Wow - coloured pencil work using the advanced layering and burnishing techniques I've just learned is SLOW! It takes hours and hours to do very little. Quite a lot of patience is required, which is a definite challenge for me. I'm starting to get a feel for it though - this is my first piece done completely solo - no tutorial. Not perfect, but not too bad for a beginner.
Monday, 27 March 2017
I've decided to study botanical painting. I'm studying from various books and am also taking an online course. I'm learning both coloured pencil and watercolour, both of which lend themselves well to botanical portraits. There's a LOT to learn, but here are some of my first efforts! These are all watercolours done in tutorials.
Friday, 23 December 2016
Tuesday, 13 December 2016
More seasonal painting! I love snow scenes.
I used to keep my Distress Ink pads in a drawer and hardly ever used them. But I recently bought a nice wooden storage unit for them (second hand but in perfect condition. Total bargain!) and now that I can see them all displayed for easy access, I'm suddenly inspired to use them.
I used a mask/stencil to get the basic outline for the trees in the background, then painted them in freehand with a waterbrush (ink pads smeared onto my glass tabletop for a palette). I painted the hare freehand with a waterbrush, using several layers of soft colour.
Saturday, 15 October 2016
Abstract seascape using watercolour and black ink. I was experimenting so I painted several, and these were the most successful. I like the breezy feel of this one.
Slightly dodgy photo of this one, as it was too big to scan.