Tim is a regular contributor to the Leisure Painter and is the author of several books published by Search Press. You can find out more about Tim's work and the painting breaks he offers by visiting his website www.timfisherartist.co.uk
www.proartpanels.com in the US.
Tim began with an ink line drawing using a long match stick to apply black FW acrylic ink. This has to be done with the support close to vertical to prevent ink blots on the support. The ink ran down over his fingers so the problems that would arise if working flat were fairly obvious!
The next stage looked a bit scary to start with as Tim applied washed of various brightly coloured acrylic inks across his drawing.
The images that follow show how the painting progressed
|The upper two thirds were dried with a hair-dryer|
so pastel could be applied.
|Soft pastel applied above the roof line.|
Notice how the underpainting shows through.
|Progress on the buildings|
|The finished painting.|
Details such as windows have been added
using hard pastel sticks.
|The watercolour painting was from a demonstration|
at Patchings Festival
|The pastel is being applied in selected areas|
|The finished painting|