Saturday, 5 October 2013

Landscape - busy day painting with sponge roller

I've been pottering all day apart from having to take my camera into the local shop. I thought it needed a new memory card, but no, it needs a new card reader which is of course, part of the main circuit board and costs £220 for the part. Aaargggh.  It's not really economical to repair so I'm off to get a new one.  I fancy the same make because I'm familiar with it, but maybe the updated version - Cannon G15.

I've also been playing with a sponge roller and acrylic paints.  The first version of this was a quick one using charcoal, which was too clumsy.  I like this one - using inktense blocks - much better.



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  1. This is so wonderfully atmospheric.

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    1. Thank you Maggi - prussian blue, titanium white, and bone black!

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  2. Beautiful and very atmospheric.

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    1. Thanks Debbie - just fluke. Sometimes these things work and sometimes they don't!

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  3. oooh love this!! Maybe because it looks like indigo/cyanotype? Magnificent Marks!!!

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    1. Thanks mags. I painted the sky down to the bottom and then went over with blue and black on my roller. Whilst still wet I used the point of my mixing spatula to put the marks in. I applied more paint and did more marks. The larger pieces of grass and the hogweed are inktense blocks wetting in parts only when finished....eg the grasses just had water applied to the nobbles!

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  4. Thumbs up - really like the blue palette.

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    1. Thanks Sheila. I'm especially fond of prussian blue for some reason. Don't especially like other blues but I've used this colour loads in quilts.

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  5. Hello - yes I also like these very much!

    I too have been mostly playing with sponge rollers! Painting cupboard doors! But the doors are destined for a cupboard purloined from work and, unless Son No 1 wants it for his studio, will end up in mine! Having a major sort out (in sproradic batches!)

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    1. Thanks ltw! Cupboard doors - well they just have to be done. I've got to do wallpapering today but keep putting it off. I've been putting it off for over a year now but unfortunately there aren't any wallpaper fairies, and I have to grit my teeth and get on with it.

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  6. These are both stunning. What are they painted on Annabel?

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  7. Inktense bars are a bit of a mystery to me but I'm going to be having a play day with them and some friends tomorrow. I like what you've done here, great control of the medium.

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