Sketch Book

Another page from my sketch book , getting ready for our August Workshop , Picked my subject , and decided to use part of the image only , not the whole animal as this will make a better pattern .This is my tonal plan with the texture that I plan on using in my painting .I find that working in black and white makes it easier to read the tone .The next step will be my watercolour painting using this plan as reference , not the subject photograph . I am not sure if posting my sketch book pages will be of interest , so please let me know what you think . Well on with the painting , tomorrow I think . I have my plan so lets hope it does its job . Happy Planning BEV


    • Bev says:

      Hi Malcolm glad you like our plan , working from a black and white tonal allows complete freedom of colour choices ! Bet you think red first ? Looking forward to our workshop , Happy a Painting Bev

    • Bev says:

      Hello Jean I am pleased you can see how a tonal leaves total freedom of colour choice in the painting , looking at the tonal as you paint not the photograph.i often turn a photograph black and white to cancel any temptation to follow reality

  1. Jackie Dilick says:

    Bev, I love your watercolor flowers! I’m interested in your sketchbook to compare your finished painting with it. I appreciate that you explain what you painted first and what color of paints you used. It’s helpful to those of us still learning! Thanks!

    • Bev says:

      Hi Jackie thank you so much for letting me know that posting from my sketch book will be of interest, next step the colour
      Choices are made will post the finished painting in my next blog
      Happy Painting Bev

  2. Colleen says:

    Hi Bev,
    Thanks for sharing your tonal plan.
    I agree with you, a black and white to al plan is much easier to see and yes, than you, it is very helpful.
    I have bought myself a ceramic palette…….gosh it’s heavy! Think I will have to contact Jacksons, as the lid does not fit very well.
    Hope you are keeping well..

    • Bev says:

      Hi Colleen , glad you find the sketch book helpful , no more beading now you have your ceramic palette, you will find your colour mixes easier to judge , take care see you at our October workshop , happy Painting Bev

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