Little Boy, Big Hat.

I spent a few happy hours at GS Artists today, at the opening of their next series of 9-to-90 community art events (in partnership with HARBWR Arts On Prescription). Of course, I had to have a scribble. There was a sweet little boy sitting opposite me, engrossed in his drawing. He had a big, brightContinue reading “Little Boy, Big Hat.”

Still Pear Shaped: 3

After disappointing results with the Inktense blocks*, I decided to switch to watercolour pencils. I’d done this monotype technique before and the results weren’t bad, so I thought I’d give it another go. I drew onto the screen mesh from an old portrait sketch, and then squeegeed Daler Rowney Screenprint Medium through it. The resultContinue reading “Still Pear Shaped: 3”

Then It Carried On Being Pear Shaped: 2

Following on from yesterday’s tale of defeat*, I had a think about what might have gone wrong and wondered if the Inktense marks on the silkscreen just didn’t get wet enough to release their vibrant pigments onto the paper. So I made the mesh nice and wet and drew onto it with the Inktense blocks.Continue reading “Then It Carried On Being Pear Shaped: 2”

Then It All Went Pear-Shaped: 1

I spent last Sunday up The Workers Gallery in Ynyshir, doing some experiments with silkscreen monotype techniques. I wanted to see if Derwent Inktense blocks would work, using them to draw from a small sketch directly onto the screen mesh. Once I finished sketching, I put a piece of paper under the screen and pouredContinue reading “Then It All Went Pear-Shaped: 1”

Time Lapse Film – Scribbling Pen Y Fan

Here’s a short time-lapse film of me drawing Pen Y Fan en plein air using Derwent Inktense watercolour blocks and a portable watercolour brush. The view is from the Mynydd Illtud standing stone. Raising Funds. My family is raising money for Phil, a younger relative of mine, to have life-changing surgery in Spain. Phil isContinue reading “Time Lapse Film – Scribbling Pen Y Fan”