giovedì 3 febbraio 2011

window boxes

© JANE MINTER

"window boxes"
watercolour study
 1/4 sheet

......i painted this a few years ago but wanted to share this quick study without an initial pencil sketch as i painted the darks first as in the demo below ....this was a wonderful old derelict building with each window carefully blocked up .

12 commenti:

M. Antònia ha detto...

These old windows are good watercolours!

Maria ha detto...

Very nicely done, Jane! This old window tells a story

Mermaid's Palette ha detto...

Beautiful- I love your window! I am happy that I found your blog!
Sheryl

Sandra ha detto...

It's unusual to put in the darks first isn't it? It clearly works though! I like these little studies - The one below has particularly lovely warm colours in the brickwork :0)

jane minter ha detto...

thankyou ! m antonia it's a subject i love .

thanks so much maria ... it was full of character.

thankyou sheryl for looking and your kind comment ..i'm happy to follow your blog too.

sandra ...alot of artist do paint darks shadows first ... you might enjoy reading this article on painting "dark to light"..... "how to paint backwards" by ken hosmer http://www.watercolor-online.com/Articles/Backwards/backwards.phtml

cathyswatercolors ha detto...

Love your paintings

A Brush with Color ha detto...

Oh, beautiful! Your approach is always so lovely and soft.

Ricardo ha detto...

Beautiful watercolor, very nice in appearance to conduct left, I love it reminds me of Streets of San Cristobal de la Laguna, a greeting.

jane minter ha detto...

thankyou ... cathy will look at your watercolours .

thanks so much sue ...might paint this one again .

thankyou ricardo .... must be very beautiful there ..it's a " World Heritage site"

Sadami ha detto...

Dear Jane,
Great! The old house's roof reminds me of Japanese house's roof.
Direct watercoloring and the used methods are just what I'm practicing this year. Thank you for sharing the work, Jane.
Cheers, Sadami

Carlos León ha detto...

Great!! :)

jane minter ha detto...

dear sadami ...thankyou ..it's an approach i really like....lots of practice here too .

thankyou carlos !