Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Girl in sunlight.

An experimental piece on paper, mixed media. Girl in sunlight . Oil over a watercolour and acrylic. I added clear gesso over a watercolour and acrylic and then painted with oil paints using a palette knife. At times I often leave some of the initial watercolour show in the final piece, depending if the tone works. In this case the hat was the original watercolour. I added light effects with impasto.

Mixed media 7.5x5.5 ins on watercolour paper.

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Men in a canoe, mixed media.

In recent weeks I have been working on new oil paintings with some new ideas, but at the same time just for fun, experimenting with mixed media on older works that missed the cut. The painting below started out as a watercolour, which was okay, if I say do myself, but I just left it as a maybe. Recently I added some pastels I had laying about, then had a go with some acrylics with a palette knife. So it is truly mixed media, lol. Not sure I improved it much but l learned a bit about using mixed media. 7x10 ins mixed media on cotton rag paper.

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Woman reclining on a chair.

I like to experiment with various art mediums on occasion, as in, combine watercolours, pastels and acrylics. Recently I was looking at some watercolours I had painted a while back and thought what can I do to make them more vibrant, or just see where I go? This painting was a watercolour of a woman reclining on a chair. I added some texture using acrylic with a palette knife, still keeping much of the watercolour. Mixed media 8x11 ins on paper.

Thursday, 4 August 2016

A beach landscape in watercolour.

A beach scene, watercolour on cotton rag 140 lbs 9x12 ins. I tried to convey atmosphere and space with loose washes and no detail.