… and mud, stones and sand

More playing around in my workbook this week after an overcast, misty and very cold trip up to Burnham Overy Marsh on the north Norfolk coast earlier in the week.

 

Workbook mixed media sketch © Mari French 2015

Workbook mixed media sketch © Mari French 2015

Workbook mixed media sketch © Mari French 2015

Workbook mixed media sketch © Mari French 2015

experimental painting …

 

Experimental painting © Mari French 2015

Experimental painting © Mari French 2015

Experiments with expressive painting and drawing techniques to loosen up and develop my mark making. 

Exciting, fun and frustrating by turns, I’ve found it a worthwhile exercise.

These are painted with acrylics and Inktense sticks, plus gesso, on 300gsm 30×20″ watercolour paper.

Experimental painting © Mari French 2015

Experimental painting © Mari French 2015

 

Experimental painting © Mari French 2015

Experimental painting © Mari French 2015 


experimental drawing © Mari French 2015

experimental drawing © Mari French 2015

 

experimental drawing © Mari French 2015

experimental drawing © Mari French 2015

 

Experimental painting © Mari French 2015

Experimental painting © Mari French 2015

 

shades of gold …

Recent Plein air watercolour sketches of …

the reedbeds and whelk sheds at Brancaster Staithe

autumn field further inland

and the glorious beech woods near Massingham and West Acre

… all around North west Norfolk

Whelk sheds, Brancaster Staithe. Mari French

Whelk sheds, Brancaster Staithe. Mari French

Reed beds. Mari French

Reed beds and tidal mud. Mari French

Autumn field. Mari French.

Autumn field. Mari French.

Beech woods near West Acre. Mari French

Beech woods near West Acre. Mari French

Beech woods and stubble, Massingham Heath. Mari French

Beech woods and stubble, Massingham Heath. Mari French