venerdì 29 luglio 2011

ball of string


"ball of string"
watercolour sketch  
32 x 41 cm 
canson montval

watercolour washes # 82 # 83 # 84

watercolour wash #84
"blue hyacinths"
....initial wash painting from life  in the spring 
perm violette bluastro + colbalt violet

watercolour wash # 83
"wet in wet"
canson montval
perm violette bluastro + colbalt violet + colbalt blue

watercolour wash # 82
"wet in wet"
canson montval
colbalt blue + colbalt violet

#82 and  #83 ...recent wet in wet washes creating textures with spraying splattering and gullying

sabato 23 luglio 2011

sailing sketch


"sailing sketch" 
"croatian coast 2010" - watercolour sketchbook
posting a plein air sketch from my sketchbook last summer .....view of the bay sketched on deck.

venerdì 22 luglio 2011

giovedì 21 luglio 2011

watercolour wash # 79

wash # 79
31 x 41 cm 
fabriano 300g/m2 
perm rose + prim yellow + pthalo blue
"wet in wet" 

...going back to wash # 25 adding just clear water watching backruns on "wet in wet" wash ... i'd like to try this at a larger scale .

mercoledì 20 luglio 2011

watercolour wash # 78

wash # 78
"wet in wet" 
Fabriano 300 g/m2
cyan + primary yellow + perm rose + colbalt blue

......earlier this week Katherine Tyrrell  kindly mentioned in " Making a Mark"  Maggie Latham's One Hundred Washes Challenge and participating  artists ..below is the link to the blog

Maggie Latham - Jane Minter  - Olivia Quintin - Christy Lemp  -  Suzanne Lindfield  - Theresa Evans - Vandy Massey

a special thankyou to DANI

..a special thankyou to Dani for including my name on his list for the sunshine awards ..... here's a link to his  blog and wonderful paintings ...I'm sending  back a sunshine award to you Dani ... moltes gràcias !  

domenica 17 luglio 2011

tomatoes - initial watercolour wash

cad red +  yellow  lemon  + prussian blue
"wet in wet" 
initial  watercolour wash 

.....have been enjoying painting outside... so hot here the tomatoes smell incredible ...the cicadas are deafening . 

borlotti fagoli - borlotti beans

"borlotti fagoli"
"borlotti beans"
Fabriano 300g/m2
55 x 75 cm 

inspiration from the from the garden  ...painted a few simple studies of our bortolli beans   .. the beans are used to make a delicious soup  "pasta fagoli" 

martedì 12 luglio 2011

domenica 10 luglio 2011