A few weekends ago I attended a portrait workshop at Barnet Guild of Artists’ studio.
In the morning I did a study of the model in pastel and charcoal.
In the afternoon I painted another model in watercolour.
First I did the underdrawing in pencil:
Then I started painting using watercolour:
Adding some colours in the background:
I was at the studio from 10 am to 3:30pm. It was a very productive and enjoyable day !
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Sep · 20
Hello:) I’d like to show you my new artwork ‘Starry Night’..It’s a little bit different style from what I usually do.
I saw this
beautiful nature photo, and I was inspired to paint something dreamy and unique.
First I started painting the lake.. I used
Winsor & Newton Drawing Inks
Adding blue..it feels magical
Adding some silver ink
Using a cotton ball, I took some blue ink from the lake and started painting the sky
Dropping silver and yellow inks to paint the stars
Using pastel, I added some trees
Adding more blue ink to the lake
After that, I added little rabbits and a fox using pencil. Then I cut out a paper to create the shapes of a bird, attached them to threads, and suspended them from the top of the artwork, so that they look like floating/flying.
It’s a bit different style from what I usually do, but I enjoyed making this..hope you like it too!
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Mar · 05
Here is my new painting ‘Coast of Stonehaven, Scotland’
I painted this based on the photograph I took when I visited Stonehaven a few weeks ago. Stonehaven is a lovely seaside town in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
Here are some photos I took..
Dunnottar Castle was amazing!
This is the picture I used as a reference for my painting
After I had done the rough underdrawing, I used drawing inks by Winsor&Newton to start painting. I found they are great for painting the sea and the sky!
Next I used Conte pastel to paint the cliffs and the land
Used watercolours and inks to add more details and contrast to the picture
I wanted to keep it rather abstract, so I did not paint too much details…and here is the finished piece !
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Aug · 09
New pastel portrait ‘My sister with a cat’
For this drawing I’m only using a green conte pastel and a white conte pastel for highlights
First draw outlines roughly
Adding details : Start drawing from dark tones then mid tones
Adding highlights with white pastel
I have been painting portraits in pastels recently.
This is a portrait of my partner who is sketching me. He is also an artist so we sometimes draw each other.
Drawing process :
Started drawing with a grey conte pastel
Emphasizing dark tones with dark brown pastel
adding backgrounds with grey pastel
painting mid tones with brown pastel, highlighting with white pastel…and finish!
I had been working on my self-portrait to enter into a self-portrait painting competition for the last few weeks.
I finally finished the painting on Monday.
What do you think?
I’ll show you the painting process.
First I did an underdrawing. I’m using a Winsor & Newton Artist’s Watercolour 300gsm Cold Pressed paper
Putting colours in watercolour. Shadows and darkest areas first
Putting more colours in
Started painting the background
Adding textures with pastel
Adding highlights with white pastel
Here is the finished painting ‘The Artist in Green Summer Dress’