I CAN’T FIND ANYTHING TO DRAW OR PAINT.

Anne D'Alton's Artworks, illustrtation, ink drawing

Believe it or not, I have actually been informed thus, by students – students who didn’t know that such a statement is anethema to me.

So why not try a simple exercise to show just what you can do, with simple items, for example a scarf wound about a water jug (now use your imagination…) starting with a pencil illustration, then a crayon artwork, next a gouache painting and finish by painting your subjects as a watercolour artwork.  Limit the size to A4 and e-mail me your favourite with a brief description, and I shall feature the best five on a future blog.

Still life in black and white

Still life in black and white

BRAVO TO BLACK AND WHITE.

Anne D'Alton's Artworks, illustrtation, motoring artwork, oil painting, painting, portrait

Our lives to-day are totally dominated by colour, usually 3D and in very High Definitation.

In this motoring artwork, I have taken a step backwards if you like, and re-produced one of my own motoring artworks (the original oil painting is in full colour) in black and white and honestly, I am astounded at the result.  .   And, here, I think, that feeling of a more gentle era, is so ably demonstrated by the lack of harshness both in the portrait of the Racing Driver – Eric Comas, the French F1 and Rally champion and (still very desireable – perfect fit for me…the beautiful  iconic Renault Alpine A110,

Dream team

Dream team