Monthly Archives: March 2018

Watercolour paper

Wooden house with boat, a waterway near Belem, Para, Brazil

I accidentally used a sheet of my drawing paper to paint a couple of pictures. The picture above shows how the paint was absorbed quickly in the area of the background acai palm trees.

The paint was drying very quickly – almost as it hit the paper – since the atmosphere where I paint is hot and dry.

It is possible to soak the paper to maintain a damp surface but that then creates other problems.

I made a similar error of paper choice when sketching a hawk.

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It’s been a while since I posted anything here – I have been working on a number of projects, including a desire to rationalise the number of websites that I have. On this point, I have decided I no longer need any websites, not even the Alan Skyrme Gallery site that I have had for 15 years.

I have also been re-building my painting skills with a view to offering both photographs and paintings for sale.

Havings spent some time in Veneto and Sicily in the summer, and January/February in Sicily again, I have built up a selection of stock images for sale via Alamy and art subjects that will become Fine Art images that I will sell direct or via Saatchi, along with my paintings.

I have plenty of work to keep me busy in parallel with other ongoing projects, so the need to maintain websites was called into question.