Just a quickie

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We came back to Idaho from Oregon today and made a couple of sketching stops. It was boiling hot, around 29degrees C or 90F and we were on a tight schedule so only had enough time for a quickie or two. This was drawn from a rest stop in the mountains on The Oregon Trail, at Burnt River – at one point we were over 4,000 feet up.

I scribbled this in oil bars onto a canvas sheet prepared with oil-based litho/relief ink squeegeed on at random and left to dry.

This artist residency has been supported by Wales Arts International and Arts Council Wales.

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Published by Rosie Scribblah

I'm an artist / printmaker / scribbler. I love drawing and all the geeky stuff associated with printmaking, working in a figurative style. I live in Wales with husband and demented cats. And my real name is Rose Davies :D

17 thoughts on “Just a quickie

    1. Oil bars are quite different to pastels. They’re made by Winsor and Newton and they are oil paint in stick form. They give you a lovely flowing line to draw with, so you don’t have to use brushes to do apainting.

  1. How delightful! You’re getting inspired by strong bright American colors! Watch out you don’t end up with a palette like mine! Not that there’s anything wrong with that, of course…

    1. Should do, as long as what you’re drawing on doesn’t get wet and soggy. I’ve prepared canvas sheets, the ones you can buy in pads, with a couple of coats of gesso then a layer of oil pigment.

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