Simple materials are best when sketching
Using old sketch books to play with images and find intriguing combinations /
Some of my quick sketches done on the run on my quick trip to Paris. Done in small pocket size notebook. Sketching for me helps in remembering a special place and a time #artmarxgallery#infreo#artworkshops#goldenartistcolors#silverbrushltd#watercolors#qorwatercolours#artistsoninstagram#margaretcoxallworkshops#bridgemanart#portcoogee
Watercolour on paper. The moon seems to hand suspended from the branches
Many glazes of QOR indigo and ultramarine watercolours to get depth in the dark
Acrylic paintings can be altered so easily by using a glaze.
What is a glaze? It can be used over an underpainted surface to either soften an area by using a more opaque paint or a transparent paint to enhance or change the temperature.
Using transparent acrylic glazes can transform a work from ho hum to wow. the trick is to know your transparent colours. Here I am using Nickel Azo Yellow from fluid paint from golden.
Make sure surface is try before glazing and use a soft brush such as Silverwhite
We can learn so much from studying Van Gogh’s works. the way he layers colours and uses brushmarks to add a sense of movement to the work. In this easy to follow video I show how to follow in his footsteps to paint your very own starry night
My latest work, memories of a night in Bali, soft light ,sculptures lit by moon