venerdì 26 novembre 2010

chinese lattern

"chinese lattern" 
work in progress 

"an initial wash"      +     " chinese lattern"

1/4 sheet Arches cold press 300g part of my course work i've been experimenting with bright washes and night time scenes
here's an intial study i've made of a chinese lattern .  

martedì 16 novembre 2010

Radicchio Rosso di Chioggia - Chicory


"Radicchio Rosso di Chioggia"
watercolour study i


"Radicco Rosso di Chiogga "
watercolourstudy ii
work in progress

The "Radicco Rosso di Chiogga"  have a wonderful bitter spicy taste to eat simply as salad or grill ...delicious with  pasta and  rissotto are two studies i painted last night whilst cooking ..the red leaves with the white veins are really striking .  

venerdì 12 novembre 2010

autumn colours - leaf study ii


"maple leaf"
leaf study ii
moleskine watercolour  sketchbook


sky i

sky ii

sky iii

this week at my watercolour class we were practicing painting just skies .. here are a few of the " wet in wet " studies of  skies i've painted after the class ...lots of practice needed  ! .

domenica 7 novembre 2010

autumn colours - leaf study i

autumn leaf  study i
one leaf painted from life  with two real leaves placed beside it as reference

watercolour moleskine sketchbook

ONE HUNDRED WASHES challenge blog

Maggie Latham had a wonderful idea to start  ONE HUNDRED WASHES challenge blog  along with other artists  i decided to join this challenge which started this month ..... i wanted to mention the blog here and add a link .... which i hope you visit  .....i've added a  link on my blog list  and i'll post my washes as and when i paint them on the  page "one hundred washes"  which you can find at the top of my blog......thought i'd post my first wash here with a quick "plein air" wash i painted this summer ..... if you would like to join in with the challenge please contact Maggie

wash # 1
"flat wash" - colbalt blue - squirrel mop size 10

"plein air" wash
Croatian coast - summer 2010
watercolour moleskine sketchbook