Sunday, November 29, 2015

Mixed media

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Still messing with mixed media, this time just watercolour and acrylic. I was very taken with the reflections in the photo I had and hopefully I have achieved them.I wanted a very hazy, distant look for the background, so I used watercolour with a lot of water, the foreground is acrylic as I wanted stronger colours and I never seem to attain this with watercolour.

Friday, November 6, 2015

More mixed media

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“Kenmare” Mixed media”

One of many pictures I took a couple of years ago while staying in Kenmare. I used watercolour for the first wash, then outlined with a black pen. I added pastel on top of the watercolour in places to add more texture, finally I had to use acrylic for the couple crossing the road as these were an afterthought.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Mixed Media

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“Urban Cowboys”

I started this picture months ago with acrylic,and for a long time it was going nowhere, then I decided to use ink to outline the cowboys and  pastel to fill in the foreground, which made it easier to get the effect of rough ground.

I used as reference pictures I found on the internet, the idea being that with so many unfinished housing estates in the country they would become playgrounds for young people and inevitably become more desolate as time went by.