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Old 09-09-2018, 06:22 AM
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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, 09:57 AM
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Re: dreich day experiment

the boats don't go out in this! except the lifeboat if needed

I find moody bad weather much more interesting to paint than blue skies
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Re: dreich day experiment



added spray and sorted the waves that were too regular near the harbour wall
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Re: dreich day experiment

I really like the mood, I would be so tempted to include some kind of boat or buoy, but it probably doesn’t even need it. Fascinating description for a day, I will keep it in mind when next such a day comes my way.
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Lovely evocative work. Lots of people complain about English weather but I love it! I wouldn't swap it for any other climate.
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I think 'bad'weather can be so much more interesting to paint - go for it Delo! and yes Claudia I love the changes in light and mood we have.
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Moody and textural...very nice!!
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