Drawing and watercolour continued

Pencil and watercolour

Watercolour exercises 12 (1)

Watercolour exercises 12 (2)

Watercolour exercises 12 (3)

The leaves of Nandina domestica and the flowers of Hedera helix.  All three are done on the lower third of a 30″x22″ watercolour NOT 140lb paper. [see ‘Colour (cont..)’ for view of whole paper] Having done the quick sketches of fruit and vegetables without pencil outlines on the painting (though I did do studies in pencil in my sketchbook before attempting the sketches), here we are instructed to use pencil. In the first instance to follow the pencil lines quite carefully and in the second to just use them as vague guides. The third does not use pencil, but ink instead. I did the painting first and highlighted it with the ink.