Saturday, January 28, 2017

Pen and Wash .. Lessons from Peter Sheeler

I promised myself a down day painting and reading.
Well I did the painting bit, watching youtube video's by one of my favourite artists Peter Sheeler

and trying to emulate his simple style that I like so much ..

 Pen and Wash Barn
 Still working on using more pigment !

Pen and Wash Farmhouse
Unfortunately on this one I got a little impatient with my initial wash and with noodlers black ink you cannot do that .. so there are a couple of small runs, Oh well.

Overall I am quite happy with the results and happy with the day !

The first one was in my Stillman and Birn Beta sketchbook
For the second one I tore up a sheet of Saunders #200 Hot Press paper that I had bought to try, I like it :-)

Pen was a Pilot Mertopolitan
Ink Noodlers Black
W&N watercolours 
W&N travel brushes
Rosemary & Co travel 'sword' brush (First time I tried it)


Sunday, January 8, 2017

It's Never Too Late to Learn..

Yesterday I attended a watercolour workshop put on by The Urban Sketchers of KW:

and presented by Hasib, one of our members:

A day full of information and friendly banter, boy the time went fast!

I learned two major things ( and a great deal of smaller things!)

#1 Use more pigment !! (Professional paints by Windsor and Newton and Lukas)

#2 Loosed up by using bigger brushes !! (Escoda Synthetic and Kolinsky Sables)