Lots of patterns and colour!

Girl in the blue dress

'Girl in the blue dress'

Painting begun in the life studio, but added lots of collage later - had great fun with the background - found some patterned wallpaper from a magazine and copied the pattern into the collage.  Used the inside of a coffee cup holder to get an interesting print on the model's blue dress - hours of fun!


Twickenham scenes

Two new paintings I produced especially for the Twickenham Carnival - Church Street, Twickenham and Twickenham Riverside - sold lots of prints of both of these!

Church Street Twickenham


Twickenham riverside

 


Sunny morning by Richmond Bridge

Richmond Bridge Cafe. Busy sunny morning by Richmond Bridge - my latest picture depicting life in Richmond. Had a great time creating this one - lots of people and dogs involved - hours of fun! Took it to Richmond May Fair where I sold 6 prints of it!

The print measures 10"x12", comes in a white bevelled edge mount, and is priced at 12 (plus postage and packing).

Richmond bridge cafe picture


Pretty in Pink – a life drawing in watercolour inks

I work in a studio every week drawing from life models. The practice of drawing is essential – and life drawing is (I think) the hardest discipline of all. I love using liquid watercolours for their bright, intense colour and the effect of colours washing into each other.

Here I've painted the pink background first, before drawing over the top in shades of blue – the original colours merge into other colours – so purples, reds and browns appear – and I let the liquid colours run across the paper – an effect I love. See 'Pretty in Pink' and other life drawing ink originals on the website.

 

Pretty in Pink, ink drawing

 

 

If you're interested in learning more about the techniques I use, are interested in a commission or would like to make an appointment for a viewing, please contact me by emailing carosayer@yahoo.co.uk or call me on my mobile: 07767 201 710 and I will aim to get back to you soonest.


Deer in Richmond Park – using liquid watercolour inks

I love the vibrancy achieved by working with liquid watercolour inks. With this study of deer in Richmond Park, London, I worked from photographs taken during a walk with the family on a beautifully sunny and bright day. I then began by drawing the image in pencil first and then washing it over with the inks to create the effect of colours washing into each other. The colours are intense; the final effect is serendipitous.
 

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Above: Watercolour – 'Deer in Richmond Park' by Caroline Sayer

 

If you're interested in learning more about the techniques I use, are interested in a commission or would like to make an appointment for a viewing, please contact me by emailing carosayer@yahoo.co.uk or call me on my mobile: 07767 201 710 and I will aim to get back to you soonest.


Three Figures on Blue – a collage on watercolour paper

Here's a collage I recently created using heavy watercolour paper as the base. I prepared the background beforehand, using stained and torn Japanese washi and rice papers, and ‘found’ papers, such as torn shapes from newspapers and magazines, cardboard, paper lace, etc. (Some of these papers are absorbent so they can create interesting effects when adding inks later.)

In the studio, I then painted the figures from life, using watercolour and acrylic inks – and acrylic paint – using the shapes from the collaged surface to help create the final figures.

Collage, Three Figures on Blue-caroline sayer
Above: Collage – 'Three Figures on Blue' by London artist Caroline Sayer

 

If you're interested in learning more about the techniques I use, are interested in a commission or would like to make an appointment for a viewing, please contact me by emailing carosayer@yahoo.co.uk or call me on my mobile: 07767 201 710 and I will aim to get back to you soonest.