I promised Pat and the rest of the Solihull group that I would put the different stages of the Clematis painting on my blog so that they could finish their paintings, so here they are. Well done everyone…a good day’s work! Scroll down to see the reference photo.
I’ve been experimenting with wet in wet, watercolour pencils and the bluebells today. I owe my inspiration to one Paul Lovering, an excellent artist/designer. (Check out his work at Flickr Lovering Arts) While cropping my picture in photoshop, I added one or two effects and quite like how it came out! What do you think?
They will be late this year, the bluebells, so we will have to look forward to them as we paint them at the studio workshop on Saturday. We’ll have a go at something like this sketch which is a scene at lovely Coton Manor gardens in Northamptonshire. The bluebell wood there is stunning at it’s beautiful best in May. Clouds of sweet smelling pale blue heavenliness…I do not exaggerate!
Had a lovely time at Newark Art Club workshop. Sixteen painters. The pebbles subject made us think a lot about tones, textures and translucent cast shadows. There were some beautiful paintings for our show at the end of the day.
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