and its almost there. I'm recording these stages on my iphone as the work is too big to fit on the scanner at around 600 x 440mm, so will have to scan in two sections and join in Photoshop once done.
shows my working process from the left across the structure completing each section stage by stage. This method works for me as you only need to keep wet a small part of the work at any one time, gradually adding colour and tone. I'm struggling to find time to spend on this but will post next stage soon!
if anyone is in the area on Saturday 9th July come and join us for a spot of sketching the beautiful City of Salisbury - click here for link. Here's a quick sketch showing the cathedral nave from the west end. Watercolour over water-soluble ink on A5 cartridge.
and if you know where this is message me! Watercolour over pencil on 140Ib arches
at Southampton Art Society and here's me in full flow with finished piece done in around an hour and a half and sold on completion!
showing Southampton's Civic Centre from Watt's Park. Watercolour over pencil on cartridge paper in A4 sketchbook.
across the South Downs looking west from Ditchling Road. After attending The Village of Type event at Ditchling Museum over the weekend we spent an hour or so in the glorious sunshine. Watercolour on cartridge paper in A4 sketchbook.
and in contrast to recent postings here is the latest London building: the Institute of Cancer Research in Fulham Road. Its a measured orthographic elevation drawn from photographs taken on-site. It was a matter of working in reverse by identifying vanishing parallels and vanishing points and projecting onto a picture plane. This is when counting brick courses can be most helpful.
done for a silent auction to be held at the St Barbe Museum and Gallery Lymington in September. Twenty 20 Art is a fundraising initiative started in 2013 to raise money for Oakhaven Hospice and I'm pleased to be able to support this cause. All artworks are 20 x 20 cm and will be on display from 3rd to the 9th September so if you are in the area do take a look and place a bid!
and a watercolour showing the church of St. John the Baptist. I've been meaning to find this church for years mainly due to the fact that William Gilpin was the vicar from 1777 until 1804. Gilpin was an artist and writer and instrumental in founding the Picturesque movement. Done in A4 sketchbook on Arches NOT 90Ib paper in around one and a half hours on location and finished off in the studio.