With Christmas nearly here I thought some viewers may be interested in painting a robin. They are real characters aren’t they? They claim your back garden as their own turf and defend it feistily. The robin song is a delight and today I found this lovely short clip of a robin singing away – it is worth a listen if only to get … Continue reading How to Paint a Robin in Watercolour
There are so many brilliant watercolour artists around these days aren’t there? Just a brief search on Google brings up a plethora of distinctive styles all using this elegant and mercurial medium. There are many techniques, approaches and special additives you can add to watercolour to experiment further with different effects. Being immersed in art we all feed off one another to a degree – one … Continue reading Top 5 Qualities I Strive for in my Watercolours
Had a busy week this week completing two more watercolour dog commissions. I also painted a hare in a midnight countryside scene as one of my demos for my weekly art class. I loved painting this grand old corgi as his face and eyes are so full of joy and love. I used pale watercolour washes of Raw Sienna, Winsor Violet and Cerulean Blue to … Continue reading New Paintings this Week – watercolour dogs and a watercolour hare
Updated October 2016 – Want to learn WATERCOLOUR? Come and join my weekly Friday drop-in watercolour class! Contact me Alison Fennell on 07415 801 844 or at firstname.lastname@example.org In Tonteg community centre, Tonteg near Pontypridd. It’s £12 per 3 hour session. I cater for all levels and we are a fun, relaxed group of around 12. Please bring your own materials and equipment and … Continue reading Watercolour Classes Cardiff/Pontypridd 2017-17
I’d like to introduce a cute collection of woodland animals that I painted in watercolour. They are a chubby brown bear, a curious kit, a demure bunny and an innocent fawn. The charm of woodland animals makes them lovely subjects for nurseries and to give them just a hint of flora too I painted a watercolour wreath featuring green leaves and orange berries – just … Continue reading Woodland Nursery Wreath Collection
I was recently asked to paint a robin for somebody’s Dad for Xmas and coupled with the fact that I am also hosting 3 watercolour workshops in the next 2 weeks featuring how to paint a robin I thought I would be clever and combine the two. So here he or she is – a simple robin with the well-loved scarlet breast and a cute … Continue reading Art Demo – How to Paint a Robin in Watercolour
How about a ravishing red poppy to send off the fabulous British summer we have had? I used Arches hot pressed 90lbs paper (unstretched) and Cadmium Scarlet, Cadmium Yellow, Sap Green, and Winsor Blue to paint this simple poppy. Double click on the images to bring them up nice and big. Here is the outline if you want to use it – or use … Continue reading Summer’s Final Flame
That’s it! I’ve decided to really go outside my painting size comfort zone. Now “big” to me is A3 as I am usually an 8×10 inch kind of girl. Also I can’t go bigger than A3 as my scanner won’t take it and I want to be able to scan my artwork and make cards and possible prints in the future. The reason – this … Continue reading Busying Around Ready to Paint a Big Massive Hare!
This week I held another Art Blossoms Painting Day (I refuse to use the word “workshop” as it conjures up images of people doing difficult and unpleasant activities and anyway art isn’t work!) Two sisters – Mary and Pam came over from Tonyrefail and Efail Isaf respectively to build on their watercolour skills. They had requested activities on flowers and animals and some general watercolour … Continue reading What you can do with some watercolour and paper!
What a fun morning we ladies had down at the Woodlands pavilion yesterday. Situated in Pencoed just outside Bridgend in South Wales the low level building is surrounded by lush mature shrubs and trees and wide open green spaces making it a gorgeous location to come for a morning of watercolour. Below are some photos of artists in action! The day was boiling hot but … Continue reading An Art Blossoms Morning with Pencoed’s Kestral Art Group