Ali Yanya has been to our meetings before to give us a demonstration and last night was another excellent example of his work. He loves people-watching in public spaces and his resulting sketches are used by him to work into interesting paintings.
He uses his initial drawings to give an outline figure, which he then draws on tracing paper before transfering the outline shape of the person onto watercolour paper. This is then worked up into a painting, which concentrates on shape and colour tto produce an atmospheric picture.
Ali likes to work from the background to the foreground as it gives a better idea of size of charcter and transluscence of watercolour. This results in intersting and beautiful images.
He also stayed in Bedford to give a workshop on Saturdaay which was enjoyed by many of our members.