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The Orange Reflection

16 Jan

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There was a strange reflection that caught my eye recently while Husb and I were walking on the beach. The full moon was bright silvery white but its reflection on the calm high tide was orange. I used my little Khadi sketchbook, handmade paper with a very rough texture. I had pre-coloured it with an Indian ink wash and I drew onto it with Daler Rowney artists’ soft pastels. The very rough texture of the paper gives a strong speckled effect.

Gone Fishing

12 Sep

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Husb and I are keen walkers and we’re having a great late summer here at the moment, with a spectacular Supermoon and high tides. We went for a walk along the promenade at Mumbles, a little former fishing village at the Western tip of Swansea Bay. I stopped to sketch three of the many people fishing in the exceptionally high tide. I used two Faber Castell Pitt drawing pens, sizes S and B and some graphite pencils into my leather bound Steampunk sketchbook.

Supermoon Random

9 Sep

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We’ve had a fabulous supermoon the past couple of nights. I had prepared some Khadi handmade paper sketchbook pages with Indian ink wash some months ago. It had stippled heavily over some parts of the sheet. Inspired by the supermoon, I made just a few marks on it with a white oil bar to give the impression of moonlight over Swansea Bay. Sometimes it’s nice to do a piece of art at random, rather than draw something meticulously from life.

Husb and I went for a walk along the beach this evening. It was high tide, the moon was up and we had a workout on the free gym on the promenade. It’s a great place to live, we’re so lucky.

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