Category Archives: Sketchbook

Some strange and wonderful things observed.

Sketchbook – Abstract gestural painting

After using thick textures in my previous rhino encaustic, I now want to return to thin transparent layers of paint. This morning I looked at some of Vermeer’s compositions and saw how solidly he anchored them in abstract designs. It is almost Mondrian like in style. I made a … Continue reading

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Sketchbook – Texture

Here, I want to experiment with texture. Below, I used a palette knife and newspaper collage. Below, I used encaustic wax to create texture. Reflection: Looking back at Rhinoceros, it looks tight in comparison to Rhino with blindfold. I had much … Continue reading

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Sketchbook – encaustic wax

There are a few ideas that I want to catch by the tail and reel in before they outrun me. I am curious about which pencils, pens and paper types transfer well and see if scraffito could work. Below is a HP … Continue reading

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Transferring images

For this exercise, I am asked to transfer images onto paper and wood. From newspaper to paper, by rubbing the back with thinners. I have tried this method before and it was not so successful. Instead, I experimented with an acrylic medium as a … Continue reading

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Project Experimenting

Below are my experiments, most of them were done in my oil sketchbook. They are really just about getting to know gestural paint actions, using a palette knife and understanding texture. Marks through physical actions: 2. Marks made with a variety … Continue reading

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Sketchbook – landscapes

Studying the work of SA landscape artist, Anne Lindsell-Stewart, to get a better understanding of the practical application of layers and practice my skill. Oil sketch of Beach – here I noticed the beneficial use of transparent layers. Oil sketch of … Continue reading

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Sketchbook pages – Rothko floats

Floating colours and edges – my attempt: Possible application of this technique:  

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