At the Quarry

Watercolour, graphite pencil, watersoluble pencils, on 4” x 6” Arches 300gsm, watercolour paper. Day 26 of the World Watercolour Month challenge. These are rocky outcrops along the edges of our local creek, in an area called “the Quarry”.   It’s a popular swimming spot, with quite clean, clear water...though the colour of the water may not... Continue Reading →

Leaves, Hills and Valleys – in Gouache and Watercolour

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 and watersoluble graphite pencil on Strathmore 300gsm watercolour card. Size: approx. 6cm x 9cm. Aqua-mini Sennelier watercolour set.  Day 5 of the World Watercolour Month challenge. I bought 50 of these blank ACEO sized cards a couple of years ago; a tiny format popular with some artists. There’s more info on this link here. I... Continue Reading →

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