drawings and watercolours by jane minter
Beautiful studies for postcards, Jane. I love the positive and negative contrast of the leaves. They remind me of the bamboo leaves painted by the German watercolourist Ekkehardt Hofmann. Though you might not see any picture of his leaves, you might like having a look at his work :)http://www.ekkehardt-hofmann.de/atelier_20/galerie/bilder/Cheers
These studies are all such good practice..... I really love the last (top) one as well as the negative one, two down. You should try a huge one now... your watery washes will look awesome on a large sheet.
ciao anna i'm glad you like these studies ...thankyou so much for the link :)really enjoyed looking at his site .jane hi debbie i was given some full sheets .. have just brought a really big brush ! so having fun will see what happens at a larger scale ..thanks for lookingjane
These are beautiful and delicate-- you have such a light touch. Love them!
Gorgeous Jane! I love the colours!
Both the chinese lanterns and the honesty have your lovely watery paint qualities. Some fascinating little areas within them, with the shapes and colours. Gorgeous work.
Really lovely Jane.
thankyou melissa i love honesty found alot this year .hi jean so glad you like the colours here ... really apppreciate your comment thankyou .thankyou so much milly ... i really like what happened in some areas..used a very limited palette for the honesty ....will paint morethankyou for looking and your kind words deb
These all are lovely. Very nice studies.
thankyou sandeep they are a wonderful green in the summer.
Exquiste! Your art is so fluid and free. BEAUTIFUL. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, too. I can tell you LOVE to paint.
sandy thankyou so very much ... that means alot to me ... i'm so glad to have found your blogjane
All marvelous. Do you know Maggie Latham's blogs? I thought her wet-media work was my favorite--now I have two favorites.
Gorgeous--and thanks for the close ups. I dried some Chinese lanterns this year and so I have been looking at your paintings of them, which are so lovely--delicate. Love your walnut leaf studies too. I had tried to do leaves myself last week and they were very disappointing; I think I will retry using your wet-in-wet/wet-on-dry technique. Thank you!
jala i missed you comment :) belated thankyou
hi laura ...thankyou for you lovely message...after my first exhibition this year i was asked if i would like to teach watercolours ...i have just started teaching my first group so painting lots of studies from life ... it is very rewarding to share what i have learnt. i too love honesty and chinese lanterns have been painting them in the last few weeks ..can't imagine your leaves were disappointing you paint beautifully.
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