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By Jenny Rodwell

Introducing a typical 12-colour palette, the writer exhibits tips to pick out and combine 132 new shades, utilizing at-a-glance blending charts. as soon as the speculation and sensible talents in the back of blending were understood, the reader can discover the variety of palettes recommended the following for portray specific topics.

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Uk TA07p33_35_Lesley_Layout 1 05/05/2016 10:05 Page 35 PRACTICAL Lesley Birch LESLEY’S TEN TOP TIPS l Pip Seymour coloured gesso is wonderful l Use water only to clean your brushes l To mix the paint, use medium – you’ll get a much better finish p STAGE FOUR Using Indian ink I redefined some areas. I applied paint mixed with gloss gel mainly to the foreground, plus some black lava texture gel. uk q FINISHED PAINTING Mayo Study, acrylic and ink on linen, 8ϫ153⁄4in (20ϫ40cm). I continued to add thick paint mixed with gloss gel and made a glaze of quinacridone gold, one of my favourite colours, with a little burnt umber.

Before I discovered these sketchbooks I did many paintings on site that were great to do but I didn't feel inclined to frame many of them, so I accumulated a drawer full – and there they stayed. Also, if I wanted to refer to any particular event I had to wade through a mound of paintings. With my sketchbooks I now have a library of books that are easily accessible and a permanent diary of all my travels. Why sketching? In an attempt to get people to loosen up and enjoy the experience when painting outside I insist that ‘it's only a sketch’.

My library of sketchbooks, compiled over many years, provides the backbone for my work, although perversely the less information a sketch contains, the greater I find the freedom for development. The end result may be quite minimalist, although the exploration of an idea can be complex and can take quite some time. The shadows created by cut, rolled and folded paper form ethereal drawn lines that are quite independent of me 50 artist July 2016 Imagination and the thought process, experimenting with tools and materials and repeat exercises, are all part of the journey.

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