Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Bullfinch in Coloured Pencil

I'm enjoying some good coloured pencil tutorials at the moment. I've just finished this bullfinch under guidance from a video tutorial with Alan Woollett. 


Saturday, 20 May 2017

More Tutorial Work

A couple more of my paintings done under tuition from Anna Mason's online school.


Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Realistic Watercolour Tutorials

I've tried a few different online tutorial sites but find I am happiest with Anna Mason's online school, which teaches very realistic watercolour painting. It's not traditional botanical painting as such, but there is a similar focus on detail and realism.

Here's a few more of my paintings, which were all done using Anna's tutorials. I'm doing the beginners courses, so the subjects are quite simple.




Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Coloured Pencil Advanced Techniques

Wow - coloured pencil work using the advanced layering and burnishing techniques I've just learned is SLOW!  It takes hours and hours to do very little. Quite a lot of patience is required, which is a definite challenge for me. I'm starting to get a feel for it though - this is my first piece done completely solo - no tutorial. Not perfect, but not too bad for a beginner.

Monday, 27 March 2017

Beginning Botanical Painting

I've decided to study botanical painting. I'm studying from various books and am also taking an online course. I'm learning both coloured pencil and watercolour, both of which lend themselves well to botanical portraits. There's a LOT to learn, but here are some of my first efforts! These are all watercolours done in tutorials.






Friday, 23 December 2016

Another Hare!

I'm enjoying my hare theme so much I can't stop! This one is watercolour with coloured pencil on top.
 
 

Winter Hare Collage

I'm still enjoying my seasonal theme of hares in snow. I used a brayer and distress ink pad to create a simple background, and then cut all the collage pieces by hand. I think this one might make a nice greetings card.
 
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