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robertduttonfineart

Robert Dutton Full biography here http://rdcreative.co.uk/profile http://rdcreative.co.uk/
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Nothing better than working in the great out doors in dramatic places painting and teaching!
here i am giving a demonstration for my students from higham hall near keswick teaching at honister pass in the lake district.

i'm showing expressive pastel painting techniques combining rembrandt pastels with unison colour soft pastels on canson mi-tientes touch pastel paper.

all part off the great art weeks i teach wherever. enriching creative experiences for all.

honister pass a great favourite with everyone.
the honister slate mine a short walk away behind me which serves great teas, coffee, sarnies, home made cakes and hot tasty soup. perfect reward for painting in the mountains!
#royaltalens1899 #unisoncolour #lifeinthelakedistrict #promotethelakedistrict #highamhall #cansonpaper #cansonpaper_northamerica #honisterpass

comment 1 star 44 3 days ago

Here is another fab oil pastel and acrylic ink paintings created by another of my gifted students this week.

the 'expressive acrylic painting' course here at higham hall in the lake district ends today.

it's been a great week teaching in the dedicated studio and working in the great out doors - lakeside at buttermere. the results, like this one, speak for themselves.

created using acrylic inks and oil pastels in the studio from direct observational work in the field on canson mi-tientes touch pastel paper (black). an excellent mixed media paper with a beautiful sanded surface that's robust enough to take lots of layering, different media and which requires no surface preparation for oil paints and pastel.

#cansonpaper #cansonpaper_northamerica #senellier #highamhall #oilpastel #lifeinthelakedistrict #promotethelakedistrict #acrylicink #acrylic #societyofgraphicfineart #pastelsociety

comment 9 star 58 3 days ago

Just one of the great mixed media #pastel painting created at #highamhall near keswick in #thelakedistrict on my srt course by one of my students this week.

the view is wast water. i think you'll agree, it's a very special painting indeed.
painted using acrylic inks on canson mi-tientes touch pastel paper (steel grey), with senellier oil pastels too.

#cansonpaper #cansonpaper_northamerica #senellier #highamhall #oilpastel #lifeinthelakedistrict #promotethelakedistrict

comment 6 star 42 3 days ago

Sneak peak into the april issue of 'the artist ' mazazine.

featured is my extensive 4 page article promoting expressive drawing using lots of new and exciting media both in the studio and how to use in the great outdoors too which includes the lake district.
these include #wallaceseymourpaints #liquidgraphite, #nitamcharcoal, #royaltalens1899 acrylic inks, many brands of graphite sticks all used together in exciting layers. very physical drawing!
issue available at all leading newsagents.
featured drawings available to view in my portfolio section of my website and
art holidays and courses to learn these techniques at the same internet site www.rdcreative.co.uk
#highamhall #rydalhall #lakedistrict #lakedistrictguys #wallaceseymourpaints #drawing #societyofgraphicfineart #pastelsociety #promotethelakedistrict

comment 18 star 56 4 weeks ago

Great news!
jackson's art have just hosted on their website the following blog which is a fab insight into why the #unisoncolour pastels 'moorland colours' were put together.

features plenty of my pastel painting too!

here's the link to find out more>
https://www.jacksonsart.com/blog/2019/02/12/moorland-colours-soft-pastels-set/

#unisoncolour
#softpastel
#softpastels
#pastelpainting
#promoteyorkshire
#jacksonsart
#cansonpaper
#ilkleymoor
#huddersfield
#malhamdale #northyorkmoors

comment 4 star 32 last month

... and in such a short while, it looked like this. so, how do you get a stick of colour to behave like watercolour? simple, shave the #derwentartists #inktense colours into containers (mixing colours together as some may appear a little harsh), to get the colour and tone as you want and hey presto just start intermixing and creating.

good news is, everything dries permanently so you can layer and layer... cleanly! 'weathered landscape - watlowes, malhamdale, the yorkshire dales
22 x 30 inches (full imperial) #cansonpaper sheet. moulin du roy 300gsm not

#derwentpencils #derwentart #derwentartists #malhamdale #promoteyorkshire #theyorkshiredales

comment 7 star 42 last month

Tip, pour, scratch, splash!
this fabulous paper from #canson helps you create anything, just the way you want too, at anytime!

here i'm using canson moulin du roy 300gsm (140lb), 'not' to create a painting using entirely nothing but #detwentpencils #inktense as a demo of what's possible for students at #highamhall in #thelakedistrict on the very popular derwent inktense art course just completed.
lear the skills and how to paint in a liberating way by joining me on another art holiday in 2019.

full list here http://rdcreative.co.uk/art-holidays

#promotethelakedistrict #highamhall #derwentpencils #pastelsociety #lifeinthelakedistrict

comment 3 star 56 last month

This little piece of yorkshire is heading to a buyer in london soon who loves the open space and wild feel to this mixed media painting created on #canson top quality watercolour paper moulin du roy 300gsm not. i saw it in the framers today and its looking fab with the mounts and white frame around it.

towards ravenscar near robin hoods bay, east yorkshire coast.
mixed media (to include #royaltalensvangogh gouache, #royaltalens1899 acrylic inks, on canson moulin du roy 300gsm not watercolour paper
20 x 22 inches

#northyorkmoors #mixedmedia #contemporaryart #contemporarywatercolour #canson #promoteyorkshire #seascapes

comment 11 star 60 last month

Newly competed pastel and part of a series.

a great opportunity to really explore the dark side!
the main brand of pastels used to create this expressive piece were unison colour pastels and the 'midnight set'. one colour in particular 'dark 24' was a colour i worked with unison colour in creating for their range - a really lovely deep dark inky indigo blue used throughout this pastel with others, as mentioned in the set.

it's wastwater - a beautiful lake in the western part of the lake district and a personal favourite. at the top of the lake (the central 'pyramid' shaped mountain) is great gable and scafell pike on the right - england's highest mountain.

title: 'wastwater solitude - the lake district
media: unison colour soft pastels on canson mi-tientes 'touch' 350gsm pastel board.
size: 50 x56cm

more pastels (and pastel courses) to be seen at www.rdcreative.co.uk

#cansonpaper #unisoncolour #lifeinthelakedistrict #nationalparksuk #lakedistrict #artinthelakedistrict #fromlakelandwithlove #ourlakedistrict #northofengland #pastelsociety #softpastel #thelakelanders #visitcumbria

comment 2 star 36 last month

Todays pastel - now finished!

i love dramatic wind swept landscapes but, every now and then the solace of the landscape which contains a passive energy is compelling to express. this pastel i trust does the scene witnessed justice.

created with a combination of pastels both soft, medium and hard conte using #unisoncolour pastels, #royaltalens1899 rembrandt pastels, #wallaceseymour pastels on #cansonpaper mi-teints 'touch 350gsm pastel paper.

started as a demonstration painting for guests at #derwentbank when leading a pastel course for #hfholidays
full list of art courses, workshops, more pastels and so on here > www.rdcreative.co.uk

title: autumn sollace - wastwater, cumbria
media: hard and soft pastels on canson mi-teintes 'touch' 350gsm pastel board (black)
size: 50 x 65cm

#lifeinthelakedistrict #nationalparksuk #lakedistrict #artinthelakedistrict #fromlakelandwithlove #ourlakedistrict #northofengland #pastelsociety #softpastel #thelakelanders #visitcumbria #hfholidays

comment 7 star 37 last month

Got another to share - the amazing wastwater in autumn. the snow had just started to dust across the mountain tops and the wind kept the reflection at bay but created a magnificent deep blue instead.
created on #cansonpaper mi-teintes 'touch 350gsm (black) pastel board.
#unisoncoloursoftpastels and #royaltalens #rembrandtpastels combined.
if you want to learn expressive pastel techniques such as this then join me. lots of opportunities to learn with like minded artists of different levels of ability here >
www.rdcreative.co.uk

highly recommended is this dedicated pastel art holiday with #hfholidays
https://bit.ly/2pcsqdn

#derwentpencils #dalesandshires #lifeinthelakedistrict #nationalparksuk #lakedistrict #artinthelakedistrict #fromlakelandwithlove #ourlakedistrict #northofengland #pastelsociety #softpastel #thelakelanders #visitcumbria #hfholidays

comment 2 star 49 last month

Delighted to announce that i have had this pastel mixed media painting accepted in this years prestigious #pastelsociety exhibition with the federation of british artists at the mall galleries in london.

this is their 120th centenary exhibition and i've shown there several times - a real honour. 'autumn glow - wastwater, the lake district'
20 x 22 inches - canson moulin du roy 300gsm 'not' watercolour paper.

created with #derwentpencils #inktense pastels. a 'two in one' media which can be used like watercolour and layered and layered like pastel also.

i'm running a range of inktense courses this year throughout the uk and this is one of them in north norfolk with #norfolkcreativearts (you can even see the inspirational setting i was at to create this mixed media #inktense painting> https://bit.ly/2fw4v2o

#derwentpencils #dalesandshires #lifeinthelakedistrict #nationalparksuk #lakedistrict #artinthelakedistrict #fromlakelandwithlove #ourlakedistrict #northofengland #pastelsociety #softpastel #thelakelanders #visitcumbria

comment 21 star 53 last month