lunedì 26 novembre 2012

ivy branch



© JANE MINTER
"ivy branch"
ivy seed heads 
watercolour study
24 x 32cm  


.....posting another small watercolour study of the ivy branch with seed heads .....painted from life

domenica 25 novembre 2012

ivy seed head



© JANE MINTER
"ivy seed head"
24 x 32cm 
watercolour study
painted from life  


.....the beautiful  clusters of ivy seed heads caught my eye this week  ...i'm posting an initial study of a single ivy seed head.

sabato 24 novembre 2012

textures - watercolour + salt



© JANE MINTER
"watercolour + salt"
detail of watercolour wash 
© JANE MINTER
"watercolour + salt" 
section  of watercolour wash 


....posting another salt wash ... i used fine table salt here with  lots of water ....."washing off" some areas where i had already applied salt  and re - applying salt and pigment in other areas.





sabato 10 novembre 2012

carrube




© JANE MINTER
"carrube"
carob pods
 "ceratonia" 
32 x 41cm 
 watercolour study painted from life 


..... the dark carob pods have started falling from the trees

mercoledì 7 novembre 2012

olive branches



© JANE MINTER
"olive branch i " 
watercolour study 
32x41cm
painted from life ...no pencil


© JANE MINTER
"black olives" 
close up of "olive branch i"
watercolour  
painted from life ...no pencil



© JANE MINTER
"olive branch ii" 
watercolour study
32x41cm
painted from life ..no pencil




© JANE MINTER
"black olive" 
close up of "olive branch ii"
watercolour
 painted from life 


November marks the.time for olive harvest in Italy ....the olives are ripe and "olive picking season" has started ....posting a couple of  the watercolour studies of olive branches I painted this week  .

martedì 6 novembre 2012

glazing techniques in watercolour



"orange + blue"
watercolour wash 
based on glazing exrecise from 
"MASTERING GLAZING TECHNIQUES IN WATERCOLOUR" 
by Don Rankin 


"yellow + red + blue" 
watercolour washes
initial glazing exercises 
 from 
"MASTERING GLAZING TECHNIQUES IN WATERCOLOUR" 
by Don Rankin 

....whilst I was parpicipating with 100 washes challenge Maggie Latham recommended an excellent book  "MASTERING GLAZING TECHNIQUES IN WATERCOLOUR" by Don Rankin .


I'd  like to thank Don Rankin  for his  kind permission to post my initial glazing exercises from his book "MASTERING GLAZING TECHNIQUES IN WATERCOLOUR"
below is the link to his website.

Don Rankin's website : 




lunedì 5 novembre 2012

ART and ARCHITECTURE



video

" Façade"
MUSEUM BRANDHORST 
MUNICH GERMANY 
designed by SAURBRUCH HUTTON architects 
 photos showing  glazed ceramic rods 
photos by JANE MINTER  NOV 2012 


....sharing a few photos I took of  the dynamic and innovative  façade of Museum Brandhorst which we visited this weekend . The design of the façade is considered as a work of art in itself.






 Photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto :

 the current exhibition "Revolution" shows a series of  incredible nocturnal seascape photos by photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto
http://www.museum-brandhorst.de/en/exhibition-preview/hiroshi-sugimoto.html







Artist CY Twombly :
"The meaning of the work is in the doing of it"
CY Twombly


The museum houses a large collection of CY Twombly paintings which were fascinating to see
http://www.museum-brandhorst.de/en/collection-brandhorst/cy-twombly.html






MUSEUM BRANDHORST 
photo by JANE MINTER  NOV 2012