Saturday 28 June 2014

Hahnemühle sneak preview

Sneak preview
Here's one of the latest sketches created in series which I'm setting aside for a joint exhibition 16 April to 5 May 2015 at 'The Inspired gallery' on the North Yorkshire Moors right at the top of Sutton Bank.

I'll be showing my work with 3 other talented artists who so happen to be 3 of my students who are semi professional artists in their own right. It's an honour to be showing with them in this, our first touring exhibition 'All Paintings Great and Small' to be held at other venues in Yorkshire several months apart throughout the year.

The focus of the exhibitions is slightly different each time but the main content will have a wildlife theme. as the North Yorkshire Moors national park covers so many of the areas we all find inspiration from this will be a really exciting exhibition.

This sketch is one I created from an area I've visited several times and I just love this view. It is a little way out of Runswick Bay (on the east Coast of Yorkshire) and the view is seen at the end of a long road that stops at the top of the cliff edge. The track connects the farm shown on the left to the rest of the world it would seam. 

The isolation here, peace and tranquility is just great! I've created this view in pastels but never in paint. Watch this space!

The sketch was created on Hahnemühle Britannia 300g/m2 140 lbs matt 30 x 40 cm 11.8 x 15.7 inch block pad. As a black and white water media work on this paper tonal contrast remains bright, sharp with clean edges and the robust quality of the paper surface even allows good scraffito (scratching) techniques to be applied with the point of a scalpel and the edge of a razor blade without plucking. A great paper to work on which inspires confidence for expression when painting.

Being a regular contributor 'The Artist' magazine I have been invited to road test several new papers made by 4 mills. Hahnemühle's new papers therefore forms the first of 4 articles focusing on each mills different papers  - all with very different results.

To see the painting again watch out for it in the October '14 'the Artist' magazine. You can get your copy and subscribe to this professional inspirational magazine by following this link:

The original painting will be on show on 6 April to 5 May 2015 at 'The Inspired gallery'

I'm really looking forward to it.

Here are Hahnemühle's contact details to explore their great ranges of papers still further.
Hahnemühle UK
Suite 5 St Mary’s Court, Carleton, Forehoe, Norwich, Norfolk NR9 4AL

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