Friday, 4 February 2011

Messing about on the water

'Messing about on the water' Watercolour by Jane Ward

I've wanted to paint this scene in Staithes for years, checking back in my sketchbook it was in fact 2001. So just the perfect study to get back into the watercolours after a couple of disastrous days of Acrylics. To let you know where Staithes is, a small picture postcard village on the North Yorkshire coast. Full of many painting opportunities and fairly peaceful. I used a limited palette of Cobalt Blue, Yellow Ochre and surprising no Permanent Rose but Warm Orange. Which has found itself a happy home in my paintbox.

Another harbour scene this time in 'Mousehole' I'll let you know how I get on with it.

1 comment:

Kay said...

lovely painting.. funny I was messing with acrylics and getting frustrated. watercolors or oils and I am fine!