A Long Time Coming: New Rustic Watercolours

Finally! After incubating in a half-finished state for about 2 months I completed a steer and a white chicken this morning! Such a good feeling to complete them and tie up loose ends. The chicken was particularly difficult for me as I am not very good at painting white animals onto white paper! I hope you feel she looks ok? Also on the back-burner for … Continue reading A Long Time Coming: New Rustic Watercolours

I will paint a white chicken if it kills me!

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!

Feeling Fowl? Paint a chicken!

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!