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Old 09-09-2018, 05:20 AM
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Dreich day



I came across and experiment I did months ago with texture paste, just a very beginning of a painting.

So decided to work on it using inks and then a bit of coloured pencil. It's a view I know well and have painted in all weathers, times of day and tides so it left me free just to experiment from memories. I moved the rocky reef offshore to the right to make a better composition ....... well, if Constable can move churches in a view I can move rocks

The offcuts piece I showed was made from the sides I cropped from this.

I wanted to keep it to a very muted palette.

A rainy day with the waves coming over the harbour wall - what the Scots call dreich. A really descriptive word for that kind of day.

Dreich: A combination of dull, overcast, drizzly, cold, misty and miserable weather. At least 4 of the above adjectives must apply before the weather is truly dreich. and they did apply on the day I was remembering

Acrylic inks, a little coloured pencil on Khadi paper (which I don't like) with underlying texture paste. I think I mixed sand with the texture paste.

There are things I would like to change but with the texture paste it would mean getting the sandpaper out.

or crop? cut out some of the overworking? I think maybe not when I see them together.



what do you think?
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Old 09-09-2018, 03:39 PM
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Re: Dreich day

Amazing collection of media plus interesting technique makes this one rock in the dreary weather. I do like the first uncropped version best.
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Old 09-10-2018, 04:44 AM
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Re: Dreich day

yes I think I do Kay

I added more spray



leaving it alone now
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