I thought about bringing in the large painting I was working on before Xmas but without the big screens to pin it on I decided to return to the preliminary sketches I'd made of Iron Wharf in
Week 1. I also brought in a couple of the prepared newspaper collage backgrounds to work on
Focusing in on a detail of the awning I used transparent glazes to build up colour so the textures were still visible . It's not finished yet , I need to make further changes to the composition and to details such as the ropes .
Lucinda had brought in some cardboard so I put together a quick newspaper collage background, painted it with gesso and carried out a quick painting sketch. Not sure about the 'frottage' of paint over the corrugations but it's given me ideas about how I might use that effect to best advantage.
As I've now used most of my newspaper collaged backgrounds , with access to large quantities of PVA , I used up 2 copies of the days Metro in preparing some more.
On our walk on Boxing Day along Faversham Creek at low tide , I took some photos of the sun on the mud(! ) and the boats and will make a start in tomorrow's class about developing these into paintings.