Open Studio Exhibition 2021

I am opening my studio to show new work.
The dates that the studio will be open are from Saturday 7th to Sunday 15th August.

The West Braes Project are holding a Gala day on Saturday 7th August to mark the official opening of the refurbished tidal swimming pool. Artists in Pittenweem are having an ‘Open Doors’ event that same day. There will be 19 venues open including my Studio.

Map of Open Doors Venues

Strawberry Sketch

This farm shop punnet of strawberries looked so wonderful I just had to do a ink and watermedia sketch. I have my sketch book which has a nice midtone colour which helps speed up the process. White was done with a pitt artist brush pen. A nice treat to eat them after the sketch was finished.

Sharpening Pastel Pencils

Pastel pencils can be so fragile. I often have broken them in the process of tying to get a point. Costly mistakes. Below I have taken some photographs showing how I have learned not to break the points.

I use a knife with a sharp blade to create a squared off edge see below

Photo below shows stage where it is squared off.

Final carefully whittled down to a nice point to work with.