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- Abstract art
- Acrylic paint
- Action Painting
- David Blackburn
- Digital drawing
- Dyes and Pigments
- Dyestuffs and Chemicals
- East Riding of Yorkshire
- en plein air
- fine art
- Kingston upon Hull
- pastel drawing
- Power station
- River Humber
- Spurn Point
- Stain painting
- Techniques and Styles
- Visual Arts
- weather conditions
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Tag Archives: Hull
Today I had the luxury of a full day working in the textile print/dye lab workshop. It was brilliant to have such a lot of space to spread out. I could surround myself with the recent works on paper, digital … Continue reading
I have begun work on large-scale pieces, applying dye onto unprimed canvas approx 3 x 5 m. I imagined the canvases to be fairly straight forward as they would not involve the time-consuming processes and unpredictability of the silk I am … Continue reading
I looked back at some of my earlier work this week. When I saw the pieces on silk that I produced last Easter I was reminded of the wonderful subtlety of the bleeding of the dyes into the fabric and … Continue reading
I have been in the print studio today and produce a couple more open screen prints based on sketches completed on location.
I love the expressive process of open screen printing and I have been asked to run a day workshop in this technique at Studio 11 Gallery in Hull. I want to produce some new pieces for the ‘Work in Progress’ … Continue reading
What a wonderful day! I visited one of the most atmospheric, strange and heavenly places on earth, Spurn Point. I was pleased to meet Alice Fox who has just started her 6 month artist in residence there. She is very … Continue reading
I have spent a large part of the day producing new work and also reworking some pieces I produced last week to strengthen the compositions. This piece is on silk and over a metre long. I used the seaweed based manutex … Continue reading
I had already had these shapes as an idea before I can across the pastels of David Blackburn but his work has given me the inspiration to realise them in a different format. The piece is quite large in scale … Continue reading
The evening was so still as the sun set. There was no movement of the water and the moon was clear. The distant orange lights shone on the hazy river. The rich blue deepend as the coral pink faded, merging … Continue reading
Painting with dyes on paper
Drawn on android phone using the free app Fresco Lite.
Wishing to catch the sunrise I drove to Stone Creek, which is the point on the north bank of the Humber nearest to Immingham on the south. It is very remote and I treasure the isolation.
Using dyes as watercolours for large scale work.
Click on the image to link to an excellent article by Judy Dominic in The Turkey Red Journal describing the process.
From Paull an incredible sunset and rainstorm over the south bank. I am so lucky to have such a wonderful view so near to home. The most beautiful purples, pinks and oranges and the huge sky completely dwarfed the distant … Continue reading
Viewing the Humber from Paull.