I was trembling in my boots when a lady I know asked me to paint a white duck for her. Painting white feathers onto white paper in watercolour means you simply have to use some colour! But which one(s)?I took a while to paint this as I was very nervous about each wash as I layered it on. I feel excited about the result and … Continue reading Hello Ducky
This morning I had the urge to put pencil to paper and geese were on my mind. They appeal to me because of their associations with fairytales and golden eggs and a bit of magic. They also make good guard dogs and one once bit my father’s thumb really badly. I use big A3 pads of cheap paper from Poundstretcher etc so that when I … Continue reading Sketching Geese in Pencil
Finally! Walked dog, done washing, cleaned kitchen and had lunch. What a marathon. Now I can sit down to paint. Here is my earlier post about a white chicken’s head that I painted in watercolour. https://eastwitching.com/2013/02/16/i-will-paint-a-white-chicken-if-it-kills-me/ Today I am starting afresh with a new chicken and am going to have a bash at painting her. I am pleased with the drawing which took me ages … Continue reading Art Demo – white chicken in watercolour
I have been prevented from painting many animals that are white – why? Because I can’t do it! I find it very hard to paint white fur and feathers convincingly. Painting white on white watercolour paper is of course very tricky. To quote a famous artist “With the tools of darkness he labours after light”. But some artists manage it beautifully – so there must … Continue reading I will paint a white chicken if it kills me!
Had the urge to get some stunning poultry photos yesterday and these 3 lovelies are what I found! What do you think? A pure white hen scratching for corn, a pheasant looking like he’s on the run and a sophisticated and proud cockerel that I am dying to paint. But – first things first. I drew the cockerel on a large A3 pad with a … Continue reading Feeling Fowl? Paint a chicken!
Buying prints is one thing but we all know how often they languish against walls or get piled on top of wardrobes because we can’t get round to framing them. Let me help you there. With my stretched canvas prints and framed prints from Society6 all the donkey work has been done for both you and I. I upload my super high res images that … Continue reading Nursery Art to go!