martedì 1 marzo 2011

crocus

© JANE MINTER

"first crocus"
watercolour wash # 44 
watercolour study painted from life no pencil 

20 commenti:

Hilda R.B ha detto...

I can feal the spring! Beautiful painting! Have a nice day.

Caroline ha detto...

Hi Jane how do you manage to keep the flower so crisp looking within a very watery wash back ground? I am amazed at how beautiful and fragile this painting is.

Debbie ha detto...

So fresh Jane. I love the glow around the crocus. What did you use for the green?

Judy ha detto...

Really really beautiful! I don't understand how you do it either.

jane minter ha detto...

and you ...looks freezing cold where you are hilda thankyou

hi caroline made a few with different approaches ...with this one i started with the crocus "wet on dry" and worked outwards to the bg ... when it was dry i re - wet the paper drawing with water carefully around the crocus and adding yellow to initial wash ..thankyou for your lovely comment.

thanks debbie ... i used cad yellow + turq colbalt (W&N) + cyan (Venezia Maimeri) ..glad you met the deadline.

jane minter ha detto...

judy crossed post ..both Ann Blockley and Trevor Waugh books on flowers are both wonderful references to look at .

Watercolorist ha detto...

Nice loose style. The colors glow.
Jean

Sadami ha detto...

Dear Jane,
I loooove this work!!!
Cheers, Sadami

M. Antònia ha detto...

A very good watercolour for the first day of March.

Jane ha detto...

Poesia...Ciaoo Jane

Susan Liles ha detto...

This is lovely Jane, reminds me of spring. Still having snow where I live.

Sandra ha detto...

This is so pretty Jane! I love the colours you have used. It has a lovely 'sunny' feel to it. Beautiful :0)

Tito ha detto...

Semplicemente delizioso!! Ciao Jane.

Caroline ha detto...

Thank you for sharing your painting procedure Jane.

Judy ha detto...

Thanks for mentioning the books on painting flowers!

jane minter ha detto...

jean sadami m.antonia jane susan tito caroline and judy thankyou all for your lovely comments ...
sorry i'm late replying
jane

Irina ha detto...

Potential buyers forming huge line, I am sure. I am not romantic, I am pragmatic here)). This is great, Jane!

jane minter ha detto...

thanks irina ..working on the pragmatics )

Nick ha detto...

beautiful, looks perfect to me!

jane minter ha detto...

thanks so much for you kind comment nick ...wish i could see the joint exhibition in france this summer.