I have decided to post a set of watercolour sketches done in situ. This first one was in a park at lunchtime in Singapore. The three building workers had a picnic lunch in the shade. Their uniforms echoed the flowers in the background. The heavy traffic continued to roar by all the while, but they were oblivious, falling to sleep after eating. I have other watercolours on grahammcquadefineart.com
Monthly Archives: January 2014
IN BETWEEN THE SHOWERS ON HANOVER STREET, LIVERPOOL – WATERCOLOUR
This is a watercolour I recently did of Liverpool. There is a good life drawing group that meets in this street – the Liver Sketching club. There are other Liverpool scenes on my website: grahammcquadefineart.com
AT THE CORE – NEW YORK, ACRYLIC PAINTING
It makes a change from the figurative paintings I’ve been posting of late. A melange of the street scenes in New York. The towering buildings almost seem to threaten and in the valleys below the hustle and bustle interspersed with the quiet contemplative areas of parks and gardens. Then again its like most other big cities, except the buildings are bigger and there are more of them.
I have other townscapes on my website at grahammcquadefineart.com
ARTHUR – FIGURATIVE STUDY IN ACRYLIC
Not having posted anything for a good few days I came back from our life group today and decided to upload this. As I have posted images of female models I also thought it was time to upload one of a male model. I am still playing around with this approach with acrylics, applying the paint with palette knives and scraping the knives on the surface to achieve colour mixing. Today I added water onto the paint surface to facilitate further mixing. The approach has potential, it’s just that I haven’t realised it yet. Still, that’s the reason we keep on painting.
I have uploaded similar paintings on my website on the acrylics section on grahammcquadefineart.com
LIFE STUDY IN RED – ACRYLIC
I am still getting used to my new tablet and now can edit images on it. This is another life drawing, painted in about an hour. I gave the paper a red wash and then drew out the figure in charcoal, before painting in a tonal study. I have more life drawings and paintings on my website: grahammcquadefineart.com
PETROVA – ACRYLIC STUDY
I did this acrylic study of Petrova – the same lady I did in pastels in an earlier blog in a recent life group, mainly using a palette knife. I wanted to load it on to my blog using my new tablet. At the moment I don’t have any cropping facility that I can find so I cant modify the image, but at least I can upload it.
I have other examples of figurative work on my website: grahammcquadefineart.com