Tuesday, 27 February 2018

'Watercolour Basics and Beyond' - Part Three

The April edition of Leisure Painter is in the shops now. It includes part four of my series 'Watercolour basics and beyond'. This month I talk about the wet-in-wet technique, which is a tricky but exciting way of working with watercolour.
The main painting, which I did as an example, is 'Braveheart', one of the steam locomotives at Dartmouth Steam Railway, Paignton station.

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Ongar Art Society

I visited Ongar Art Society, in Essex last Thursday for a watercolour demonstration. Still life was requested so I took along these few items and set them up on a little stage. I lit the arrangement from above with a lamp.
Painted on a stretched sheet of half imperial Bockingford 200lb NOT watercolour paper.

Thursday, 1 February 2018

One-day Workshop ~ 'Boats in Watercolour'

Had an enjoyable day at Kingskerswell Art Group on Tuesday. A one-day workshop on the tricky subject of 'Boats in Watercolour'. Everyone was enthusiastic and worked pretty hard to achieve some good, loose impressions.
Here are a few of my demo's from the day.

'Watercolour Basics and Beyond' - Part Three

Part 3 of my year-long series of 'Watercolour Basics and Beyond' is in the March issue of Leisure Painter. This month I am talking about the graded wash technique.