Tag: watercolour

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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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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Seasons Greetings

Dave and I would like to wish everyone who has attended our classes or viewed our websites over the past few years a very Happy Christmas and prosperous New Year for 2016. During 2015 we have expanded our horizons and have published some videos on YouTube. See below for my latest video, the first in …

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Trees Through the Seasons

A little later than expected here’s the first in my series of Trees Through the Seasons – Spring. The idea of these videos is to show you how the same tree looks throughout the year with a view to putting it in a seasonal painting. Beware!!!! this is an “Anne Tree” and not a real …

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Private View

Had an enjoyable evening last night at Stevenage Art Society’s Private View talking art with other artists and catching up on the gossip! It’s our Christmas Exhibition and in addition to paintings both framed and unframed we had pottery produced by the potters of the Society. Bought a rather pretty glazed bowl for a snip. …

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Crab Apples in Watercolour

When I recently ran an acrylic all-day class on autumn colours at Ware I was left with quite a few bits and pieces of foliage that had been brought in by everyone. One of the things was a pair of crab apples with a few withering leaves. After spotting it I immediately thought I have …

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Another video on YouTube

I’m getting into the swing of it now – here’s another video on YouTube. This time I’m explaining how to paint Rose Hips in Watercolour using only four colours. For those of you who haven’t used them before Quinacridone Red is a bright transparent red. Indian Yellow is also transparent and similar in colour to …

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Mixing a Green for Holly Leaves

I held my Christmas Theme classes last week so that those who wished to could have their paintings made into this years Christmas Card. There was lots of holly and ivy on the table for everyone to paint. However, we decided that getting the “right” colour of green for the holly was a bit difficult! …

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