Tonight I going to the very friendly Otter Vale Art Society to give a demo on various sketching techniques.
I manage to fit three sketches into the time allowed.
Above is an​ oil​ sketch I quickly worked up. It’s of one of the Groins on Exmouth Beach. I always find their hard shapes jutting out of the landscape fascinating​. On primed board 20 x 20 cm.

Cracking On!

Below is a watercolour with a watercolour black pencil over the top working it into the wet washes.
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!
Here’s 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, as there would be no rubbing out!

To conclude

The two landscapes had to be produced from photographs, not being able to transport the real places there! However, I would always recommend painting/sketching ‘en plein air’. Just get outside with your sketchbooks friends!

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

Also check out my sketching tips post.

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