Original Art Drawing
“The Redshank is a common site on the coasts of the UK, but can also be found on many coasts throughout the world and it just so happens that we saw one whilst on holiday in India. It seems a very long way to go for inspiration, but it was such a beautiful site as the sun was setting behind the Redshank that inspiration was very easy to come by.
I draw with Bic biros on raw linen canvas. To prepare the surface I lighten the canvas with a white oil paint wash. Once this is dry, I draw with the biro, as I would with pencil on paper. After the drawing is complete, it’s varnished (to fix the ink in place) and more white oil paint is used to add light and finalise the composition. The Bic ink is actually surprisingly versatile, in terms of its colour. If I want a blue tinge to the work I can smudge it, and a sepia tinge can be achieved by layering white oil paint over it. The paint interacts with the ink as it dries, changing the colour.”
This art drawing is framed with a pre-built float-frame made from the extremely lightweight hardwood, abachi. You not only get a high quality frame, but using pre-made frames, enables me to deliver framed originals at a very affordable price.
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I have years of experience packaging artworks for transport to all parts of the world. This means you can have faith your unique piece of art will arrive safe and sound. This can take some time, especially with original paintings, however, I aim to ship all art within 2 working days.