Thursday, 29 October 2015

Marks in acrylic and graphite pencil

Before I head off on a long trip east, here is a little morsel that I played around with a couple of weeks ago, before preparations became overwhelming.

Part of a group of experiments with marks in acrylic paint and graphite, this time, I combined the two, marking with graphite over dried acrylic. I then added a single dark grey line using the dry brush effect in Photoshop to give more definition and contrast.

While I'm away, I may or may not post ... time will tell. I've taken a small kit of art materials - some pencils, a graphite stick, some Aquarelle crayons, a paintbrush and a small sketch book so maybe there is some possibility, though I may just be too busy taking it all in to use them. Still, I'll try to touch base with favourite blogs from time to time.

Either way, I'll see you when I get back ...


  1. Do have a lovely time away. Take lots of pictures! Hopefully you might be able to post some pics while you are gone??? Have fun!

    1. I'm sure I will find time to post from time to time. I so enjoyed your record of your travels in France. Travelling through someone else's photos is almost as good as going yourself?!

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    1. Thank you - it's an exciting trip and something I've always wanted to do.

  3. I have always had trouble deciding what art implements to take on trips. For years I took far too many which I never used. Now I restrict myself to whatever will fit sensibly into my handbag. The greatest art tool I've found is my camera. Have a good trip.

  4. I have learnt too. I have everything in a zipped bag and anything that didn't fit didn't go .... But my camera and cards went in first. And


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