Sunday, August 30, 2009

White horse walk - new drawing






Here is a new version of Antiquarian Walk. In this one I have used graphite for the drawing then watercolour wash. The result is somewhat photographic, somewhat sepia-toned and appropriately nostalgic in feel.

mixed media on paper 20cms x 13cms 2009

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Antiquarian art cards.



Before everything went clunk, along with the clunkers and the cash for the clunkers, which clunks today, I sold a few art cards from my Etsy shop. The lower two you can see here are ink and watercolour on washi. They are tiny, just 3.5 x 2.5 inches. The nib of an ink pen can tear every thick washi, so I needed to work quickly. The watercolour soaks right in, no chance of reworking, but the results, if gotten right, are very good.

The top one, a wax resist chalk horse drawing,  is simple, but these drawings are much harder to produce, there are many failure versions for every successful one. Still, it is a medium I very much like using.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Rollright Stones in wax and ink

Here is another wax resist image, this time washed with calligraphy ink. I used a candle for the drawing, not a bad method so long as the weather is cold and candle stays hard. Do not try this in the heat of summer! 28cms x 20cms 2006