Sunday, September 13, 2015

Something new ..

Golden, the oil and acrylics company recently released a line of watercolours.
Curry's have them on sale ...

I bought a set of six "High Chroma" colours that is composed of what I call the New colours (Quinacridone Gold, Pyrrole Orange and other fanciful names) as opposed to the traditional colours (burnt umber, raw sienna.etc)

I started with new paper well actually it's not paper (as in made from pulp or cotton) but
crushed rock ..Terraskin, produced by a Canadian Company.

I abandoned the watercolour fairly quickly and reverted to a more traditional cold pressed paper.

More on the Terraskin later.

I quite like the new colours especially for Autumn leaves, I think there will be more coming along :-)

9" x 12" Beinfang Watercolour pad 140lb cold pressed
Golden QoR High Chroma watercolours

Oh and new brushes !

Escoda Prado sizes 16,10 and 8 (I love their sables and these synthetics are not to be sneezed at either. :-)

Yes everything is on sale at Curries !

Wellington Artists Juried Art Show ...

A while ago I attended a watercolour weekend by Nan Hogg, it covered working in the the style of A.J Casson.
I blogged about it here:

Since then I really jumped in at the deep end, I entered the painting in the Juried Art Show being held at the Wellington Artists Gallery in Fergus.

It was accepted !!

Out of 112 entries only 60 were chosen and one of them was mine :-)

This is the first time I have really shown my work in public, oh there are a few here on the blog and a few close friends have seen the 'real thing' but now ..

The opening reception and awards ceremony will take place on Oct. 3, from 2 to 4 pm.

The exhibition runs from Oct. 1 to 28. 


Sunday, September 6, 2015

One liner ...

My 'gallery day' was Friday during which I spent most of the afternoon out in the shade, reading and drawing.
This is an attempt at a 'one line sketch'; the intent is to keep the pen moving and not lifting it off the paper.

OK I cheated a few times :-)

Strathmore 300 'mixed media' sketchbook 5.5" x 8.5"
Noodlers AHAB flex pen
Noodlers Carbon Black ink

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Road Trip - Erin

I went on a road trip this morning all the way to Erin.
OK not a long way but far enough for some fresh scenery.

After checking out the (ahem) Bakery we settled down across the street to draw/paint the buildings of downtown.

I chose a rather freestyle pen and ink method (one line sketches) that I am tinkering with, thanks to Larry in Quebec City

Noodlers Carbon Black Ink in a Noodlers Ahab flex pen
Strathmore 300 mixed media sketchbook 8.5" x 5.5"


Patrick had taken on a rather large watercolour so I was done before him so I decided to work on a small watercolour, a fire hydrant ... thanks to Larry again!

It was to have ink added but I was told to leave it alone no ink.

W&N watercolour Field set W&N travel Brush set
Moleskine 5" x 8" watercolour sketchbook

All in all a great, relaxing morning