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