giovedì 28 marzo 2013

yellows



©  JANE MINTER 2013
"yellows"
daffodils + winter jasmine  
watercolour + watersoluble wax pastels neocolour ii 
56 x76 cm
Fabriano  600g/m2



©  JANE MINTER 2013
"yellows"
WIP



flowers from the garden ..work in progress sharing a couple of photos showing sections of a larger watercolour study painted from life...have a good Easter everyone  

  Buona Pasqua !

winter jasmine


©  JANE MINTER 2013
"winter jasmine"
jasmine midiflorum
watercolour sketch
 painted from life 
32 x 41cm  


mercoledì 27 marzo 2013

gouache + ink



©  JANE MINTER 2013
"gouache + ink  i" 
"hidden" 
white gouache + sepia ink 
fabriano 300g/m2 
28 x 38cm 

©  JANE MINTER 2013
"gouache + ink ii"
work in progress 
 fabriano 300g/m2 
28 x 38cm 


©  JANE MINTER 2013
maimeri white tempera  + sepia ink 
 bamboo dip (stick) pen  + squirrel quill mop




......posting a few more  washes from this week using  just white gouache and sepia ink ......on the hillside the trees are still relatively bare some houses  can still  just be seen before the season changes and everything  vanishes again. . The  initial washes above show two different view points exploring different application of ink and gouache.



   



giovedì 21 marzo 2013

lunedì 18 marzo 2013

blue



© 2013 JANE MINTER
"wild blue wood anemones"
windflowers
watercolour sketch  -  work in progress 
painted from life




sabato 16 marzo 2013

vigneto - plein air sketches



©  JANE MINTER 2013
"vigneto" 
vineyard 
view i 
plein air sketch 
A5   Arches 

 ©  JANE MINTER 2013
"vigneto" 
vineyard 
view ii 
plein air sketches
A5  Arches 


one of my aims this year is to paint outside as much as possible ..... the views are complex so I hope continiously sketching  will help ....posting a couple of quick small plein air skeches of vineyards I made earlier in the week .  

mercoledì 13 marzo 2013

textures - watercolour + ink ii



©  JANE MINTER 2013
"watercolour wash  +   ink"  
watercolour + ink ii

Maggie has prompted me to carry on exploring with ink and washes when she asked if i was going to add ink marks to my  last wash   . Here is a  recent bright watercolour wash which  I  randomly wet the surface of and just poured ink on ....a few  drips formed they reminded me of the tall lombardy popular trees..I liked how the ink pigment sedimented where I added extra water at the top ....I could have probably added a little extra detail as it was drying.


Maggie Latham  is currently posting a  wonderful series of ink wash tutorials on her blog


domenica 10 marzo 2013

green



©  JANE MINTER 2013
"green"
verde
watercolour wash 

.........not sure yet which way up I prefer this wash. 

white rose



©  JANE MINTER 2013
"white rose "
WIP 
section of watercolour study

......mother's day in mind ....painted from memory

GRAZIE MILLE Concetta Flore





a special thank you to artist and blogger Concetta Flore "I colori di Conci- Conci's colours" passionate about nature .....who recently kindly awarded  my blog with the Liebster Award

GRAZIE MILLE Concetta ! 

In the spirit of the award I'm passing the award onto 5 other bloggers . Enjoy looking at their blogs  ! 


Sadami http://sadamisgraffiti.blogspot.it/ 
Sadami is a talented children's illustrator and fine artist  who has a wonderful sense of humour !

Floriana AQUALUNGA  http://rossoriso.blogspot.it/
Floriana is a member of A.I.A Associazione Italiana Acquerellisti  Floriana work is so expressive . I enjoyed seeing Floriana's work  at A.I.A's exhibition in Verona.

Jane Moller http://jane-truecolors.blogspot.it/ 
Jane who lives in Milan  is also a member of A.I.A Associazione Italiana Acquerellisti . I'm enjoying watching Jane's new journey with oils unfold . Her watercolours are very "vivace" and use colour is wonderful. 

Christina http://cristinaswatercolors.blogspot.it/
Christina who is another Italian watercolourist is currently busy preparing her first solo exhibition in Verona  ...good luck  "in bucca al lupo"  Christina !

Noemi http://pintaracuarela.blogspot.it/ 
Noemi has watercolour in her blood .  She is a very active artist and her blog is very informative .


The Liebster Blog Award rules:
1. Thank the person who gave you the award.
2. Link back to their blog.
3. Copy and paste the Liebster award to your profile.
4. Pick 5 blogs that you feel deserve to be in the spotlight (they must have @200 followers or under).
5. Blog about it and leave a comment for your nominations to let them know that you have chosen their blog.


domenica 3 marzo 2013

in collina - plein air



©  JANE MINTER 2013
"in collina" 
on the hillside
 view  i 
plein air
watercolour  sketch 
A5 FORMAT

great weather for sketching outside today  ...posting one of the small sketches I did this morning .