Category Archives: Painting a day

One pear – two pictures

I have some water-colour pencils that I have never really used and I had a pear (found on a bench). Never really liked pencil crayons… but I see that they have their uses. Then I watched a video demonstration of … Continue reading

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It just takes two…

… colours that is. An experiment in just using 2 colours and one picture. Changes values and emphasis. Some subtleties are lost in the scanning. First one in Indigo and Cadmium Red (and a tiny touch of Raw Sienna in … Continue reading

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Lessons 4 & 5…

Lessons 4 & 5 – indigo and cerulean blues. Both cool, indigo opaque, cerulean semi-opaque. This is an interesting way to learn about the colours and how they work together, limited palette, minimal drawing, wet-in-wet (and fingers crossed!) and taking me … Continue reading

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Sweet peas 2

Just a little sketch of some more sweet peas. Yes, Carol they do grow more flowers… you have to stop them forming the seed pods ‘cos if the seeds pods form they think their job is done! I had hoped to do … Continue reading

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68p well invested…

Special from local supermarket – only 68p so worth every penny. Started painting in morning and ended up doing the rest in late afternoon and the light had moved! But it got me painting again. Though this may need some … Continue reading

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Halloween!

Pumpkins are a big thing now in the UK but I remember my mum making lanterns out of turnips* or swedes (the vegetable)… and apple-bobbing but was that when we had Americans living next door? I don’t recall but then I … Continue reading

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Plus de pêches…

Redolent of summer – had to paint before I ate them all!   It was this previous painting of peaches that convinced me that I could do this painting lark.  

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