Roses from a friend – painted

My friend gave me a bunch of gorgeous roses from her garden a couple of months ago, and I immediately took pictures so I could paint them. Watercolour paints and paper at the ready Several failed attempts later I was happy with this one, painted freehand with the brush as my pencil.   Hate...

Watercolour Painting Techniques Require Frequent Practice

When studying watercolour painting techniques, I kept hearing "Practise, practise, practise!"Any discipline, be it physical or mental, involves practising. A marathon runner needs daily practice, so do artists. In order to get better at art, you can start your day in the studio with warm-up exercises, such as colour mixes or trying different brushes...

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Roses are red, or apricot

I painted a watercolour close focus picture of a beautiful rose from my friend’s garden, and presented it to her for Christmas. Loved doing all the glazing in this one. 8in x 8in Fabiano cold pressed paper and Art Spectrum paints....

Look Beneath

More artwork

Watercolour is my current obsession! I am discovering the joys of using some delicious Australian watercolours. Made by Art Spectrum, they are so juicy and vibrant. Primoses is on A4 Stonehenge watercolour paper Look Beneath is 15cm x 20cm approx, and on Arches 300gsm cold pressed paper....

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