I’ve been experimenting with different ways of painting street scenes in varying degrees of abstraction..
So as to not waste the gorgeous weather here in Brussels at the moment I’ve sketched the view from the other terrace at the front of the house..
Yesterday was beautiful here in Brussels so I sat out on the terrace and tried to draw the view. I really need to get another scanner because photographing my postcards with my iphone isn’t working terribly well (yes I am going to blame my tools and not my rather dubious water colour skills!) , butContinue reading “View from the terrace in Brussels”
If you go to the Palais de Justice in Brussels there is a great view over the city, and panoramic views from the clear glass lift that goes down to the carpark that are well worth seeing! (Yep my back up non-computer using job is being a Brussels tour guide)
They have a permanent Magritte exhibition on in Brussels which i can really recommend seeing (although if you don’t understand french or flemish I would get the audio guide because you miss a lot not knowing what his quotes mean! ) . I love his ‘THIS IS NOT A PIPE’ painting and the titles thatContinue reading “Philosopher artist – Magritte”
I’ve been doing some larger scale acrylic versions of my favourite postcards from my 2014 artathon so far (sponsor me here!)
Last weekend I went to Goesnes (pronunciation unknown so we went with Go-easy-on-us) with a group of friends, so todays’ postcards have been inspired by the somewhat bleak January landscape of the Ardennes…
I liked the way my Luxembourg postcard turned out yesterday, so I used that technique (doing splotches of watercolour first, then outlining with pen) for these ones too.
Yesterday I was somewhat hungover and so I have only started on my 2014 ARTATHON challenge to paint 365 watercolour postcards today… For the first two waterolour postcards of the year I’ve painted my friends view from his terrace of the backstreets of Flagey in Brussels: I’ve got a few themes of postcards that IContinue reading “The Challenge Begins…”