White on a black ground

I used some black Fabriano 300 gsm to try out my paint pen.  The result was crisp and I added some crayon over the top. Gives a good balance of texture and line, the things I always try to achieve, even on a small scale.  More Lockdown magic.  Level 1 here we come.

Dots and dashes. . .

From Level 2 – Pasquale

Trying out black oilstik on Pittura 300gsm  and then adding colour with acrylic.  Gives an interesting effect on this ridged paper.  I quite like it.

Another small piece only 15 cms square.

People are asking is it because of the Lockdown that I am working small and tight.  I don’t think so.  But I like the idea of having a body of work which relates one to another, and which I can show in due course as   “this is what I did under lockdown ”  –  Level 2 now.


Colour……… and more

coloured crop

After ‘printing’ with oilstik I worked back into the print with oil pastels and moved the colour around.  Then I scraped back in places to get back the lights and added some brights for contrast.  Once again line and texture are an important part of the overall effect.

This method adds some new tricks to my tool bag and could hold promise for work in the future.   Have to graduate to something larger in due course.

At Level 2 now in the Lockdown scenario – 7 weeks indoors more or less. The country begins to move again.