Empty now. Brush, matchstick and ink sketch

Empty now. Brush, matchstick and ink sketch

Thanks Dennis,much appreciated.

Well thank you for that Lesley I appreciate that makes me think I am better off just dashing things off sooner than taking time :))) lol

Nice sketch Malcolm , I think edaward Wesson used a matchstick

A super result with the matchstick Malcolm, a lovely sketch. Just shows you don't have to pay a fortune for brushes!

Exciting marks and brush strokes Malcolm! There are one or two on the site, including myself, who use the tried and tested sharpened matchstick. For lively and uneven lines you can&#39;t beat it. You have some super contour brush strokes here and I love that &#39;dashed&#39; off tree. <br />You mentioned a couple of postings ago that you thought that you had overdone the washes, I think it was? I&#39;m about to post a pen and wash where I have overdone the washes, it&#39;s so easy to get carried away!

Thank you Carole, Fiona and Dennis for your kind observations, very much appreciated and encouragement gained from them, an artist I have come across on a DVD using a matchstick with a bamboo cane as a holder is a man called John Hoar, that was interesting to watch.

Good lively work Malcolm.

Thanks for that Stephen, it&#39;s appreciated.

Hang on Studio Wall

While I had the ink out, I thought about Fionas comment 'what next' so I got a cut off of watercolour paper and a sharpened match stick the long ones and a brush, then using a photo of a derelict farm house in the Lakes I decided to have a go with a brush instead of a pen, I watered down the ink and this was the result.

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Malcolm Buckley

I have always loved the outdoors and have climbed and walked in various places in the world, after giving numerous slide shows and talks about my trips to raise money for charity, i realised the slides and photos did not do what i saw justice, so I decided to start trying to paint. I am self taught…

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