Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Then I found charcoal

Whilst STILL trying to get to grips with the pastels I fell upon Charcoal too, above is my first attempt in my sketch book.  I then wondered if it would be possible to do a mixed media piece with charcoal and pastel............

Nice idea, but it needs a bit more work.  The background was paints and inks, with clear gesso on top to then use the dryer mediums was the idea, it did not work as well as I had hoped so more research needed on that score.
Not done as much art as I would like this week, life got in the way - has a habit of doing that, still not got cheque from insurance company to replace the ceilings so not even thought about that since let alone sorted it out, luckily leaks seem to be finally cured now so just need all the repairs doing.

Still doing my courses too - this month 'Obsessions' is mixed media faces, and they are 'really' mixed media with all sorts of things I have never used before which is a lot of fun, this was this weeks work.. starting with a transfer so it is not my face but one of Christie's from Gulfsprite I just did the painting etc as per instruction.
Enjoyed all there was too learn on this last week, looking forward to this weeks class.


  1. Wow, I've not been keeping up very well Lynda but your latest faces are wonderful. I especially like the second mixed media charcoal and pastel face.
    Hope you have your insurance cheque by now.
    I have yet another new blog - not doing much of anything creatively but hope to one day...hoping to keep updated this time and also keep up with other blogs!

    Dawn x

  2. Hi Dawn, great to see you - will try find your new blog, about to do my second entry of the month so I am not doing that great either:) yes, cheque arrived thanks, work still not started though.