Watercolor Blog

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 .

  • Background
  • Starting to find shapes
  • Adding shapes
  • Pulling it all together


  1. Thelma says:

    Hi Bev, As usual your colour combinations and tonal values are spot on, which is what brings the painting alive. I love this painting x

  2. Kay clark says:

    Hi Bev. What Beautiful art work. Would love to have a go at this. First stage was lovely to see with the lovely strong bright colour choice. And then to see the process of the stages unite together.

    • Bev says:

      Hello Kay
      Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your great comment , really aoriciate the feed back x
      Yes have a go at this one
      Love BEV

    • Bev says:

      Hi Malcolm so glad you like the blog . It is for those of you who don’t get on a friday , hope Pat and Carol have a look also .see you soon Bev thank you for joining the e mail list .bye for now Bev

    • Bev says:

      Hi Pat thank you , glad you enjoyed the blog , it is my second , so this is new for me , if people think it is a good idea I will continue to post some paintings as I complete them
      stage by stage . Hope you have signed up for the e mails then you will get the posts as they come up .hope to see you soon . happy Painting Bev

  3. Judith says:

    Another terrific post Bev… the colours and light are wonderful!! I need to take a leaf out of your book and really start to do the preparation as you do….I tend to work a bit blind, winging it as I go along!! Sometimes they work others they don’t… this would take a bit of the guesswork out of it!!

  4. Jan says:

    As always a brilliant piece of art. You certainly know how to make a painting “sing”. Wish I had your eye and instinct for colour. xx

  5. Jennifer Collier says:

    Thanks for sharing this Bev, you make it seem so easy, but I guess all the planning you put in helps with that. I love the look you achieve in your painting.

    • Bev says:

      Thank you Jennifer for looking and leaving your kind comments , I will continue to post some paintings here as long as it seems people would like to see them .Happy Painting Bev

  6. Polly says:

    Well Bev, I am very impressed with your blog. I think it is very professional. I particularly like the progress through each painting by merging the photographs How clever of you. Also that you say you needn’t copy what you see. That is what makes your paintings exciting. As you say ‘Happy Painting’ look forward to more

    • Bev says:

      Hi Polly thank you for your kind comments , glad you like the blog , hope it gives you some ideas , although mine as you know are on the messy wacky side .

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