Most artists I know are devils for getting new art technique books. Books give us hope and inspiration and impetus! I have bought many, many books over the years and there are a few that I would never part with as they have become sacred to me. Below I share my 3 top go to art books; my bibles as I call them. As you … Continue reading What’s your Watercolour Bible?
Today I had Jude and Claire back for their second joint painting day. They chose to focus on painting reflections. We really got into the nitty gritty with analysis of the anatomy of a reflections and let loose with soem very flamboyant and powerful abstract shapes. I feel these were just stunning and Claire and Jude were over the moon with their work too. I … Continue reading Abstractions and Reflections – Watercolour Painting Day
Well for some reason I have the urge to get into my pastel portrait painting more deeply – so of course I had to get a few more BITS for my pastel set-up now didn’t I!? First my big collection of UNISON soft pastels needed complementing with a BIG set of Prismacolor Nu pastels which are hard. These I need for doing very fine touches … Continue reading Been Art Shopping – always a good thing to do!
Sometimes you can carry on too long with a painting. I recently prepared a magnolia watercolour demo for an upcoming class I have. I painted the flowers and petals and stems in stages and took shots as the painting developed. At the point where I had defined the flowers and stems sufficiently (photo above) I thought it needed a background and so picked a green … Continue reading Watercolour Jumping off Points