Monday, 21 March 2016

Painting in Monotone

This little monotone study demo' is also from my course. It's a good exercise to paint something using only one colour. I use Ivory Black for these little studies. It's not part of my regular colour palette but is ideal for tonal sketches.

Thursday, 17 March 2016

'Black & White Moggy'

Got back from a painting course at Art Holidays in Dorset, on Monday. This was painted as one of my evening demonstration paintings... next door's black and white moggy.
After sketching the outline with a 5B pencil onto 200lb Bockingford paper, I soaked the paper and then mixed colours on the page to create a soft, atmospheric foundation wash, lifting out some areas with a damp brush. Once it was dry, I began to build up the washes on dry paper. All in all, the painting took about an hour, from start to finish.