Open Gallery at Project Workshop

7th – 8th December
10am – 4pm

There will be a small selection of my paintings available for sale in Soraya French’s gallery at the Project Workshop Open Studio weekend. Put the date in your diary now to see Soraya French, Glass Blowing demonstrations, the Talos Art Foundry, and much more from local artists.

Entry is free with ample free parking and disabled toilet facilities. Large parties and children under supervision are very welcome.

Pi Patel for Fun

     I’ve been playing around recently with my watercolour pencils and I’m looking forward to experimenting more with ink too. It’s such a fun way to produce whimsical, delicate images without worrying too much about placement and drying layers as with traditional watercolours.

This is just a little play I did of Pi Patel in Life of Pi. I remember the scene so vividly of his tears running down his tears, and his sorrow at the loss of his family. I’ve done a repeat with an attempt at blocking off a streaming tear, but although the proportions are better (especially with the mouth), I prefer this version’s hair. I laid too much colour down in the second version, and it became a bit too harsh, when I really wanted subtle hues. I’m hoping to try it a third time and hope I manage to balance a freshness and the emotions with better technical placement. I need to be quicker and more deft, that’s for sure!

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