This Week’s Art

This week has seen a lot of art being made:) Tuesday daytime – I was teaching my Art Spirit Painter’s Group how to paint a tall ship Tuesday evening I was doing a watercolour horse demonstration to Sully Art Group Friday afternoon was spent with my growing Tonteg Art Spirit Painter’s group where we painted a Moroccan doorway and on Saturday morning I gave a one … Continue reading This Week’s Art

How to paint a Rhodesian Ridgeback

She is drop-dead gorgeous, is tan year round and commands authority whenever she appears! Who other than Berk – the most stunning Rhodesian Ridgeback I have ever seen. Her Mum Whitney has asked me to paint her two Ridgebacks and so here I present Berk. My initial pencil drawing was the basis for the subsequent watercolour washes. Over a few days I added more form … Continue reading How to paint a Rhodesian Ridgeback

Knock on Wood – original woodpecker painting

I loved painting this original woodpecker in watercolour! He has fabulous feathers and colourings and his pose was so paintable. I used Arches hot pressed 100% cotton rag paper and took it slowly; building washes one at a time. He was overlaid about 3 times and I only added the final details and accents right at the end. Woodpeckers are such dapper birds! For the … Continue reading Knock on Wood – original woodpecker painting

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

GSD Art Demo in watercolour – How to paint an Alsatian

Started painting this stunning Alsatian a day or so ago for a lady called Katie. Charlie belongs to the clan MacKenzie and I am building up his Scottish tartan kerchief slowly but surely. Here are the very early stages of his portrait which will need much more work before completion so watch this space… Continue reading GSD Art Demo in watercolour – How to paint an Alsatian