Mad About the Koi, watercolor koi paintings

Just recently I had a hankering to paint those gorgeous koi carp. Their dramatic and wild orange red splotches against the white of their body were just begging to be captured in watercolour. I imagined painting them fast and loose at the early stages using wet into wet technique. That was what I did and it was a thrilling experience. I loved how the orange … Continue reading Mad About the Koi, watercolor koi paintings

Painting Beetroots as a still life in gouache

For a bit of fun I decided that I would have a go at painting a bunch of beetroots in gouache – in an illustrative, quirky style. I drew the beets right onto the stretched watercolor paper freehand without too much detail. Then I painted in the¬†beetroots using purple reds. GOUACHE¬†WINS – over watercolour in that you can add light hues over darks. This is … Continue reading Painting Beetroots as a still life in gouache

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

Come along to my Friday Private View – Art Sale

Today I am launching a mini exhibition and art sale via my online gallery – http://www.eastwitchinganimalart.co.uk For the lover of original art you will find a range of my works on paper to browse. There are pastels, watercolours and line drawings to choose from. So – pour yourself a glass of wine and sit and let your eyes wander! Enjoy – Alison To come to … Continue reading Come along to my Friday Private View – Art Sale