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Tuesday, 27 July 2010


Event: Outdoor sketching, nr Lindisfarne NE coast

Date: July 23rd/4th/5th 2010

Activity: Brief sketches of coast in conte & pen, photos taken for ref in studio

Reflection: Like the conte light sketch of Embleton Bay and pen sketch of cliffs at Dunstanburgh castle but needed light gouache wash in areas to capture tonal ranges/ colours/ erratic patterning of cliff faces. Also needed slightly wider range of resources to try to capture the essence of the places -sky, sea in partic.
As usual, tried to draw too much - maybe too wide a sketch at times rather than reference marks and a cleaner focus in on point of interest. Not as accurate as wanted in mark making - no sandpaper with me!

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