Saturday 13 August 2016

A breath of creative fresh air...

A sketch at a favourite location of mine high above Grosmont in the North York Moors National Park.

Took my students there from Cober Hill whilst on a weeks residential sketching and painting holiday last year near Scarborough before dropping down to the lovely 'steam train' village for a nice cup of tea and a cake with everyone! 

I love the speed and simplicity of using marker pens with a dash of watercolour - you can quickly visually interpret so much in rapid time in a really relaxing way with no added pressure and just enjoy the physicality of drawing in colour directly in the landscape - fab!

To be featured in 'The Artist' magazine (December '16) issue with a focussed article all about the joys of using marker pens in a bold and direct way to improve your colour awareness and drawing skills.

Come and join me for the next art holiday at Cober Hill sketching along the Yorkshire Heritage Coast - it's going to be fab!

Further details here:

(6 places now only remaining!)

Featured sketch
Autumn Landscape above Grosmont, North York Moors.

Marker pen, Gouache and Watercolour on Arches 300gsm 140lb 'not' watercolour paper hardback sketching album. (Bought from The Royal Academy with a nice ribbon fastener too!)

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