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Tonight I going to the very friendly Otter Vale Art Society or OVAS to give a demo on various sketching techniques.
I manage to fit three sketches into the time allowed. These included a small, landscape in oils, a portrait in pen and a watercolour landscape.
An oil sketch I quickly worked up. It’s of one of the Groyns on Exmouth Beach. I always find their hard shapes jutting out of the landscape fascinating. On primed Canvas Board, 20 x 20 cm.
The oil was painted on canvas board, using Winsor & Newton, Artists’ oil paints, with a flat oil brush, no.4.
Boscastle Harbour is painted in a Daler Rowney, Langton 14 x 10”, ‘Not’ watercolour pad. Using Winsor & Newton, watercolour paint, with a Pro Art no.20. Which is an expensive brush, but has lasted me over 20 years.
The last pen sketch is in an unknown drawing pad that I was given, the pen though is a Uni:Pin fineliner.
Below is an A4 watercolour, with watercolour black pencil over the top. Working the pencil into the washes, while they are still wet.
As I rushed putting down the watercolour washes, unfortunately, the sky and green headland bled together. However, with the outline of the black pencil hopefully, your eye works out what’s what!
Lastly, I tried a portrait sketch of one of the audience. I asked the audience whether I should use a pencil or pen. I was asked to use a pen as that was harder – no rubbing out! Again A4 in size.
I hope everyone enjoyed the demo’s – tomorrow some of the members and I are meeting in Topsham for a sketching workshop. You can read how that went here: ‘Sketching Workshop‘
Lastly here’s a link for this friendly art society if you are in the Ottery St Mary area: ‘Otter Vale Art Society‘
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