Sketching ‘En-Plein Air’ Wed 24th May 2017 at Cotehele Quay.

If anyone is interested in sketching ‘En-plein Air’ with tuition next Wednesday morning 24th May, we will be at ‘Cotehele Quay’ Weather Permitting.  Just turn up!!  Details are as follows:

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Meet at ‘Cotehele Quay’ Car Park for 9.20am ish.  Session starts at 9.30am to 12.30pm.  just turn up, £8 per session.

Materials and Equipment List:

  • A range of hard Pencils, i.e.  HB, 2B, 4B, 6B, 8B.
  • A mechanical lead pencil with spare leads would be better than a pencil that needs sharpening
  • Drawing book of Cartridge Paper (not too thin, approx. 120 gsm weight or more) Preferably a Hard-Backed spiral bound pad.
  • Paper Blender
  • A normal white Eraser.
  • A Grey Knead-able Eraser (not the cream putty eraser)
  • Pencil sharpener or craft knife
  • A few sheets of kitchen roll.
  • Drawing Pens
  • Warm clothing and gloves, fingerless gloves are a good idea.
  • Sensible flat walking type shoes.
  • Collapsible lightweight picnic type chair or stool.
  • Sun glasses and a wet weather jacket just in case.
  • Camera
  • Money for a cup of tea/drink or bring a flask depending on where we are.
  • Change for possible car parking.
  • A plastic bag large enough to protect your work if it rains.
  • A suitable lightweight bag for carrying your art materials and equipment.
  • Sun Cream if we are lucky.
  • Elastic Bands to stop paper from flapping in wind (i.e. sketch book)

 

 

 

 

 

Sketching ‘En-Plein Air’ Wed 10th May 2017 at Sibleyback Lake.

If anyone is interested in sketching ‘En-plein Air’ with tuition next Wednesday morning 10th May, we will be at ‘Siblyback Lake’, this is a change to the original planned venue. Details are as follows:

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Meet at Sibleyback Car Park for 9.20am ish.  Session starts at 9.30am to 12.30pm.  just turn up, £8 per session.

Materials and Equipment List:

  • A range of hard Pencils, i.e.  HB, 2B, 4B, 6B, 8B.
  • A mechanical lead pencil with spare leads would be better than a pencil that needs sharpening
  • Drawing book of Cartridge Paper (not too thin, approx. 120 gsm weight or more) Preferably a Hard-Backed spiral bound pad.
  • Paper Blender
  • A normal white Eraser.
  • A Grey Knead-able Eraser (not the cream putty eraser)
  • Pencil sharpener or craft knife
  • A few sheets of kitchen roll.
  • Drawing Pens
  • Warm clothing and gloves, fingerless gloves are a good idea.
  • Sensible flat walking type shoes.
  • Collapsible lightweight picnic type chair or stool.
  • Sun glasses and a wet weather jacket just in case.
  • Camera
  • Money for a cup of tea/drink or bring a flask depending on where we are.
  • Change for possible car parking.
  • A plastic bag large enough to protect your work if it rains.
  • A suitable lightweight bag for carrying your art materials and equipment.
  • Sun Cream if we are lucky.
  • Elastic Bands to stop paper from flapping in wind (i.e. sketch book)

 

 

 

 

 

Sketching ‘En Plein Air’ at Minnions Today.

What an excellent morning sketching, although a chilly one, lots of super work was done.P1030786

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Buildings and challenging Perspective, plus lots of moving sheep to sketch.  If anyone is interested in joining the group next Wednesday morning, we will be at ‘Siblyback Lake’.  Further details will follow shortly.

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En-Plein Air Drawing Session at ‘Minnions’, 3rd May 2017.

The first of the En-plein air Drawing sessions commence this coming Wednesday Morning (3rd May) If you are interested in furthering your sketching from real life, the details are as follows:

‘Pay as you go’ (9.30am to 12.30pm), just turn up, £8 per session.

Meet between 9am and 9.20am at the Engine House Car Park at Minnions.

Further dates and venues to follow.  (See Website)

Materials and Equipment List:

  • A range of hard Pencils, i.e.  HB, 2B, 4B, 6B, 8B.
  • A mechanical lead pencil with spare leads would be better than a pencil that needs sharpening
  • Drawing book of Cartridge Paper (not too thin, approx. 120 gsm weight or more) Preferably a Hard-Backed spiral bound pad.
  • Paper Blender
  • A normal white Eraser.
  • A Grey Knead-able Eraser (not the cream putty eraser)
  • Pencil sharpener or craft knife
  • A few sheets of kitchen roll.
  • Drawing Pen
  • Warm clothing.
  • Sensible flat walking type shoes.
  • Collapsible lightweight picnic type chair or stool.
  • Sun glasses and a wet weather jacket just in case.
  • Camera
  • Money for a cup of tea/drink or bring a flask depending on where we are.
  • A plastic bag large enough to protect your work if it rains.
  • A suitable lightweight bag for carrying your art materials and equipment.
  • Sun Cream if needed.
  • Elastic Bands to stop paper from flapping in wind (i.e. sketch book)

 

Canal Life.

Speed sketching of canal life.

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Not my best sketches but with cold fingers and everything moving i’m not too displeased.

That’s the last of my canal drawing.

 

Sketching whilst cruising the canal.

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Drawing can be challenging at the best of times but even more so when your on the move.  No sooner that you make a mark on your paper, then look up, the view has changed.

So this sketch is a bit cobbled together as we cruised the canal.

Sketching on the move will help you improve your sketching skills.

Try it for yourself.

 

‘4 Seasons’ in 1 day on the Canal

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Sun,  snow, hail,  high winds and rain,  what a day.  It might look as though I was relaxing in this sketch but I was chief looker outter for oncoming boats around the bends.  As you can see on my sketch, it was hailing.  We were bitterly cold and I had 5 layers of clothing,  gloves and a wooley bobble hat and very glad to get to our evening mooring to jump in a hot shower to warm up.

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