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Old 08-16-2019, 04:13 AM
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acrylic inks (coloured), Artbars and a touch of watercolour, plein air in an A3 watercolour pad.

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Sketching in the gorgeous gardens of the farm with a couple of friends - a lovely afternoon of art and chat. I took materials that wouldn't let me get 'tight' as recent work was heading that way and I wanted it to stay really loose.
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Re: The garden

A wonderful loose approach full of colour, light and energy...what a great way to spend an afternoon with friends. Very nice.

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Re: The garden

Lovely work Vivien. I am working in acrylic inks at the moment, using soft pastels and white acrylic ink to quieten down how very bright the inks are. What kind of art bars are you using?
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Re: The garden

I always enjoy your mixed media work as it is so full of life. Gary
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Re: The garden

this is so well done, it's difficult to paint "superbusy" and keep the wilderness, keep the organic patterns in a burst of life looking real.
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Old 08-16-2019, 12:33 PM
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Re: The garden

thank you all

They are Derwent Artbars (like Caran d'Ache Neocolour II but lots of subtle colours) - I was one of a team of artists asked to test the product as they developed it a few years ago, which was fascinating and they gave me them plus a lot of other products of theirs - ones I love are the XL graphite bars and tinted charcoal bars, which you add water to if you want.

I also like working in watercolour and/or ink (or coffee) with pastel on sanded paper - they mix so well.
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Re: The garden

Nice use of the Derwents Vivien: I think you may be a mixed media freak as I am. So much fun.
This is wild and free.....loose and spontaneous.
Nitram has a new liquid charcoal out.
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Old 08-17-2019, 02:26 AM
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Re: The garden

thank you

yes I love mixing media for the variety of marks you can then make

The liquid charcoal is VERY expensive here which has put me off so far ..... but I'm tempted! One friend tried it and wasn't impressed which put me off a bit - but then I don't work like her so I might like it .... decisions!!!
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Nice fresh sketch.
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