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
This Thursday I had two ladies – Christine and Barbara – come to my home studio for a watercolour painting day. They are members of Pentyrch Art Society and I have also know Christine from when we were both painting at Arnold Lowrey’s watercolour classes years and years ago. There was much chat about types of paint, brands of paper and models of palettes and … Continue reading Art Blossom Day
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
Now I have established a basic foundation of raw sienna and burnt sienna washes with some cool greys, blues and greens for contrast I am going to focus on getting those eyes. Click on the image to bring it up nice and big and you can see the stages it took to complete the eye. To complete the face I continued with darkening colours and … Continue reading Art Demo – Painting a Young Stag in Watercolour Part 2 & Final
Here we are for the last part of this demo (the earlier part can be seen here). I looked at the ladybird after having left it for 2 days. It looked too weak and I decided it needs strengthening up with richer washes of red yellow and more details around the head, legs and spots. The painting to the left is the finished result. So … Continue reading Art Demo – Ladybird in Watercolour Part 2 Final