I have been playing around with tonal values in two very different media this afternoon:
I have finished (I think...maybe...!) 'January Morning', a tonal study experimenting with Indian Ink and white acrylic paint.
Indian Ink and Acrylic on watercolour paper
52cm x 34cm (approx)
I also found myself totally engrossed in an experimental collage using small pieces of torn newspaper to represent the light and shade in a study of Ted Hughes' Iron Man, based on the illustrations by Andrew Davidson, for a year 5 art lesson later this week!!
40cm x 28cm (approx)
I am very tempted to develop this technique and attempt to incorporate it into a piece of my own work....
One of my favourite places to visit in Autumn is Yorkshire Sculpture Park, near Wakefield. We visited on such a beautiful, sunny day last October that I got carried away with my camera, giving me plenty of inspiration for when I finally got to my desk!
It's taken me a while to finish this one off (to be honest I could keep adding leaves here and there for ever more...)