Tuesday, 31 March 2015

How to paint Ullswater Daffodils

Wordsworth Daffodil poem is 200 years old today, so had to go and see these little beauties on the shores of Ullswater. I love painting this scene and feel it's the start of Spring, even with gale force winds and fresh snow on the tops forecast. I managed a quick sketch of the distant fells and came back to work in the warmth of my studio!
 A limited palette of colours, was used to paint  Ullswater Daffodils in watercolours, a loose wet in wet approach in the distance and warmth hues with more detail in the foreground trees.
 Bright Primary Yellows are used for the Daffodils and Winsor Blue helps give strength and tonal values to the grasses and leaves.
 Ullswater Daffodils is the first project painting on my 2nd Online course and it's a wonderful colourful tour around other Lakeland scenes for the six projects 'Tarn Hows and Buttermere in Winter, a walk onto the fells above Windermere in Autumn, down on the shores of Derwentwater and a walk through a Bluebell wood at Grasmere. If you fancy learning a few new techniques in watercolour and would like to sign up for my Online watercolour course.
Or if you fancy outdoor painting in the Lake District I have places available on Monday 22nd to Thursday 25th June this course is based at Grasmere and we will be painting Rydal water suitable for beginners and Intermediate

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