Saturday, 18 January 2020

Sketchbook Challenge. Day 12

The theme was 12. A recent family birthday was on the 12th January & there are still 12 candles left on the cake. Pen drawing with water soluble crayons - my go-to medium.

Sketchbook Challenge. Day 11

Signs & Symbols. I've been doing a bit of research into ancient British rock art for another project. There is no way of knowing what the marks meant but surely they must have been important signs &/or symbols for the tribes who created them.

I experimented with resists using gesso, oil pastel & candle wax which were then washed over with quink ink.

Sketchbook Challenge. Day 10

Today's theme was the colour yellow. I immediately thought of the newly bought lemons in the fruit bowl, but then noticed this little zipped bag in a more orange yellow so added that too.

Sketchbook Challenge. Day 9

Musical instruments! I was in bed with a nasty cold & this ukulele was on the other side of the room so it was an easy choice. Pencil drawing first, left there as inked over the top.

Sketchbook Challenge. Day 8

A few of my favourite things - small pieces of pottery collected here & there, painted with Art Van Go waterbased dyes. Some wet in wet & spattering.

Friday, 17 January 2020

Sketchbook Challenge. Day 7 Money

A page from 'The Metal Mirror' a book of photos of old coins by Stephen Sack inspired this artwork. A printed horseman on top of a sponged & spattered background.