Monthly Archives: January 2016

Lesson 3 – cobalt blue

This seems to be quite a novel way of learning watercolours – taking each blue and discovering the what, why and how of it. So, what did we learn? Cobalt blue: semi-opaque, warm, makes good greys, Mediterranean skies, interesting greens, granulates … Continue reading

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Prussian blue

Lesson 2 was prussian blue… and skies. We actually started with the big sky which was great – full of strength and allowing it to ‘happen’. The only two colours on this painting are prussian blue and brown madder. The … Continue reading

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Another lino cut

Another lino cut – going to be printed as a two colour reduction so I thought I’d scan it before it had the second colour. And then I cleaned the roller on a piece and printed the second cut over … Continue reading

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#1 and #2…

…of the first painting in the first class. I was not happy with it – and although I know that every piece does not have to be a masterpiece – I felt that I had not handled it very well … Continue reading

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First lesson…

My first (ever) watercolour painting lesson. Interesting class… nice and small. Can see I’m going to get through a lot of paper! We were using French Ultramarine today. Mine seems very granulating. And it doesn’t scan well. And this is the … Continue reading

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