venerdì 29 giugno 2012

textures - watercolour + gesso + tissue paper



© JANE MINTER
"watercolour + gesso+ tissue"
textural swatch i
18 .5 X 17 cm 
maimeri acrilico Gesso  + W&N watercolours + tissue paper 

..........posting another small texture swatch experimenting with watercolour on gesso collaged with tissue paper  - inspired by both John Blockley and Ann Blockley  -  Ann Blockley's  Watercolour Textures book is  a  fantastic reference on textures .

giovedì 28 giugno 2012

textures - watercolour + gesso



© JANE MINTER 
"watercolour + gesso" 
18 1/2 X  17 cm 
maimeri acrilico Gesso  + W&N watercolours

posting one of a few small texture swatches  exploring  watercolour and gesso . The  gesso was applied with a palette knife and watercolour washes with 50mm flat brush.


lunedì 25 giugno 2012

apricots - albicocche



© JANE MINTER 
"apricots" - "albicocche"
initial watercolour wash 
56 X 34 cm Arches 

... posting an initial watercolour wash of a branch of apricots painted outside in the garden ....the branches of the apricot tree are loaded with delicious fruit  .


domenica 24 giugno 2012

"Nocino" - San Giovanni

© JANE MINTER
"Nocino"
San Giovanni
......making homemade "Green Walnut Liqueur" . "Nocino" is traditionally made here in Italy on 24th June...below are a few studies of walnuts which I've made throughout the year ...yet to paint the unripe green walnuts .



© JANE MINTER
"walnut leaf"
watercolour study


© JANE MINTER
"black walnut hulls" 
watercolour study 


© JANE MINTER
"walnut wash"
watercolour wash

sabato 16 giugno 2012

SAA Artist of the Year Competition 2012 - "Best Flowers or Gardens " Category Winner



© JANE MINTER 
"Vintage -Vendemmia"
watercolour 
 SAA Artist of the Year Competition 2012 
"Best Flowers or Gardens" Category  Winner


I am delighted to have  been  awarded  Society of all Artists' Artist of the Year Competition 2012   "Best Flowers or Gardens" Category  Winner  for my painting "Vintage Vendemmia" .

The Winning enteries will be exhibited on the SAA website and in Paint magazine at the start of July


"Vintage - Vendemmia "watercolour painted from life in the vineyard just before vintage with no prelimary pencil sketch 



 


mercoledì 13 giugno 2012

giovedì 7 giugno 2012

fresh peas - piselli




© JANE MINTER
"pea pod" 
section of  loose watercolour study WIP "fresh peas" 
painted from life 


© JANE MINTER
"fresh peas"
32 x 41 cm  
watercolour study WIP 
painted from life

.....watercolour study of fresh peas from our vegetable garden  ... painting, picking ,shelling and cooking "risi bisi " rice and peas a traditional Venetian dish .