Sunday, 27 September 2015

Hydrangeas and foxgloves in watercolours

Next doors Hydrangeas kept grabbing my attention when I walked by.
I thought they would make a great watercolour subject, so Saunders Waterford 200 lbs paper was taped down, masking fluid was loosely painted in with a colour shaper. Then the fun began, Opera Rose, sung, lemon yellow zinged and Cobalt turquoise and Blue did the lead in. All wet in wet.

When the paint was dry the masking fluid was gently rubbed away. A few pencil marks showed the way, lots of negative shapes helped to bring positive flowers into full bloom.

The joy of watercolours, I feel is never quite knowing and letting the painting dictate.

Hydrangeas in watercolours 

I enjoyed my flower experience so much, the Foxgloves demanded I have a go.
 With just a few more blooms to paint 

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Painting in watercolors


Painted in Watercolours

I'm loving painting these tonal views of the Lake District. With no pre sketching it's straight in with the brush and paint. Lots of thinking where the brush mark will go mind, and masses of clean water. 
It's a great way to start and understand the flow and excitement of watercolour painting. A few brushes, paper and a few tubes of paint is all you need. Quite a cheap hobby I think!!

If you fancy having a go at watercolours and no idea where to start or what paper to use, my online course is ideal.With personal feedback  on every project 
it's a great way to start painting watercolours and get the Bug!
Suddenly nature and the landscape take on a whole new meaning
It's fantastic.

Online watercolour course £55.00 for six projects with
colour tags, sketches, step by step instructions and material list.

Friday, 4 September 2015

Pastel Online course

The first project an easy seascape.

Fancy painting in  Pastels, no idea where to start, what paper or Soft, Hard or Oil Pastels?
This unique Pastel course will guide you through techniques, materials, composition and how to create subtle yet dramatic paintings. Fancy a change from watercolors, this is the perfect medium.

Painting in pastels has given me so much confidence with tonal values, painting light and dark and creating the images I see in the Landscape.The pastel course includes six projects with individual feedback with each painting you produce.

I know you will be delighted with your paintings that you will produce, it will open up a totally new dimension to your work.

Number two a tonal lake scene,

Three and we see a little tree action and reflections

Poppy power is number four, I know you will love this one

Number five, warm subtle shades to create a harmonies and evening glow.

Finishing with a scene that brings everything you have learned together.

With regular email updates this six project course is going to be so exciting and 
a perfect start to Pastel painting.

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Autumn Morning Derwentwater

Autumn Morning Derwentwater

Painted in Watercolours

This full imperial size Original painting measures 30 x 21 inches

For sale on Etsy  

Quite daunting painting on this scale. The first brush stroke is the one that causes the heart to race. You glance at the brush, then at the paper and it's like jumping into
 a deep pond of watercolour wash! 
But all worth the journey, watercolour washes are given room to move, flow and merge together