Thursday, 19 April 2012

A bit of slapdash !

Alloway Parish Church.
Watercolour in a Moleskin
Bridget Hunter 20012

I'm not sure what I think of Moleskin sketchbooks. I love the look of them but adding watercolour to a sketch can produce surprising results. There is of course the watercolour version but I'm not so keen on the format.
This was done very quickly as the weather was bitter and the paint was splashed on. But I like the effect of the finished wet paint on the slightly glossy paper.
Acrylic on Paper
Bridget Hunter 2011

Across the road from the Parish Church is Alloway Auld Kirk, which features in Rabbie Burns poem "Tam O'Shanter" and was the subject used for my postcard to Liz in Austra;ia.

Sunday, 15 April 2012

A sketch from France

A French Chateau
Bridget Hunter 2011

Had a rummage through an old pile of work done last year and came across this acrylic sketch which I'd hoped to use as a painting resource. I like the way the acrylic was very wet and the colours mixed on the heavy paper. I'm wondering if I could try that in a finished painting.

Sunday, 8 April 2012

A bit of life drawing

Attended a life drawing group recently and came away exhausted - all that concentration. Looking at the drawings now I realise the next step should be to work more tonally. Most of the other group members were working in charcoal and I learned a lot from watching them and seeing their finished results. It's great to talk to other people about a shared interest and watch their skills and techniques.