Collage and watercolour combo (everything blue is watercolour paint, everything else is paper collage). The image is a stencil I cut several years ago.
Sunday, 31 July 2016
Friday, 29 July 2016
Video tutorials are so handy for learning techniques. I found the tute for this mountain scene on Youtube, and the outline sketch was conveniently also in my 'Trace and Paint' book, so I was able to pencil in a few guide lines and then paint right along with Arnold Lowrey. I'm quite pleased with it.
Thursday, 14 July 2016
I love bright, lively loose watercolour paintings so I'm trying to learn how to create that look. I used watercolour paints for the initial washes, then some detail over the top with watercolour pens. I'm making a lot of mistakes but hopefully learning from them, and it's fun to use such lovely bright cheerful colours.
Monday, 11 July 2016
Ever put a half-finished project aside in order to start a new one? Well, I do. And I do it A LOT! I have dozens of half-finished paintings, collages, decorative plaques and even cards (I know - can I really not even finish a CARD?!) all neatly organised and waiting for completion. I'm embarrassed to admit some of them have been knocking around for several years! Usually, I'm too excited working on something new to revisit these old neglected friends, but this morning I woke up and had the urge to finish a decorative bird picture that I started about 7 years ago! So I did, and I now have a lovely feeling of satisfaction and closure! It's paper collage over a watercolour background.
I like the bright colours so much I've put him in a frame on my studio wall!
Unfortunately I don't have the urge to work my way through all my unfinished projects, but one less is one less!
Sunday, 3 July 2016
Thursday, 7 April 2016
The very water-soluble ink in my Rotring art pen has caused me problems when attempting to add watercolour washes over a sketch, so I tried it the other way round - sketching the ink over a dried watercolour background. Just a scribble, but I quite like it.