Tag Archives: watercolours

Quick sketch on location

I did this quick sketch of the friend’s house I stayed at in south Spain. The sketch was done on location and the watercolour added later when I came home. I tried to do a painting of the house from … Continue reading

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Added salt…

Wanted to try my hand at flowers – which I find so difficult! So the sunflowers turned into a watercolour. First one, then two. And I added salt. The singleton was painted flower first, then background. The double flower was … Continue reading

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Two cats…two reactions…

I had to visit my MiL last weekend as it was her birthday and she was in hospital. So I stayed at her house and looked after her cat for 3 days. You would have thought it would be grateful … 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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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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Third sky, second Martello tower..

I painted this Martello tower looking out toward the sea last time, but I also took a photo from the sea looking back at it over the sand dunes. This was the sky I took while at at seaside last … Continue reading

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