Saturday, 4 April 2009

April meeting with Sarah Colgate

It was our April meeting today, a week earlier due to Easter. What a brilliant and lovely tutor Sarah was. The day was spent on pen and ink washes which is a bit different to our usual workshops but was very rewarding.

Sarah, who had brought with her a huge choice of fresh and dried flowers for us to use, started with a demonstration of pencil/pen techniques for us to follow, we then moved onto adding a wash to the pen drawings. After another demonstration (and lunch) we moved onto adding colour washes.

Using either non-waterproof or permanent ink gave very different results. When non-permanent ink bleeds into the wash the effects can be quite dramatic.

The group with Sarah (second left)

Example of our work from today

The next four images are pieces from Sarah Colgate.

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