I came across a painting of Rose Hilton’s in a catalogue and I decided to look at some of her other works, because I like her use of colours and I thought it would be relevant to what I am doing in the course right now.
I have managed to find a whole range of media drawings by Rose Hilton, so I am very lucky. Below is an ink pen and wash drawing which looks as if it was done with a brush and possibly a stick. Or something with fine points like a pointed brush. She has used good tonal contrasts and blending, making form and shape. It is very effective.
The two ink and wash drawings below are simplistic and free, they draw the figures and capture movement and shape.
This pencil drawing is also simplistic. I cannot see where the figure’s head and arms are in this drawing, the body below the shoulders is clearly drawn with just a few lines.
The drawing below is done in pastels, and I find her mark making really good. I like the way she layers hatching over a contrasting colour to create tones and surfaces. She also uses zigzag lines and scribbling and making circles.
“Brushing the Dog” has outlines and scribbles. You can see a lot of the colour of the paper beneath the pastel lines. It gives you as sense of the movement and form in the image.
In the drawing below Hilton uses dashes and wiggly lines with excellent success. The contrast between the marks and blending she uses for the figure, and the marks she uses for the rest of the scene are interesting, and very effective for demonstrating the difference in textures.
In ‘Karen on a Blue seat’ Rose Hilton has scraped lines into the surface of oil pastels to create marks. This is another way to draw with oil pastels. I like Hilton’s use of lines in this drawing, vertical lines, hatching and the outline for the foot of the chair. I like the way she blocks in areas with colour.