Tag: Loose Watercolour

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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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?

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?

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?

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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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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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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My Video is on YouTube!

After a great deal of work (and I mean a lot) my first video is now up on YouTube – you can find it here. I have to say a great big thanks to my personal video and audio editor who has done me proud! Have a look and tell me what you think.

My First Video!

We’ve spent a happy couple of hours this afternoon making a video of me painting poppy heads in watercolour. After a few false starts working out what I was going to say and trying not to sound too “telephony” (if you know what I mean) I managed to complete a picture of poppy heads in …

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Crab Apple Blossom

As a beginner most of us want to draw out the subject before we go anywhere near the paper with paint as we are not confident enough. I now tend to draw as little as I can get away with unless the subject is particularly difficult as I think that you get a freer painting …

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