Tuesday, 26 September 2017

The Art Of Scootering - Dudmaston Hall, National Trust

Well, I found it much easier, on the journey and pocket, to use my scooter to go to Dudmaston Hall, National Trust, where I did a number of Plain Air painting workshops.

It was a good day weather wise and the participants thoroughly enjoyed the workshops. I talked about perspective, colouring mixing(especially greens) and how to organise and compose a painting when there is so much to see.

I am hoping there will be more such workshops in the coming year, so will keep you posted!

Bye for now

Sunday, 10 September 2017

The Art journey with my scooter

After many years from motorcycling, I returned recently to it with my new ( new to me but its old in terms of model/production! ). The reasons are many including, not surprisingly, the cost of fuel.

Getting access to some potential sketching and drawing locations is not easy with a car.

Like this location not far from home, I stopped on the spur of the moment. I carry a sketch book and pencils with me on the scooter all the time, just in case!

More posts on the way on the Art of scootering!! :)

Monday, 1 May 2017

New Class: Wednesday Art Group 10-12 pm Painting and Drawing

A new art class started now on Wednesdays 10-12 pm Painting and Drawing Three Spaces Available

Please contact me if you wish to join the class by using the Contact form on the left.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Severn Valley Railway

This is a commissioned painting in oil on canvas. To begin with I planned to do the painting with watercolours. After sketching it out and starting on it I came to the conclusion that watercolurs will not be the right medium. So I chose to use oils because they give the flexibility in developing the painting. Whereas watercolours i would have had to stick with the original layout.

Below are progress pics as I am working on the painting. It is still work in progress but its nearly done!

Friday, 31 March 2017

Residency at Dudmaston Hall, National Trust

It is with great pleasure to announce that I will be working with the National Trust team at Dudmaston Hall, Shropshire. I will be leading on En Plein Air Drawing and Painting workshops within the grounds of this fabulous property.

The workshops are aimed at the beginner and intermediate artist who would like to improve their drawing and painting skills, and especially working outside.

To book a place on the workshops please go to the Dudmaston Hall web pages, link below:

Book A Place At Dudmaston Hall

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Padstow Harbour Painting - the video

This is a trial video of the 'Padstow Harbour' painting. Feedback appreciated :)


Thursday, 22 December 2016

Part Two: How to use masking fluid

In the previous post I said I would share with you how I apply masking fluid:

I use swab cotton buds, not the make up ones, because they have a long wooden handle and the cotton at the end is much stronger. You can get these from different places like eBay and Amazon. If I want details to be masked, then I sharpen the wooden end with a knife to a point. The cotton end is good for masking large areas.

The pink masking fluid is easy to see, its usually sold in blue but this one was for Breast Cancer Awareness so I bought two.