Just a quick watercolour sketch today practicing skin tones.
A quick watercolour sketch of a friend’s daughter Hattie. I am going to paint a larger portrait so this is a preparatory exercise in my sketchbook.
Another attempt at the view from Cowgrove. This time I drew loosely in pen first. I feel more comfortable with this technique, I like the freedom of using a pen, no correction is possible so every mark remains.
I revisited the sketch I made at Cowgrove last week and created a larger painting on Bockingford 300gsm watercolour paper.
I am not sure if this counts as an urban sketch or a plein air painting, I did it in the garden. I fancied doing a pencil sketch and trees are the topic this month.
This week’s challenge from Purely watercolour is to paint this picture of Sturminster Mill in Dorset. I started very loose and then had to use pen to make it recognisable!
This is the second painting I did at Cowgrove yesterday morning. The Sky was vivid blue with puffy white clouds, almost like a painting by Constable. I am not him so I didn’t do it justice! Still it was good to get out in the very fresh air.
We managed to have a small socially distanced outing with the Broadstone Art Society to do some plein air painting this morning. There were only five of us so it was easy to stay safe. The weather was bright but the wind very cold which didn’t encourage us to stay for long. We visited Cowgrove near Wimborne Minster in Dorset, a quiet spot but there were lots of walkers and cyclists and a couple of horse riders out enjoying the sunshine. I managed a couple of quick watercolours, this is Poplar Farm.
Another woodland scene painted with a credit card and spray bottle. I wondered if I should put a figure in this one to give it scale although I quite like the sense of mystery as it is.
After doing the 30portraits plus one commission I decided to simply play today. AllI had in mind was a tree so I used watercolour and a credit card to create this rather busy woodland.