Enjoying adding texture to my watercolours , this time my painting idea was taken from a holiday photograph that I took last year .
I walked past this farm building every morning with my dog , although I didn’t see it quite like this , I have the photograph for reality .
Showed my husband and he replied I like it but its a bit weird !
Anymore artists out there that relate to that answer .
When I started to paint , I always tried my hardest to copy what it was that I wanted too paint .What was in front of me , or copy the photograph
Nothing wrong with that .
But that became like a colouring book experience , and I wanted more than that , so I started out on what I call , a messy journey .So now I have the photograph and the painting to remind me of my holiday , and I am loving every minute of this messy journey
HAPPY PAINTING BEV
Hello and welcome to my blog , I haven’t posted in a while .
This is my MARCH SATURDAY 11th WORKSHOP PAINTING
I have become fed up painting flowers in the same way , so I am starting out on a new path , while still keeping to my first love , painting flowers , animals are a close second , with buildings creeping in .
I am interested in SHAPE -COLOUR – TONE and COMPOSITION.
Here I still have recognisable , I hope flowers , with interesting shapes and texture running through the background , and this time a balanced palette .
I plan to post more often now ,new paintings and why , I welcome your opinion on this journey .
I am not interested in seeing the whole story , as in a flower has to have a leaf or a stem , it is just a shape , I can get the normal stuff from life and photographs , why try to duplicate that , I want to create something of a different view , like when looking into the flames of a fire , I see lots of dancing shapes , I try not to call them flames , that’s a normal view , see castles and rich yellows , oranges , reds , contrasted by the dark coals , or rich brown woods .
And do not get me started on clouds , you get my meaning .
That is it this time , bye for now .
HAPPY PAINTING BEV
The Lilacs in the gardens are looking lovely ,as I walk my dog in the morning, so I feel a Messy Lilac painting coming on.
So trying to photograph the lilacs at the same time as Duke (my dog)wants to sniff every inch I am standing on , i finally get some good shots .
Home and up in my art room , I think about the shapes , color , and composition .
Having decided on these , I have chosen Winsor Blue Red shade ,Winsor Violet ,Sap Green, and New Gamboge
Sorted out my approach , and here goes.
I hope you will leave me your comments , good , or bad , art is about sharing Ideas and thoughts.
HAPPY PAINTING BEV
First washes wet in wet , no drawing , yet
Finding shapes , if you need to draw them in do so , I have not this time .
Adding the flower details
The fun stage where I really play with my tones and messy marks , I enjoy this stage the best .
Welcome to my Fourth Watercolor Blog
Painting Roses without painting each petal, I drew the roses in pencil until I understood their shapes.
Then I worked out my composition , with a value plan , Planned my colors to suit me, not what is in front of me , I often work from black and white photographs for just this reason . Once these are chosen I am ready to paint .
I didn’t not put all of my drawing onto my paper just a few shapes , but I had my pencil drawing to refer to as I needed to , I do not rely on my photograph , or rose , once I have my composition ,
and colors chosen , I no longer need the reference , in fact it would detract from my plan , I am not going to paint to resemble the photograph , or subject , just use the information they have given me to create a painting.
The colors chosen this time were Red Purple , Indian Yellow ,and Indigo , not a bright palette , but I liked the balance this time , I like to choose different color combinations so the color choices do not become predictable.
Starting to find my Shapes
Finding my way around the shapes
Following my value plan and adding the final touches
Welcome to my third Blog
This painting is for my April Workshop
I have chosen what I think is a nice color combination , just because leaves are Green ! we do not have to paint them Green .
I took some photographs of the clematis growing in a friends garden , yes they were dark purple , I haven’t painted them that color at all .
And the paintings background certainly doesn’t look like my friends garden , the photograph did a great job of that , I don’t want to reproduce the photograph image nor the garden image , but use both to create a painting .
I use what inspires me , and work out a composition , with a tonal plan , choose my colors , and away I go .
I am lucky that the people who kindly come along to paint together , know by now , I am not going to paint in the normal expected fashion , as if, I can hear them say .
The colors I have chosen this time are :- Winsor Violet :- Indigo :- Quinacridone Gold :- Brilliant Purple or :- Quinacridone Magenta.
I hope you like the result , and please leave me some feed back , I am new to this Blog lark , and if you think it is worth doing them I will continue to post the process of my paintings .
HAPPY PAINTING BEV .
Well here is my second blog.
Last Friday in class ,we were having fun with choosing a new palette as we often do.
So here are the purples ,greens,,and gold ,and those in between.
I like to draw my subject ,and choose a composition ,tonal plan ,all before I start to paint .
With this information , I can then go ahead and paint in a free way , I do not like to put a complete drawing onto my watercolor paper ,then paint .
That can cause a, fill it in process for me ,which I do not enjoy anymore .
I like to see a bit of a mess ,not neat illustration.
Good job we are all different .
Here are the stages of my latest painting, please reply and add your comments good or bad ,painting and sharing with like minded artists is why I am doing this blog .
Until next time .
HAPPY PAINTING BEV
Starting to find shapes
Pulling it all together
Welcome to my first ever ,blog.
The thing that excites me to begin a painting,is normally when the color of a subject catches my eye ,and I think ,wow I love that Yellow ,or that Blue .
I don’t try to follow all that I see,but use the first wow.
As I did yesterday ,when I saw bright Happy Yellow Daffodil’s
Such a lovely cheerful sunny color.
I decided to get out my Fluid Acrylics, and see how they would behave used as watercolor on my Arches paper.
I would not frame this painting ,but thought you may like to see the steps taken.
Happy Painting Bev
Starting first washes ,wet in wet
adding some detail
adding the dark’s , and a fiddle or two