|Brothers point cottage; painted without a brush|
I did a post a couple of weeks ago on the wonder of neocolor crayons and some folks out there asked about them, what were they and what could they do?
here is a quick sketch made using them, they are great for outdoor sketching as they are so immediate
Once the sketch is done water is added, as much or as little as you like.
and some line added. I often use this type of sketch as a step towards something more experimental, which is where the painting without a brush come into it.
using my brayer and white gesso I paint over a roughly collaged background.I refer to the tones of my original sketch but without the constraints of a brush I am forced to be free with the paint.
I add colour using only the brayer, no brush allowed!
The lines are made using the side of a plastic stencil dipped in acrylic raw umber.
The thistles are painted using a piece of scrunched up paper towel.
The finished piece is much more free than the original sketch, as you can see I covered many of the lines I made with the raw umber as I thought them too heavy. Creating is a process and often I have little idea what direction things will go. Sometimes it is all a happy accident!
Linking up to the wonderful paint party Friday ;)
|Rubha nam Braithrean|