Category Archive: Watercolour

Aug 11 2016

Just Playing

Having a broken wrist means that you can’t carry too much equipment to your Art Society meeting. So, I just took a piece of watercolour paper, my Winsor & Newton pan set and one brush last week with a view to having a play with the paint. This was the result – I particularly like …

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May 31 2016

It’s in the eyes!

Bit of a splashy loose painting. The best bit of it I think is the eyes. Anyone have any comments?

May 22 2016

Spring Blossom

It’s the time of year when the trees are bursting with blossoms varying from white through to bright pink. Thought I would paint a small picture of white blossom based on some I saw the other day. What do you think?

Apr 11 2016

A Host of Daffodils

I just can’t help myself whenever I see daffodils I want to paint them. Last week someone left a vase with a few daffodils in the workshop at our Art Society – I just had to paint them!  No pre drawing just straight in with the brush. What do you think?

Mar 19 2016

A bit of fun!

This week at art club I fancied painting something a bit light hearted and fun. I had a photo of three hedgehogs and decided to paint them in a “loose” style with not too much detail. What do you think? The original was whisked away by my friend Ken who was much taken by it …

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Feb 25 2016

Using Phthalo Blue for my background

This weeks subject for my classes is Snowdrops and over the past few weeks ideas about how to paint them have been going through my mind. At Art Club I had finished the piece I was working on and wanted something to do for a few minutes. Using a scrap piece of paper I quickly …

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Feb 18 2016

Trees Through the Seasons – Winter

This is my final video post in this series. This time it’s a winter tree with a hint of dead leaves on the branches. The colours used in this video are Burnt Umber, Ultramarine and a small amount of Quinacridone Gold for the grass at the base of the tree. If you want to make …

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Feb 09 2016

Trees Through the Seasons – Autumn

Here’s the third video in my series Trees Through the Seasons – this time I’m showing you how to paint an autumn tree using four colours:- Quinacridone Gold, Quinacridone Red, Ultramarine and Burnt Umber. As always, I’d love to hear your comments and ideas for new videos – you know what to do, click on …

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Jan 14 2016

Trees Through the Seasons – Summer

Here’s the second video in my series Trees Through the Seasons – this time I’m showing you how to paint a summer tree using three colours:- Lemon Yellow, Ultramarine and Burnt Umber. As always, I’m keen to hear your comments and ideas for new videos – you know what to do, click on the link …

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Jan 10 2016

January Sunrise

Whilst driving to my Ware class yesterday morning (9 January) I saw a spectacular sunrise. The sun was behind a line of leafless trees which were in silhouette. During the lunch break between classes I quickly painted a 4 x 6 inch watercolour sketch of the sunrise and used a black pen to show where …

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