Ceramics (Raku)

Ceramics (Raku)
"Moonlight Dance of the Crows"

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Art Demonstration - Cumbrian Landscape in Mixed Media with Dramatic Sky - Henfield Art Club

The reference picture was taken by my son Alex in infra red and is a stunning photo.

This was my interpretation using oil pastel resisit with very strong indigo watercolour over feeding in purple lake.

The dry stone wall was layers of acrylic scraped through to reveal highlights with a palette knife.

The foreground was layers of oil pastel, blended over and texture scraped in.

Art Demonstration in Mixed Media - Selsey Arts Dream

O.K. so I'm hooked on the triptych format!

This was fun working in a loose way "drawing" in the highlights with oil pastel first with much layering and blending for the bright green field section to be scraped through later.

Then slosh really deep toned indigo watercolur over feeding in purple lake toward the bottom.

Some acrylic work over the main tree.

Busy Season for Art Society Demonstrations - Lancing Art Club - Coastal Cliff Scene in Acrylics

I chose the triptych format having tried one before at Adur Art Club. To be brutally honest, that was because I had run out of big enough sheets of watercolour paper! I like the audience to be able to see what I'm doing from the back of the room as I've been to many demo's where the person out the front is fiddling about with something but you havn't got a chance of seeing it yourself.

So the subject was "Barras Nose" just round the coast from Tintagel and I used my own photos for reference. A tonal block study with gradual illumination over and employing the palette knife both to lay paint on and scratch it back for texture.

Back to the same coast on holiday this year! Yay!