Category Archives: Landscapes

Greenwich Dangleway

It’s been nearly a year since the cable cars between North Greenwich and the Royal Docks were completed.  There are 3 of these very elegant towers spanning the river, each car can take up to 10 people and the service can carry 2500 people per hour.

I’m yet to have a ride but maybe one day soon… I would probably have painted it quite a few more times before then I’m sure!

Greenwich Dangleway

8*10 inches; Acrylic on Canvas Panel

 

The Old Church

The Old Church

7*10 inches; Acrylic on Watercolour Paper

This was my first chance to try out the watercolour paper I bought recently.  It’s 300lb (640gsm) weight paper, about 1.5mm thick so not likely to buckle with fluid paint.

What it did do was suck up the paint – the first few layers practically disappeared!  Next time I use it I’ll be spreading a layer or two of gesso to try and seal the surface.  It was great to paint on though and I’m so happy I tried it (a pleasant change from acrylic paper which I don’t like much at all).

Steps:

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