The harbour, Newquay, rainy day. Derwent Artists coloured pencils.

Newquay Harbour, Rainy Day, 6x3 ins approx

More testing of Derwent products and again with the Fisher 400 paper.   I do love this surface for working on.

Like the Derwent Coloursoft pencils, the Artist Pencils work beautifully on this sanded paper.  Colours went down richly and overlaid and mixed  really well - whites actually reading as white.   There was a good range of subtle colours that I could choose from to  mix and overlay.    So necessary to achieve the  soft grey green and a hint of pale blue and viridian in the sea, palest pink and cream that shone through the sky a little.

It's just a tiny sketch which I wanted to keep loose, not getting into overmuch detail, wanting to catch the misty air and the soft colours on a very small scrap of paper.

Not an Emmet in site (old Cornish word for mosquito - now applied to tourists ;>D ) - all quiet with the sea softly rolling in, no wild waves today, and the gentle subtle colours of sea, sky and stone.

The Drawing Painting series will continue in a day or so :>)


Lovely sketch! Derwent artsists pencils are lush. ...longing to be an emmet again :o)....maybe this year..sigh..
vivien said…
me too!

Tourists are grockles in Devon but I don't know the origin of that.
SakiVI said…
What does it mean to keep a sketch loose?
vivien said…
Hi Saki

Just keeping lines and marks fluid and flexible - and as marks. I'm making a painting or drawing- so not photorealist or very neat.

I'll write about it in more detail when I write about Marks in the ongoing series.

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