Painting Dogs in Watercolour

Just lately I have been commissioned to paint a Chihuahua and an Alsatian (German Shepherd) in watercolour. I am a professional artist based in Pontypridd, South Wales, UK and take dog portrait commissions. If you would like more details please contact me – Alison Fennell – via my email – eastwitching@hotmail.com Prices start at £75 plus p&p for an original dog portrait at size 8×10 inches. … Continue reading Painting Dogs in Watercolour

Art Blossoms Painting Days – Spring 2014 Programme Now Out!

For anyone living in the South Wales area (or beyond!) I am pleased to announce my next watercolour workshop programme starting in January 2014. You will find a selection of painting days to choose from – all suitable for beginners and up – which will equip you with the fundamental watercolour  techniques to improve your painting and have more fun with it. My workshops have … Continue reading Art Blossoms Painting Days – Spring 2014 Programme Now Out!

Messing about with nastursiums in watercolour

So disappointing  – my real nastursium seedlings are taking a hammering by greenfly so yesterday I finally gave in and sprayed them with bug spray. I hope they pull through as I love their tumultuous tumbling oranges, reds and yellows . Meantime I started a loose nastursium watercolour as part of a demo I did at the Kestral Art Society in Pencoed, Bridgend last Thursday. … Continue reading Messing about with nastursiums in watercolour

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!

Art Demo – Watercolour Fly Agaric Mushrooms

Now I am really hooked – been drawing more mushrooms this morning and painting their fragile, pulpy yet paper fibrous stalks – love them – so tactile and cute. I love their random nobbliness and charm – carefree and child-like.                 Here’s how I did them.                 Paper is Arches Hot … Continue reading Art Demo – Watercolour Fly Agaric Mushrooms