31 October, 2013

64 of 86


11" x 7.5" LINE & WASH. I love Rossi and I've always fancied doing a painting but each time I tried, I always gave in because it was just taking far too long to get the drawing right. This time I persevered. I started by using a soft pencil (and LOTS of putty rubber) until I was happy with it (which took me about 2 hours) and then I went over it with an artist's sketch pen before finally laying on some light washes. I need to go back to it and apply some more blue layers to darken up the bike, but other than that, it's finished. Not totally happy but I think that's because it felt like hard work throughout.

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Our Own Art-Club!

Each Friday we go to the local Art-Club in Horwich. It's a thriving club with a broad range of people of all ages and skill-levels. Apart from the regular painting sessions, we have many professional artists visiting us to demonstrate their skills and to run workshops.

But sometimes, it's nice when just a few friends get together mid-week too, and so here we are in Simon's "studio", benefitting from the skill and experience of his father, Brian Waddington. It looks a bit cramped in there, but we were just huddled together to fit in the photo frame :-)

And you can drink beer in this club! :-)