Monday, April 16, 2012

Stillman and Birn Gamma Sketchbook with collage and painting - recycling unwanted sketches

Rocks and sea in Stillman and Birn Gamma sketchbook, with Derwent Artbars and Neocolor II

I decided to try some collage in the Gamma sketchbook today while the class were working - tearing up old demo sketches,   The rocks in this one started life as undergrowth and tree trunks.   Marks in trees, rivulets in wet sand and the cracks in rocks can be so similar in pattern - turn them round and the subject changes.  :>)

The grass, sea, far headland and a few strokes of vegetation were added with a mix of Derwent Artbars and Neocolor II.

This book has the 100lb ivory paper, which held up to the washes extremely well.   I do rather like ivory or cream paper - it has character.   How about you?

3 comments:

Tina Mammoser said...

I think this is my favourite piece you've done with the art bars! Biased of course, because it reminds me of Isle of Wight landscapes. :) Lovely!

Cathy Gatland said...

One of my old teachers at art school always said how patterns in nature repeated themselves - this is beautiful and innovative as always from you Vivien. The ivory paper is lovely, will have to look out for that sketchbook!

vivien said...

Thansk Cathy - I know you'd like it.

Tina the Isle of Wight is lovely though I've never painted there, the children were young when we went. I'm just waiting for you to go the far south west of Cornwall and the far north west of Scotland :>)