|Narita airport and Auckland bar dinner|
Tuesday, 4 April 2017
Thursday, 30 March 2017
|View from Tokyu Plaza Ginza|
Thursday, 28 January 2016
In the last few months, I've been learning to sew. I love it! Creating something three dimensional and usable out of flat material is very exciting. I'll continue to make things.
But, the purpose of my learning was to learn free sewing and finally, this week was the moment - on a background of watercolour, a vase of flowers sketched last week.
The freedom of free stitching is exhilarating, there is control but the line takes precedent, it just goes on on a walk, comes back to and fro and goes over the previous path.
It is something i normally do with a pen, or pencil, but in the beauty of the sewn line is that it is constant, but wobbly. The thread was multicolour so i was not able to control the colour of line that much and it produced contrasts with the painted surface that were unexpected but enjoyable.
Thursday, 21 January 2016
Less translucent and therefore less layers, less subtlety possible.
Grainy and some interesting unexpected effects.
Some colour mixing (off paper) but opacity does not allow clean mixing.
Good earthy colours to use straight off palette.
Multiple layering retains freshness
Little graininess on most colours
Good reaction with w/c pencils
I did not mixed the colours ad limited supply of paint (sample palette of 238 colours).
Multiple layers retain freshness
Vibrant colours (not light fast so not archival) very punchy!
More chaotic mixing on paper only - but fun.
Mixing before painting possible.
Less layers possible - as freshness and vibrancy would disappear.
Wednesday, 23 December 2015
To me it has been a great positive highlight to 2015 and one that I am looking forward to continue in 2016.
Personally, I feel fired up recording what happens around me and sharing it with others.
Wishing you all a great 2016!
Monday, 12 October 2015
This is an old burial place where Saxon Kings are buried near criminals of possible a later age, called Sutton Hoo (which means Southern Dwelling High) and which was ordered to be excavated by Mrs Pretty who had heard spirit voices near the mounds. Some of the tombs (ship burials) where already ransacked but one of the larger ones was intact (except the body was not there only buckles and other goods left).
Liquid watercolour sketch.
Sutton Hoo significa Domicilio Al Sur Alto. Este es un cementerio Anglo Saxon con tumbas barco que se encuentran al lado de otras tumbas de criminales más recientes pero también antiguas.
Algunas e las tmbas barco habían sido ya robadas cuando se excavaron en los años 30. Pero otra, principal, estaba intacta. Era una sepultura dentro de un barco y se encontraron la hebilla de un cinturón, casco, escudo y otros bienes pero el cuerpo no estaba ya allí.
Dibujo con acuarela liquida.
Friday, 18 September 2015
He tenido un verano fructífero ensenando dos talleres de dibujo urbano en Oxford y Segovia. Recompensa ver como los participantes ganan confianza y aprenden a relajarse usando acuarelas y dibujando.
En el viaje de ida y vuelta de España, empece y seguí dibujando y recopile casi todos los lugares en los que paramos, de Angouleme a Sos del Rey Católico, de Zaragoza a Colluire, Carcassone a Millau y mas. Aquí muestro solo algunos de los dibujos del principio pero ya ire subiendo mas.
|Angouleme cathedral rear|
|Angouleme cathedral front|
|Sos del Rey Catolico|