What’s on my drawing board, May 10 2019?
New work – This weeks drawing board has a few projects about to start.
I’m planning to create a series of laser cut wood blocks that I can make multiple prints from. I’m basing my designs on a series of original watercolours I painted last year As I’ve said before I’m not done with my series of Jacobean patterns, the strong floral designs are ideal for creating lino or wood print blocks that I … Read More
I’m planning to create a series of acrylic paintings on wood panels. I normally paint on canvas, but have been recently painting watercolours onto prepared wood frame panels and really enjoyed it, and thought I would now use acrylics. I’m not done with my series of Jacobean patterns, I really like to explore a theme thoroughly, and constantly seem to … Read More
Saving test prints in a Japanese bound book I’ve recently been pulling a lot of test lino prints. Whilst OK, they are not good enough quality to sell or even give away, but still too pretty to chuck in the bin! So I decided to make small books from them. Making a book I collected all of my prints and … Read More
Variations on watercolour This weeks drawing board has some watercolour paintings in different formats. Top row drawing board: Notebooks – Colour swatches from latest swivel pan watercolour set. Quick daisy sketch, tall tree study, focusing on tree bark, quick rhododendron sketch – prep work for picture in next row. Middle row: Rhododendron watercolour painting, 8″ x 8″ wooden panel with … Read More
Taking a painting from an initial idea to finished piece I recently resolved to make a quick sketch of any idea I had for a painting. I normally just write a quick note down in my daily sketchbook, but the other day I was flicking back through some ideas for pictures, and really couldn’t remember quite what I had wanted … Read More