Saturday, 18 September 2010
Spending the last few weekends up the South Downs has inspired me to paint a dozen 8 inch squared Sussex scenes by the end of October. I begin with my art books, looking at paintings I love and devise a cunning plan to paint loosely and keep to a limited palette. With pencil, biro and felt pen to hand I start by doodling in my sketchbook.
At Arts Hut I meet a lot of people who express the desire to draw and paint but for various reasons feel a bit stuck, I always recommend the book above and its sister the Complete Painting Course. Both form the backbone of Open College of the Arts Courses and are available 'used' on Amazon for a snip. Its great to have a second hand book to leave open where you are working, without worrying about the splashes.