sabato 4 gennaio 2014

Plein air watercolour sketches

©  JANE MINTER 2013
"pre-alps" 
mountains i
PREALPI VENETE
plein air watercolour sketch 
Fabriano Artistico  
GRANA FINA - COLD PRESS

©  JANE MINTER 2013
"pre-alps" 
mountains ii
PREALPI VENETE
plein air watercolour sketch
Fabriano Artistico  
FINE GRAIN   - COLD PRESS

©  JANE MINTER 2013
"pre-alps"
 PREALPI VENETE
section of  mountains iii
plein air watercolour sketch 
Fabriano Artistico  
GRANA FINA - COLD PRESS

......posting a few of my first plein air watercolour sketches of the New Year .... there was very little snow at the beginning of the week in the mountains the cold grey overcast sky enhanced the colours of the trees .... it was a treat to sketch outside .... ongoing challenge.

33 commenti:

laura ha detto...

These are so lovely--with the freshness and (apparent) ease that makes watercolors so appealing. You continue to inspire me to try to paint more wet-in-wet ... my ongoing challenge.

Vandy ha detto...

Lovely to see your plein air sketches Jane. Different to your usual subjects. Lovely misty feel to these paintings.

MARTY ha detto...

wow what an amazing work ! love these paintings very much
happy new year Jane

Judith Farnworth Art ha detto...

A gorgeous selection of sketches Jane, love them all!!

ann @ studiohyde ha detto...

Stunning work. Love how you get the wet in wet effect and still keep crisp clean areas.

Lorraine Brown ha detto...

so beautiful Jane

Double "D" ha detto...

Jane, absolutely beautiful. Really love the first one the way the white really carries the painting playing of against the muted and soft trees and atmosphere.

Jeanette Jobson ha detto...

Lovely, atmospheric paintings Jane. They really provide a feel of the mountains and the season.

Christy Lemp ha detto...

Absolutely lovely Jane! I got fingerless gloves for Christmas-maybe I'll use them to paint outside! These are inspiring little paintings.

Lucinda Keller ha detto...

Seriously. You kill me.
These are incredible.
Good gravy woman.

Happy New Year Jane and may your year be filled with joy and continued amazing creations!

Judy ha detto...

Wonderful plein air sketches, Jane, beautiful colours!

Jane ha detto...

All really beautiful outdoors ...do more !

Pat ha detto...

Gorgeous mountain paintings! They take me right there. Bravo!

Polly Birchall ha detto...

You are crazy painting en plein in the cold. These are sooo lovely.

Catharina Engberg ha detto...

Love them all! Just like watercolour should be!

Cynthia Schelzig ha detto...

Wonderful sketches and fun the Alps...Happy New Year to you!

bluoso ha detto...

Ciao Jane, molto belli i tuoi lavori, sento il profumo delle mie montagne... Un caro augurio e buoni colori! Luigi.

graziano tessarolo ha detto...

belli :)

Lisa Graham Art ha detto...

These are a perfect capture of Winter...the colors and peace...it's all there. Nice work Jane! Happy New Year to you!!

Janny ha detto...

I like the aquarel. Janny

Blaga ha detto...

I love these landscapes - so much depicted with so simple means!

RAJIV SANKARAPILLAI ha detto...

Hello, blog hopping and found your beautiful blog.

Nice post.

Please visit mine too and feel free to add comments.

Thanks
Rajiv
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Irina Rekhviashvili ha detto...

I recognize the colors and values of Moscow 6 months winter here.. I hope the sun will shine over Alps soon. Great knowledge of watercolor here, as always.

Laura Moore ha detto...

Oh my that looks a chilly thing to do in winter. I think my fingers would freeze. Brave you. Great paintings. Love the misty blends and colours.

JANE MINTER ha detto...

thank you lorraine:)

thanks so much doug ...hope the weather improves for you there...the top one was my first sketch ...have been out sketching today not much to show for it but good to be outside sketching .

thank you jeanette keep warm too ... it's incredibly mild here trying to make the most of it .

thanks christy ...looks like you might need your gloves inside to paint too :)

happy new year dear lucinda ...look forward to reading about your adventures this year :)thank you

judy thanks :) ...glad you like the colours .

JANE MINTER ha detto...

doing jane ! ....thank you

thanks for your lovely comment pat

thanks polly :D

thank you catharina

thank you cynnie ...love your radishes xmas card thnk you ! happy new year !

buon anno caro luigi ! amo nostri montagne

ciao graziano grazie mille ...auguri anche e te :)

happy new year lisa ... it's so incredibly peaceful there.

welcome + thank you janny :)

so much to take on board blaga ... very enjoyable ...thanks

thank you for visiting my blog rajiiv will look at your blog.

irina many thanks ..you need to paint more sandals :) your winter is so long ...it's been raining on the prealps !

thanks laura ...you need to wear lots of layers with the sun it warm ..but it can get cold quickly.



JANE MINTER ha detto...

thanks laura ... keep with wet in wet :)...you've some incredible work with 30 day challenge already

thank you vandy ... just catching up with the wonderful collection of artist work on your page new years waercolour /art party really lovely idea vandy...i was with out internet in the mountains .

happy new year to you marty ! ...thanks for you message re your beautiful photo much apreciated

thanks judy glad you like them .

thanks ann wet in wet + wet in dry
landscapes are a challenge

Eva de dueñas ha detto...

Georgeous landscape dear Jane. Congratulations. Happy new year. Cheers

Sandra Busby ha detto...

Such pretty paintings! I haven't seen many landscapes from you before... gorgeous! :0)

John (JWJarts) ha detto...

I love the misty effect in these and I applaud you for getting outside so early in the year. Brilliant work!

Bianca Botes ha detto...

Meravigliose queste montagne ,mi ricordano le passeggiate nel bosco con la neve !
Hai scelto un bellissimo soggetto ! Complimenti .
Un abbraccio nel nuovo anno !
Bianca

Dani ha detto...

muy buenos trabajos Jane mucho tiempo sin estar por aqui , saludos.

JANE MINTER ha detto...

eva sandra john bianca dani ...thank you all so much for taking the time to comment ...happy new year bianca dani eva :)