*Began this with quick graphite pencil lines, did a little shading....then added some coloured pencil work, watercolour washes, and a little gouache. These are drawn from memory and imagination. I like to begin something with a rush of linework, whether I have visual information to work from or not. It’s kind of fun not knowing exactly... Continue Reading →
*I painted this on A4 220gsm Canson drawing paper - it holds washes surprisingly well, for a drawing paper. I began with some quick lines using a “Faber-Castell, Dark Sepia Pitt” artist pen, and then added watercolour. These are a few of the many landscapes I’ve attempted in recent months. I’m finding this quite a... Continue Reading →
Watercolour, Inktense block colour, graphite pencil, on Strathmore 300gsm 5” x 7” watercolour paper. For the underlying drawing I used a brush that I continually swished over a black Derwent Inktense block. I so enjoy the vivid colours of the Inktense pencils I use, that I recently purchased a set of 12 Inktense blocks, with... Continue Reading →
Painted with gouache and a little watercolour, on Strathmore 300 gsm watercolour paper - 5” x 7”. Day 10 of the World Watercolour Month challenge. I’m glad that gouache was an allowable part of this challenge. You can make lovely transparent washes with them, and also achieve a painterly look, similar to acrylics and oils.... Continue Reading →
Watercolour, watersoluble graphite pencil, watersoluble coloured pencils, and gouache...on Strathmore 300gsm watercolour paper. Size: approx. 16cm x 11cm. Day 2 of the World Watercolour Month challenge. Some aspects work ok....though too tight, and muddy in places! All good fun. 🙂 Hmm, don’t think I’ll add this to my ongoing flower series. Thanks for visiting!
Another one for my flower series. A while back, I painted this in an app called, “Art Rage”. I’ve printed it onto a lovely %100 cotton paper, and added it to my art I have for sale in my local area. I have some small art prints, and may eventually add a few small pencil... Continue Reading →
To get on with some watercolour practice, I’ve pre-sliced quite a lot of various types of watercolour paper into A5 size and smaller. Generally I like to work fairly small on paper and canvas; usually no bigger than an A3 size. It enables me to begin and finish something in a shorter space of time.... Continue Reading →
I began this with graphite pencil and watercolour on paper, then with the “Scanner Pro” app brought it into the iPad. I had not left enough white on the flowers, so in the “Procreate” app I lifted some whites out (freehand) with the eraser. Also added a little more colour here and there before printing... Continue Reading →