mercoledì 9 aprile 2014

domenica 6 aprile 2014

watercolour textures on synthetic coated paper




© 2014 JANE MINTER
mark making # vii 
watercolour textures
PINK - W&N perm rose  XBLOCK MAGENTA
section of watercolour wash 
printing roller + PC gloss  inkjet photo paper 

© 2014 JANE MINTER
mark making # viii 
watercolour textures
PINK - W&N perm rose  XBLOCK MAGENTA
section of watercolour wash 
printing roller + PC gloss printing paper 




venerdì 4 aprile 2014

watercolour on synthetic coated paper



© 2014 JANE MINTER
mark making # vi 
black Schmincke
watercolour wash 
printing roller + PC gloss printing paper 


.....another small wash painted on plastic coated inkjet paper . The paint was applied with a brush and a printing roller .From a distance the pattern created reminds me of a night time view of a glass façade . The plastic  coated  surface of the printing paper is fascinating to work on .It appears to be very similar to working on Yupo and other synthetic papers - here's a link about synthetic paper on handprint.com   http://www.handprint.com/HP/WCL/paper4.html 
It would be interesting to develop this wash  by wiping/lifting off areas creating hard edges  and adding additional layers . 

lunedì 17 marzo 2014

mark making v


© 2014 JANE MINTER
mark making # v 
sepia + perylene maroon + perm rose
watercolour wash 
printing roller + PC gloss printing paper 

mark making # iv


© 2014 JANE MINTER
mark making # iv 
sepia + black + burnt sienna 
watercolour wash 
printing roller + gloss printing paper 





© 2014 JANE MINTER
mark making # iv
section
sepia + black + raw sienna 
watercolour wash 
printing roller + gloss printing paper 

mark making # iii



© 2014 JANE MINTER
mark making # iii 
sepia + black + raw sienna + perm rose
watercolour wash 
printing roller + PC inkjet printing paper 



mark making



© 2014 JANE MINTER
mark making # i 
sepia + black 
watercolour wash  on PC inkjet printing paper 


© 2014 JANE MINTER
mark making # i 
rotated 180 ° 
sepia + black
watercolour wash  


© 2014 JANE MINTER
mark making # ii 
sepia + black + brown madder
watercolour wash  


"mark making" .....  I recently created  50 small watercolour washes rapidly  in one session experimenting with  a printing roller /brush and watercolour on off cuts of gloss printing paper  ...the results are very mixed and interesting . I'll post a sample of some of the washes which hopefully will give you an insight into the process .


blue wood anemones


© 2014 JANE MINTER
"wild blue wood anemones ii"
windflowers
section of watercolour study -  work in progress 

Before the wood anemone disappear I was keen to make  a few watercolour washes . This shows a section of a larger study  I'm  working on at the moment.


mercoledì 12 marzo 2014

WATERCOLOUR WORKSHOP IN FRANCE



FRANCE PAINTING HOLIDAY
BANDOUILLE  PAINTING AT THE MONASTERY  
Chiche , Duex Sevres, Poitou Charentes,France 
JANE MINTER'S WATERCOLOUR WORKSHOP 
DATES: 14/09/2014 -  20/09/2014

I'm very happy to have been invited back to Bandouille as a guest tutor this September if you'd like to join me  please contact 
  : 
 BIX NASH via FRANCE PAINTING HOLIDAY





venerdì 28 febbraio 2014

wine bottles


© JANE MINTER
"empty bottles ii"
wine bottles
Fabriano Artistico 300g/m2
watercolour + wax resist
watercolour study painted from life

mercoledì 19 febbraio 2014

wild hellebore



© JANE MINTER
"wild hellebore iii "
HELLEBORUS FOETIDUS
WIP  inital watercolour study 
38 X 38 cm FABRIANO COLD PRESS 
painted from life 

Work in progress ..... the small vivid green flowers of the wild hellebores  are beautiful ......each  year I try to capture them .

mercoledì 12 febbraio 2014

venerdì 7 febbraio 2014

folly







©  JANE MINTER 2013
"folly"
old etching  - casa  ii
initial watercolour study
32 x 35cm
Canson Fontenay 
painted from life with pencil 


"painting of a painting " ... initial watercolour study of an old etching of a folly 


Pai



venerdì 31 gennaio 2014

textures - watercolour + bubbles



©  JANE MINTER 2014
"bubble"
photo
watercolour + washing up liquid 


©  JANE MINTER 2014
"watercolour + washing up liquid"
WIP AND TEXTURAL SWATCH 
FONTENAY cansons 


  1.  Here I simply added watercolour to the fine  foam ( washing up liquid + water ) in the sink  . 
  2.  A sheet of paper was laid over the top of the fine bubbles .
  3.  As the bubbles burst a delicate  imprint of the bubbles was left on the paper - some of the bubbles burst on the paper .  Hopefully the photos show this . This pattern reminded  me of the pattern of  flox glove petals.
  4.  The paper was left to dry  .. The effects vary with the type and quality of the paper..... here I used Canson Fontenay 300g/m2 . (I could have carried  on working on this whilst it is still wet ) .



©  JANE MINTER 2014
"watercolour + washing up liquid"
WIP AND TEXTURAL SWATCH 
blowing bubbles with straw and printing on paper
PRINTING  paper 


  1. A mix of watercolour pigment + washing up liquid + water  in a container were blown with a straw  to create a mass of large bubbles . 
  2.  A sheet of paper was laid over the top of the bubbles ( the pattern will vary with the placement of the paper  and type of paper - there are  lots of options to play with  you can place the whole sheet or just part over the bubbles.  Moving  the paper whilst the bubbles burst is also interesting . ) 
  3.  As the bubbles burst a delicate random  imprint of the bubbles was left on the paper - some  bubbles  burst on the paper . Hopefully the photos above show this and the variation of the imprint . The images are very pale (more pigment can be added if a darker value is required .)
  4.  The paper is left to dry  . The effects vary with the type and quality of the paper. . Here I used a smooth good quality printing paper which worked well I also used a fine cardboard with a smooth surface that made very fine prints .( I'm looking for an economical solution to work with children . It would be interesting to hear from anybody who has tried a variety of papers.)
  5. Beautiful effects can be achieved repeating the process with the superimposition of the bubble patterns.


©  JANE MINTER 2014
"watercolour + washing up liquid"
WIP AND TEXTURAL SWATCH 
superimpostion of bubbles on paper 
PRINTING  paper 


  1.  Above I placed the residue of the bubble mix  (watercolour + washing up liquid and water ) onto a few of the swatches I made above. The organic patterns are fascinating . You can charge the bubbles with other colours and bubbles whilst the bubbles are drying on the paper . An alternative which kids love is to  blow the bubble mixture with colour onto paper and watch the bubbles burst on the paper.

more bubbles! ...exploring a few different techniques and applications to create textures with bubbles and watercolour  .


textures - watercolour + shaving cream


©  JANE MINTER 2014
"watercolour + shaving cream" 
 mono- printing textural swatches + work in progress
FONTENAY cansons 

©  JANE MINTER 2014
"watercolour + shaving cream" 
 mono- printing textural swatches + work in progress
FONTENAY cansons 

                                                       
©  JANE MINTER 2014
"watercolour + shaving foam "
last residue mono- printing textural swatches + work in progress

FONTENAY cansons 


"kids play" ....more textural swatches watercolour + shaving cream/foam .... mono printing / marbling with shaving foam and watercolour is great  fun for kids ....a smalll quanity of shaving foam and one colour went a long way and created some interesting patterns and forms .

sabato 25 gennaio 2014

textures - watercolour + washing-up liquid



©  JANE MINTER 2014
"watercolour + washing-up liquid" 
textural swatches + work in progress
cansons 


©  JANE MINTER 2014
"watercolour + washing-up liquid "
 mono- printing textural swatches + work in progress
cansons 

"bubbles" ...posting a few recent  textural swatches experimenting with  a mix of washing - up liquid + watercolour.

venerdì 24 gennaio 2014

SAA painting challenge 2014 - "on reflection"


SAA challenge “On reflection" 
SAA PAINT magazine
January 2014

I've only just received my copy of January 2014 SAA PAINT magazine . It's lovely to have had one of my watercolours "ESPRESSO POT" published alongside other SAA members work as an example of “metal objects” for this year's SAA challenge “On reflection" ... "getting to grips with painting metal painting surfaces ".
If you'd like to join in with the challenge you can find full details of this year's SAA challenge HERE or  
SAA website under COMPETITIONS  :  http://www.saa.co.uk/index.php  

….I'm looking forward to seeing the challenge throughout the year . Lastly a special  thanks to the SAA team for selecting my painting  "espresso pot" . 

venerdì 17 gennaio 2014

pots + pans - pentole

©  JANE MINTER 2013
"pots + pans"
"pentole"
interior view - casa  i
watercolour sketch
painted from life no pencil

I'm keen to tackle simple interior views so I've  decided to  start at home "casa" .This low key sketch is of  a few of our cast iron and mild steel pots and pans hanging from the dark old timber beams in the kitchen . Each day the arrangement changes. 

venerdì 10 gennaio 2014

notizie - news

©  JANE MINTER 2013
"notizie"
"news"
corrosion iv 
initial watercolour study
wet on dry + wet in wet + masking tape resist + lifting 
Fabriano Artistico  
GRANA FINA - COLD PRESS



©  JANE MINTER 2013
"news"
"notizie"
corrosion iv 
section of watercolour
 Fabriano Artistico 
GRANA FINA - COLD PRESS 


©  JANE MINTER 2013
"masking tape resist + mono - printing "
inital textural swatch
watercolour textures 




sabato 4 gennaio 2014

Plein air watercolour sketches

©  JANE MINTER 2013
"pre-alps" 
mountains i
PREALPI VENETE
plein air watercolour sketch 
Fabriano Artistico  
GRANA FINA - COLD PRESS

©  JANE MINTER 2013
"pre-alps" 
mountains ii
PREALPI VENETE
plein air watercolour sketch
Fabriano Artistico  
FINE GRAIN   - COLD PRESS

©  JANE MINTER 2013
"pre-alps"
 PREALPI VENETE
section of  mountains iii
plein air watercolour sketch 
Fabriano Artistico  
GRANA FINA - COLD PRESS

......posting a few of my first plein air watercolour sketches of the New Year .... there was very little snow at the beginning of the week in the mountains the cold grey overcast sky enhanced the colours of the trees .... it was a treat to sketch outside .... ongoing challenge.

martedì 17 dicembre 2013

HAPPY CHRISTMAS - BUON NATALE


©  JANE MINTER 2013

WISHING YOU ALL A VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS and CREATIVE 2014!

"made by hand"  .....a  busy week prunning our old vines and  making Christmas wreaths with the beautiful long branches of the grape vines ...... wishing  all  my blog readers and friends a very Happy Christmas and Happy New Year ! 

©  JANE MINTER 2013


martedì 10 dicembre 2013

mercoledì 4 dicembre 2013

greek antiquity ii


©  JANE MINTER 2013
"MUTULE" 
Greek Antiquity ii
watercolour 
FABRIANO  FINE GRAIN 
32 x 41cm

continuation of exploration  of Greek Antiquity #2  , Olympia  .. simple rhythm  and texture of a mutule .

Mutule
Rectangular block under the soffit of the cornice of the Greek Doric temple, which is studded with guttae. It is supposed to represent the piece of timber through which the wooden pegs were driven in order to hold the rafter in position, and it follows the sloping rake of the roof. In the Roman Doric order the mutule was horizontal, with sometimes a crowning fillet, so that it virtually fulfilled the purpose of the modillion in the Corinthian cornice.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glossary_of_architecture


 note : sorry the quality of the image is darker than the original


mercoledì 27 novembre 2013

lunedì 25 novembre 2013

hegdehog puzzle


©  JANE MINTER 2013
"hedgehog puzzle"
small timber hedgehog puzzle by sculptor John Spielman
painted from life 
A4 watercolour sketch 

childhood memories.... a quick 10 minute sketch of a small timber hedgehog puzzle by sculptor John Spielman.