I usually buy a pack of five full sheets of
w/colour paper, then stretch two full sheets and six half sheets, I then
spend a day doing pencils. These are the pencils for my next eight paintings:
1 - Untitled 12.5" x 19" A group of men having a chat in the sun. 2 - Reading 13" x 19" Two couples reading on a bench, a paperback, a kindle and two newspapers. 3 - Wardleys Creek 20" x 12" Lots of boats and jetties, it's quite near Skippool Creek where I've done numerous paintings. 4 - Portobello Road market. 13" x 20.5" A crowded market scene, ref taken from a small video from our recent London trip. 5 - Untitled. 13" x 16" A man reading his morning paper. 6 - Two girls. 9" x 12" Girls talking on the quayside wall. 7 - Swans. 19" x 28" A large painting of two swans, the challenge is not to make a chocolate box image. 8 - Untitled. 18" x 26" This has been ready to paint for at least six weeks!
Shoppers leaving the Arndale shopping centre, making the most of a sunny day in Manchester! Just finished this painting, be careful of 'spoonerisms' when you say the title! I will post a step-by-step later today.
Just finished this painting, I've been busy with my illustration work so not really had time to do much painting. I could only paint when I had a bit of spare time, this was on my board for well over a week!