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Old 05-07-2017, 01:33 PM
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may/june sketches 2017

Testing a Strathmore sketchbook 9x12 ins. A friend has been using one for sketching plein air in pastel and I thought I would try one out. I already knew the paper was very lightweight, which i don't like. I like heavy paper like Stillman and Birn. I do like the tan colour and the tooth though.

So experiments to see what I can manage to use with it .................




This was using pastel wet and dry - creating washes with the pastel + water and drawing into wet washes, as well as simply using pastel dry on dry paper. The paper does buckle as expected but it is rather nice. A steam iron on the back would probably fix it - another test to do



straightforward dry pastels, nice toothy surface, not sure how many layers it will allow .... any information from those who use it would be appreciated



anything and everything tried out to see what I can get away with




Working from a plein air sketch in a sketchbook, with watercolour, inidian ink, white acrylic ink.black conte pencil and pastel. Again it buckled with water but probably would flatten if steam ironed?



and one shown previously but now worked on further - coloured pencil, ink, little water soluble graphite and aubergine Derwent tinted charcoal

I do like the colour and the tooth but do wish it was twice the weight. So please Strathmore make a better quality book or S&B please make a book with tinted paper?
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Re: may/june sketches 2017

The second piece, if larger, could be a piece of modern art
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Re: may/june sketches 2017

yes I really loved those colour combinations
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Looks like you're road testing it well!
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Absolutely fabulous work! xx
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thank you

so yesterday I went to a still life workshop with a group I belong to. It's not my usual subject, especially formal set ups. The following are fast pieces, in oil paint in an A3 sketch pad of canvas paper for oils/acrylics.



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Love that second one in particular. The strokes and colours on the apple, and the reflections on the silver carafe
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a very quick sketch of a bluebell using that Woody watersoluble pencil
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fragments of a work in progress - oil on a 2x3 foot canvas for the whole. It has a little way to go yet, it has to dry before I can do more to it (luckily using Griffin Alkyds so that's tomorrow )

It's from a watercolour plein air done on the moor in Cornwall with approaching rain from the Atlantic

Wanting to get the late summer/early autumn colours and mood
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Re: may/june sketches 2017

I always love your experiments Vivien. And that silver pot is gorgeous!
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Great pieces...I particularly like the one of the teapot. Wonderful light and reflections!
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Thank you



fragment of another one, work in progress, a way to go
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Ooh so moody
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Vivien, your work is always so interesting and beautiful, whatever the medium.
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