Friday, 4 November 2011

'Art Materials Live'

Yesterday I caught the train to NEC, Birmingham, to take part in Art Materials Live. I was invited by Matt and Gill, from Cheddar Painting Holidays, where I will be running a course next May.
I arrived on the first day of the show and it was very busy! I didn't get there until 11am but I managed to do a couple of demonstration paintings. This one took up most of my time there and shows a view of Cheddar Gorge. The painting measure 15x22" (half Imperial) and the paper was Saunders Waterford Rough, 200lb.
I used my large mop brush for most of the painting, resorting to my rigger for just a few branches at the end. I used 5 colours in all: Cobalt blue, Light red, Alizarin crimson, Raw sienna and Permanent yellow light.

1 comment:

Barbra Joan said...

I hear what your saying, 'its the planning, and the leaving out.'
Well, this is another little gem. If I ever get to England I would take one of your workshops .. Landscape painting is not my 'thing' but that's only because I don't know how. You have certainly mastered it. BJ