This is a section from my ‘Ironmarket in Summer’ drawing. The geraniums in the planters and begonias in the hanging baskets all looked so vibrant that I decided to do a 60% reduced size summer version of my original 2.8m long winter drawing to submit to the Borough Museum and Art Gallery’s open exhibition. This time, I applied all the tips picked up in Dave Brammeld’s drawing classes and used a heavier 300gsm watercolour paper. Most of the composition is in black and white, technical drawing pens Rotring .25 and .18 nibs, with Sumi ink wash. Colour highlights on flowers, windows and sky in egg tempera.
The drawing has been selected and will be shown in this years exhibition.
This is a lino cut print on to the same Fabriano 200gsm cartridge paper. Its a view of St Giles’s church tower from the corner of Merrial Street and High Street.
Same street, new drawing with ink on 200gsm cartridge to a larger scale. Water colour wash applied to compare with the egg tempera. Prefer the earth colours of the pigments in egg tempera but applying the water colour is less time consuming.
Applied a few more washes to build up the colour.
Several layers of egg tempera washes with a final glaze of yellow ochre applied over the full length of the street. Good to see that some examples of the original windows and a door remain, see Nos 17 and 66 Garden Street.
First few washes of egg tempera. The colours are built up in thin layers.
Ink on 200gsm Fabriano cartridge paper.
This side of Well Street was built twelve years after Garden Street and is more generously proportioned. A few more of the original sash windows remain on this street, see No 1, 17 and 19 for some examples.