I'm still getting ready for our first exhibition of the year. We are setting up at Burton Agnes Hall Courtyard gallery next Friday. I have all the work finished, but still framing the results. I have taken the photographs though, and remembered to sign each piece of work.
|South beach. Acrylic & watercolour on gessoed paper|
This piece is one of three I am framing. I started them in Joy Green's workshop, using watercolours, but I have since worked over them several times with acrylic. I found that acrylic does wipe off the gesso in the same way that watercolour did.
Had a wonderful workshop with Lesley Birch last Sunday. We experimented with using three primaries, any red, yellow & blue. Later we added in white and black. The results with some primaries was amazing. I did stick to safe colours, cad.yellow, permanent rose and ultramarine, but some of the earth colour results were lovely and it's something I want to experiment more with when I have the time.
|acrylic approx. 10 x 12 inch|
This is one of the many pieces I did on Sunday. It needs more work, but I love the energy in it.