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Thursday, 31 January 2013


I thought I would show you how I sketch 'en plein air' quickly.  This is the Wayferers Arcade in Southport, a Victorian building with a glass roof, and it was a nightmare looking at the roof so I left it out. Yep, if there is an easy way to do something I will find it.  I sketched first using a stabilo water soluble pen and then with a brush pen containing water, I softened the darker areas.

The same here, using a brown stabilo (two sized nibs). It was a lovely apron shop in Pienza in Tuscany painted at the end of the day. I was on a course with my favourite artist Hazel Soan, yep I'm a groupie!
I am appealing for help on behalf of a friend of mine who excitingly has had work accepted for a really good gallery, and will need prints.  She is fairly new to art and selling her work.  I wondered if anyone reading this in the UK can give her any addresses where she can make enquiries.  She really needs something nice to happen to her at this time.  You can leave information in my comments and I will pass them on to her. Check out her lovely quirky town paintings on http://nuggletonbythesea.blogspot.co.uk