Bockingford paper.

Monday, 5 October 2015

SAA World Record Art Challenge

Definitely the smallest picture I have ever painted. It measures 64 mm by 89 mm, and is to be submitted as part of the SAA's attempt at a world record - the most original art works to be displayed under one roof. The only catch is that they will all be this exact size.

Line and wash on Artist Trading Card.

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Pencil portraits

We practised drawing a portrait with just pencils and a putty rubber today. It made me realise how much I had come to rely on colour to do the work for me.

Not my best by a very long way, but a reasonable likeness hopefully.