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Crazy Woman In A Sandstorm

3 Apr

03 sandstorm

So who was the mad woman on the freezing cold beach in a gale force wind this evening, drawing in a sandstorm? This crazy woman here, that’s who. Honestly, the things I do for my art. It was blowing so hard that my piece of card, around A3 size, was waving about like Rolf Harris’ Wobble Board. That dates me doesn’t it?  I’ve been working my way through pieces of card I’d been experimenting with. They hadn’t worked out so I’m reusing them.This had a lemon yellow oil pigment ground and I worked over it this evening with Winsor & Newton oilbars.

I scribbled frantically in the gale for about 8 minutes, not easy and I certainly wasn’t happy with what I was drawing. Then the wind blew the board clean out of my hands and face down onto the sand, just like buttered toast. It started looking better. I got it home and, using a cotton bud (Q-Tip), scribbled into the sand on top of the wet pigment. I quite like it now. I think the sand looks very realistic 😉

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