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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
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Tag Archives: River Humber
Although I am fairly pleased with the colour intensity I am achieving in my canvas paintings I am still striving to heighten the impact. I have begun exploring fluorescent paints in some smaller paintings to see what effect they have when … Continue reading
As I embarked on the next few days intensive painting I was consumed with doubt, lack of vision and worry that I won’t be happy with what I produce and my time will have been wasted. However I was determined … Continue reading
Here are three more digital drawings. I produced them on location on my mobile phone using the free app ‘Fresco lite‘ It is very simple to use but I really love the results of building up of layers and the … Continue reading
This week I produced two pieces of work playing with extremes of scale.
Digital drawings on location at sunset. Trying to capture the intense neon flashes of the sunlight. From the ferry car park
On Friday I made a trip to Humberston in Lincolnshire specifically to see the views of Spurn Point from the south bank of the Humber and I was not disappointed. To my dismay I realised I had left my watercolour paints on the … Continue reading
As it gets dark earlier, when I go to river after work I am witnessing amazing sunsets and the spectacle of the night taking over. This time of evening excites and inspires me, there are so many changes to capture … Continue reading
This weekend the weather has been beautifully sunny and warm. I have taken advantage of the last of the summer sun to spend a couple of days sketching and painting. On Saturday I spent a wonderfully serene morning observing the … Continue reading
This summers theme is most certainly rain……
I have been in the print studio today and produce a couple more open screen prints based on sketches completed on location.
Gazing at an awesome vista at the end of a lovely day and to make the evening complete a barn owl flew alongside the car for a few fleeting seconds, it was breathtaking.
I was delight to recieve a message from artist Alice Fox. She has just started a six month artist in residence on Spurn point. We seem to have much in common, textile processes and a love for the environment. I … Continue reading
My work has recently developed this recurring curve in the composition. This intrigued me and has prompted me to research further particularly when I came across this painting by Casper David Friedrich. What I have discovered is that this … 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 completed this digital drawing using a limited colour palette to reflect the muddy river and the hazy skyline. I was trying to capture the effect of shadows racing across the river caused by the fast-moving clouds on this breezy … Continue reading
Today I carried on in the studio. I washed and worked over some pieces I did yesterday. This piece was a response to the pastel drawing I did the other week. I experimented with leaving creases in it making it … 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.
Dyed silk with discharge.