Wednesday, 26 September 2012
Monday, 24 September 2012
I need to get a decent fixative for pastel and charcoal work, I think that is the main reason why I don't use those very much. My favourites remain coloured pencil and watercolour with ink skidding into third place.
Friday, 21 September 2012
I sketched and painted some geckos that come to visit every evening. They wait for unsuspecting insects that are drawn by the light, then they quickly gobble them up. I love their little spread out toes that seem to stick to the wall and ceiling like suckers. Geckos can't blink or close their eyes, they use their very long tongues to clean and moisten their eyes.
|watercolour and coloured pencil|
Wednesday, 19 September 2012
Saturday, 15 September 2012
I love old peeling paint, it gives buildings and objects their own life story, the more layers the better.
This old church door was especially interesting as it was just open very slightly, enough to peek in an admire the restorations that are going on inside.
This painting has been in and out of the bin twice and a less colourful one started, but in the end it's all about what I saw and felt and not what it actually looks like. I will try and remember that the next time!