I made a bit of a fist of expressionist acrylic painting….

Hey, again, sorry for not posting for a week or so but I’ve been running around like crazy working and working on my art…But I thought I’d pop up my current attempt at acrylic painting…I actually quite like it…

I like the way I’ve used colours that wouldn’t normally go together to produce a coherent fist…my first.

My first ink wash…

So I’ve just come back from this week’s art lesson where I’ve been learning about the ink wash technique which looks fantastic and I really need to research it more…but here you go, here’s my first attempt:

Here you go; I went a bit hard on the contour lines but I think this technique looks fab.

Drawing the Mona Lisa

Hey, so it’s been another day stuck in bed after my operation so I’d been thinking again of where I’ve been. To get to my brother’s wedding, I once caught the train from Southampton in England to Barcelona in Spain and stopped in Paris on the way. Whilst in Paris, as everyone should, I stopped in the Louvre to see the Mona Lisa of course and she….A bit daring I know since she’s a Da Vinci masterpiece….was the subject of today’s sketch and I’m sorry I haven’t got up to use my scanner and have just taken a photo…but here it is:

She needs work, but I’m reasonably happy with her so far.

Shading complex colours

Hey, so it’s New Year’s day and I thought I’d start as I meant to go on with a bit of a practice at shading. For this I decided to start with some basic shapes and then try some more complex body forms like an arm. So here is my notes for this morning. They might be useful for someone looking at shaded areas, mid-tones and light. I drew this in pencil simply because I couldn’t find my pen but it’s all cool.