lunedì 23 maggio 2011

vine - sumi - e iv


watercolour wash # 64
neutral tint W&N
55 x75cm Fabriano 300g/m2 

 ........some of the old vines in the vineyard have incredible shapes  ...inspired by Lian Quan Zhen  and Federico Bianchi  vine paintings  .....i painted outside in the vineyard today ... posting  my first attempt of a "vine" sumi-e iv ...i don't have a hake brush so i used a 50mm flat brush and chinese brush  .  

domenica 22 maggio 2011

blossom - sumi-e ii

sumi-e ii 
 A4 moleskine watercolour sketchbook 
watercolour wash # 59

......inspired by Suibokuga - Sumi - e Painting Lessons

venerdì 20 maggio 2011

watercolour wash # 61 - sumi-e + pouring

watercolour wash # 61
sumi-e + pours part of the 100 washes challenge  we were asked if we would like to create 10 washes with a Japanese theme ..I've started looking at  and practicing  "sumi-e" brushstrokes ... instead of using ink and rice paper ..I've used  black ivory and watercolour paper ...posting sumi-e iii  bamboo  .. after masking I added 2 pours of sap green and cyan  .. I posted the steps on challenge I've started looking at various books and videos wondering if  anyone  can recommend a good book or video on "sumi-e " ? 


martedì 17 maggio 2011

Greek windmill - watercolour course

" Greek windmill " 
"Mulino Greco"
31 x 41cm
inspired by Marina Macolin

......posting another excercise I painted last week in watercolour class following Marina Macolin demo . 

domenica 15 maggio 2011

view of Bascilica Palladiana


"view of Bascilica Palladiana"
1/2 sheet  Fabriano 300g/m2

..... an initial watercolour study of a view of Bascilica Palladiana , Vicenza



watercolour wash # 62
watercolour sketch 
55cm x 75cm initial watercolour sketch of salad bowl ....enjoying lots of fresh salad from the garden ...working on a  larger scale  

lunedì 2 maggio 2011