Sydney , by night Watercolour pencil, white acrylic ink

Sydney , by night Watercolour pencil, white acrylic ink

Beautful evocative work. Makes me want to try again with my dreaded pastels!!!

Effective combination Mike, worth pursuing.

Yes Mike, I like it and it is worth pursuing further. When you say Artist open studio visit were you visiting an artist in Sydney? Or was the artist visiting NZ? Who was it?

Thanks for the info Mike. That's one to try.

my thanks to all. Sandra - this the local "Open Studios" seems to happen all around in local areas where "Artists" open their studios for and to visitors. This was the Wanganui Open Studios but actually spread north as far as Waverly and east to Marton where I've visited today (1/2 hour drive away). Includes potters, sculptors, jewellery/jewelry (both in the dictionary), artists of all kind to various levels of proficiency.. The Sydney picture came courtesy of a grandson who has just visited Australia and offered me some photos including moon/night shots which have intrigued me. - shades of Atkinson Grimshaw.

Thanks Mike, I should look at whether it happens here.

Hang on Studio Wall

Artist open studio visit brought this on. I do paint on black paper - but using gouache. Today I saw coloured pencil and ink being used so thought I would try it. This photo was taken under artificial light and has greatly intensified the colour and lightened the tone - I prefer the original -however , it does show that this technique will work although I would think reserved for smaller sheets. This is "painted" on the back of matting board and the colour can be seen in the bottom left hand corner. I think worth pursuing further.

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Mike Capenerhurst

Born & lived in Leicester for 30 years before coming to NZ in 1965 with wife and family. Dropped art at school for more "useful" subjects. Interest resurrected upon arriving out here. Started with oils, moved to water colour some 20 years ago.. Have played with etching and like it. Primarily self…

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