giovedì 24 novembre 2016

"bacche di tamaro" - black byrony


© 2016 JANE MINTER
"BACCHE DI TAMARO"
Black Byrony
DISCREA COMMUNIS 
WATERCOLOUR WASH 
CANSON MONTVAL 

AN INITIAL WATERCOLOUR STUDY EXPLORING THESE  BEAUTIFUL WILD RED BERRIES OF BLACK BYRONY WHICH CAN BE FOUND ENTWINING AND CLIMBING THE TREES .

lunedì 10 ottobre 2016

FRANCE PAINTING HOLIDAY



My sincere thanks to Bix and Drew for hosting my watercolour workshop in September at Bandouille http://francepaintingholiday.com/ . Thank you to all the wonderful guests who joined us for the week . It was such a pleasure to paint with you all. 


FRANCE PAINTING HOLIDAY
BANDOUILLE  PAINTING AT THE MONASTERY  
Chiche , Duex Sevres, Poitou Charentes,France
 http://francepaintingholiday.com/

venerdì 17 giugno 2016

Biennial International Prize "Marche d'Acqua" Fabriano Watercolour 2016.

PREMIO INTERNAZIONALE DI ACQUARELLO "MARCHE D'ACQUA" Fabriano WATERCOLOUR 2016
Biennial International Prize "Marche d'Acqua" Fabriano Watercolour 2016




It's an honor to be one of the 48 invited artists participating in
Biennial International Prize "Marche d'Acqua" Fabriano Watercolour 2016.
A word of special thanks to Valentina Verlato for my kind nomination.

For further details and news on the exhibition:


PAPER AND WATERMARK MUSEUM FABRIANO
 MUSEO DELLA CARTE E DELLA FILIGRANA FABRIANO ITALY
http://museodellacarta.com
http://www.museodellacarta.com/docs/leattivita/acquerello.asp

FACEBOOK PAGE :

Biennial International Prize "Marche d'Acqua" Fabriano Watercolour 2016

https://www.facebook.com/gip2303/






venerdì 3 giugno 2016

giovedì 5 maggio 2016

mercoledì 20 aprile 2016

dry dock - waterline iv


© 2016 JANE MINTER
DRY DOCK  - WATERLINE IV
watercolour wash
W&N NAPLES YELLOW + MAIMERI VENEZIA CYAN BLUE
CANSON MOULIN DU ROY HOT PRESS 300 g/m2  

......carrying on with the series of watercolour washes inspired by the boat hulls in dry dock 

rusty old keys


© 2016 JANE MINTER
"RUSTY OLD KEYS"
WATERCOLOUR STILL LIFE
 Fabriano COLD PRESS  300g/m2 

lunedì 11 aprile 2016

old keys


© 2016 JANE MINTER
"OLD KEYS"
WATERCOLOUR STILL LIFE
photo showing section of painting  A1 sheet   
 Fabriano COLD PRESS  300g/m2 

giovedì 3 marzo 2016

palette knife

© 2016 JANE MINTER
watercolour wash
CANSON MOULIN DU ROY HOT PRESS 300 g/m2  
 a small watercolour wash made using a palette knife


ORIENTIAL PLANE TREE FRUITS # 3


© 2016 JANE MINTER
"oriential PLANE TREE FRUITS "
WIP  SHOWING INITIAL WET IN WET WATERCOLOUR WASH
A1  Fabriano COLD PRESS 3600g/m2  
© 2016 JANE MINTER
                               

lunedì 29 febbraio 2016

mercoledì 17 febbraio 2016

oriental plane tree branch


© 2016 JANE MINTER
"oriential PLANE TREE BRANCH + FRUITS "
 WATERCOLOUR STUDY
 Fabriano COLD PRESS 600g/m2  


Another watercolour study showing a section of a larger painting (full sheet ) of a simple branch with fruits of an  oriential plane tree .... "direct observation" from nature painted from life 

oriental plane tree fruits


© 2016 JANE MINTER
"oriential PLANE TREE FRUITS"
INITIAL WATERCOLOUR STUDY 
 Fabriano COLD PRESS  300g/m2 



© 2016 JANE MINTER
"oriential PLANE TREE FRUITS"
 WATERCOLOUR STUDY
 Fabriano COLD PRESS  300g/m2 

sabato 2 gennaio 2016

watercolour wash

2015 © JANE MINTER

WATERCOLOUR WASH week # 1
SIZE : 10 x 15cm 
PAPER : CANSON MONTVAL- COLD PRESS - 300 g/m2
BRUSHES : flat brush 50mm / 2"  + round 12
WATERCOLOURS :  PHTALO TURQUOISE (W&N) + RAW SIENNA (W&N) + RAW UMBER (W&N) + MARS BROWN (MAIMERI BLU)
TECHNIQUE : "wet in wet"
link : http://washaweekchallenge.blogspot.it/

......wishing everyone a very HAPPY NEW YEAR !




martedì 8 dicembre 2015

venerdì 4 dicembre 2015

TEXTURES - CYPRUS BLACK SALT FLAKES


2015 © JANE MINTER
Cyprus black salt flakes   
 "Cypro"  white sea salt flakes with activated charcoal


2015 © JANE MINTER
MONTHLY CHALLENGE  SALT
Cyprus black salt flakes  + tinted wet wash
Canson Fontenay 300g/m2

applying black salt very finely grinded on wet wash ...the black is the charcoal of the black salt


2015 © JANE MINTER
MONTHLY CHALLENGE  SALT
 Cyprus black salt flakes + colbalt violet Maimeriblu  
 Canson Fontenay 300g/m2

3 seperate watercolour  washes....exploring mixing watercolour with salt and then applying with flat brush directly on paper wet on dry ( black salt with grinder was added in some areas)  

giovedì 3 dicembre 2015

TEXTURES - BLACK SALT + WATERCOLOUR


2015 © JANE MINTER
MONTHLY CHALLENGE  SALT
Cyprus black salt flakes   
 "Cypro"  white sea salt flakes with activated charcoal



 
2015 © JANE MINTER
Violetta di cobalto 
 colbalt violet - Maimeri Blu

2015 © JANE MINTER
MONTHLY CHALLENGE  # SALT
Cyprus black salt flakes  + Violetta di cobalto
 Canson Fontenay 300g/m2
 working flat 

2015 © JANE MINTER
MONTHLY CHALLENGE  # SALT
Cyprus black salt flakes  + Violetta di cobalto 
Canson Fontenay 300g/m2
gently tilting the paper  after the salt is applied 

.....above are 3 examples of black salt flakes grinded finely on various washes of violet colbalt "wet on dry"

I'm sharing the first of two posts I made earlier on in the year for the monthly challenge with salt from "WASH A WEEK CHALLENGE"



sabato 28 novembre 2015

martedì 24 novembre 2015

St.Martin's Summer


© 2015 JANE MINTER
"COMMON CHICORY"
CICHORIUM INTYBUS
WATERCOLOUR SKETCH
WILD BLUE FLOWERS # 1
ERBE DEI CAMPI - LA CICORIA COMUNE
painted from life

As November finishes the fields and meadows are still a mass of wild flowers and herbs. A quick and simple watercolour sketch of one of many wild blue flowers .