I was preparing a couple of canvases with gesso today when I remembered seeing the artist Cesar Santos painting gesso on his sketch book so he could paint with oils or acrylics without the paper curling so I thought I would try it out. It works a treat on my 170gsm Windsor and Newton sketch book so I did this self portrait. A tricorn hat and cloak is de rigeur in Dorset this year!
I enjoyed a morning in Poole Park with the Bournemouth and Poole urban sketchers. There were 12 of us drawing and painting around the park which provoked some interest from people enjoying the sunshine.
Great life drawing session at Poole and East Dorset Art Society last night. Thanks to Trish the tutor and Tom the model for a challenging session.
Day 4 of inktober and the theme today is freezing, I thought the girl should have some clothes on so she doesn’t get too cold, how warm is a bikini?
We went to the Scottish National Gallery in Edinburgh yesterday. Part of it is closed for refurbishment so they have displayed a selection of the most popular paintings with works by Gainsborough, Landseer, Goya, Degas, Raphael, Seurat Rembrandt and a few other big names. I moved the Monarch of the Glen so I could include it in this painting.
It was too late to paint outside when we arrived in Carlisle last night so I used a photo I took. A couple of weeks ago in Bournemouth during the Air show. There were lots of people sitting outside their beach huts enjoying the sunshine and watching the show.
I will be driving most of today So here is a post from Our visit to the golf club on Tuesday. I didn’t have long to draw this as they were pretty good golfers and hit the balls down the holes very quickly!