Monday, 13 August 2012

Paintings III: Scaling up

Maintaining the sponteneity and marks of sketches as you scale up is something I struggle with both in quilts and paintings. I loved this drawing at Prawle Point which was done with Japanese ink brush pen, watercolour with white gel pen on top. I can see the influence of my current stitching patterns in the marks I could see in the sea foam!
Scaling up from A5 to A3 using acrylic inks and paints gave scope for developing further patterns and colour studies  but moving up to A2 canvas board was a step too far, particularly in terms of composition.
The 'sea monster' at the top has already had some modification but a lot more work is needed while maintaining some of the fresh brushwork   

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