Past Posts - Sharing the Journey
Black Tulip Magnolia
My process in creating a floral work of Black Tulip Magnolia
Painting from Life
Painting from life adds so much to the journey of a painting. Of course it is not always possible and so we do need a good collection of reference material.
Understanding colour mixing in watercolour is so important if fresh bright and clean colours are wanted.
Playtime with Bertie
Having just purchased a few new pigments from Holbein I was keen to test them in a painting.
Using a Palette Knife
Not all floral paintings need to be pretty. By choosing to paint Artichokes it allows the use of darker colours and plenty of texture.
Mixing fresh secondary colour Purple
wet into wet and wet on dry watercolour techniques
With fewer tubes of pigment and learning everything about them will help your paintings work
Lucious Darks to paint Hollyhocks
Making the Final Tweaks
There are always a few final tweaks needed when painting
Painting in black and white for watercolour
Painting a floral in watercolour
Painting in Monochromatic
Using our values to paint Monochromatic
Mixing bright secondary colours
Hide and Seek
Starting from a simple inspiration and using your creative mind to work intuitively and finding your way to the completion of the painting. A favourite way of creating an Original work every time.
Finding new art products to try
It's About the Challenge
Challenge your observation skills, brush strokes and though process will all improve
Black Swan and Cygnet
Mix juicy darks, lift out and create texture for the feathers
Leap of Faith with Abstracts
Creating Abstract in purely watercolour is a slow process of building on washes with glazes, texture and more mark making until you feel you are happy and can call it done.
Painting of Fringe Freddie
Making all the "what I need" decisions before you start painting will ensure you can focus on the magic of water and pigment and not on what next!