I’m often asked where I get my inspiration from for my paintings. To give you an idea, here is a photograph that I took a couple of weeks ago when thinking about subjects for my classes. It shows a hedgerow on the side of a small road between two villages near to where I live.

Autumn Hedgerow

Autumn Hedgerow

The idea for the painting came from looking at the cow parsley in the photograph and thinking what would happen if I used masking fluid to mask out the foreground vegetation and painted the background in a wet in wet way making sure that the areas around the cow parsley were intense so that the white paper would show. Here is the result……

Cow Parsley

Cow Parsley in Watercolour 1/4 Imperial

It turned out pretty much as I imagined it would which is quite pleasing!


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    • Jan Carpenter on 4th November 2015 at 9:44 am

    Lurved the cow parsley – and liked the masking fluid technique – not sure about the poppy heads – but it’s all about taste!

    Who does your website?

    See you Saturday xxxxx

      • Anne on 4th November 2015 at 7:38 pm

      Hi Jan, thanks for your kind comments about my pictures. Dave and I have both had a hand in the website (he’s the techie!)

    • Gwyneth Jones on 4th November 2015 at 6:05 pm

    My favourites are ‘Inspiration’ and ‘Welcome’. Love your classes, especially the whole day ones where we are let loose a bit more to experiment.

      • Anne on 4th November 2015 at 7:39 pm

      Hi Gwynie Look out for the next whole day class in January!

    • Pat Byatt on 6th November 2015 at 7:19 pm

    Love the colours in this painting, so balanced and pretty. The masking fluid works wonders. Love our classes as you do come up with some fantastic subjects and various methods. Well done with your web site also – great. pat

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