Sketchbook – Concrete tent/bbq (Oil pastel on paper)

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Settled down, post walk, to do a quick sketch of this concrete tent/bbq on Vitosha. Definitely got a study out of it  I reckon

Sketchbook – Distant dwellings, Vitosha – Oil Pastel

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Looking into the distance, at a small group of houses on Vitosha I had a small window of 19:50 and 20:20 to get some work in before the sky went orange and the trees lost colour. Will have to return to this later 😉

Sketchbook – Vitosha oil pastel study

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A quick oil pastel from the balcony on a Sunday afternoon. I’m lucky to have Vitosha as a subject at anytime

Sketchbook – Atop Vitosha (oil pastel on paper)

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Atop Vitosha this one afternoon a few weeks ago. Rocks from a distance are a struggle of mine. I was burnt to a crisp during this sitting. It’s a great temp for Sennelier oil pastels though.

Vitosha, autumn light study – 29/01/2018

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My colour and light oil study from The London Art Academy painting techniques exploration course. Not the best in class by a long shot but I pushed it for something that looks ok ish – if not a little ‘my first painting’ esqe. Task was to apply colour from photo to explore contrast and to relay colour information from memory using photo as ref. In many places I have failed to relay the cold shadows I was going for AND there are some strange shapes that make no sense to me whatsoever. Some how a feeling is passed to the observer which means there is something there yet to understand.