Meerkats and rocks, painting, A3 300gsm NOT, Winsor & Newton watercolour sticks, sable brushes, masking fluid, salt.
Continuing with painting
Meerkat detail and colour study
Meerkats at London Zoo on A3 300gsm NOT paper, pencil drawing with masking fluid
Fabriano 15″x11″ 280 gsm NOT paper. W&N watercolour sticks, sable, hobby brushes and masking fluid.
Quick studies to decide on colours for March view, using Watercolour sticks, on A4 ‘whatever’ sketchbook.
Drawing of same avenue as below, but in March; trees without leaves.
Sketch of an avenue of trees in Kenwood, from a picture taken in October, with leaves. A5 300gsm NOT, Watercolour markers.
I took some photos of Dollis Brook. The shapes in the water reminded me of Barbara Nechis’ paintings, so I returned to the watercolour markers and did a couple of sketches on the A5 W&N sketchpad which is intended for the markers.
Quick sketch on location at Dollis Brook, water running over some rocks, on A6 9x14cm 111lb sketchpad, W&N watercolour sticks and pencil.
From a photo of where I did the sketch below; I tried using white wax crayon but it hardly shows at all. Practice paper 15″x 11″, W&N watercolour sticks.
Kenwood pond with ducks
Running water and a bowl with wavy water
two sketches on A5 watercolour sketchpad with W&N watercolour sticks
Working towards a picture of still water. Same pond as in 3.2 Preparation and practice. Practice paper, Winsor & Newton watercolour sticks, sable brushes and masking fluid.
Edit. Probably been going about this the wrong way: ‘Water I must paint – not picture’.
Black penguin in a white bowl with water. A3 140lb NOT watercolour paper, Winsor & Newton watercolour sticks.
A3 140lb NOT watercolour paper. Winsor & Newton watercolour sticks.
All views from my window today. I did not capture the sky though, which was an intense ultramarine blue with a kaleidoscope of variations. I was trying to figure out how to represent the shapes of the clouds.
A3 140 lb NOT watercolour paper. Winsor & Newton watercolour sticks. Sable and hobby brushes and kitchen paper.
Another study in rural landscape. Kenwood Dairy, this time looking towards the Heath from the Dairy. I enjoyed Huang Hsiao-Hui’s layered, almost veiled, painterly style and have tried to give that sense of transparency in this painting, but had also wanted to try to emulate the vast colourful spaces, intersected with lines in Elaine Daily-Birnbaum’s painting, whilst still creating an example of rural perspective.
Practice paper, Winsor & Newton watercolour sticks, various brushes and masking fluid, as previous study.