Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Apples, Daffodils and Snowdrops - East Coker Village Hall

Welcome to my blog today and I'd like to say a huge thank you to my students today at East Coker Village Hall - a simple comment from someone saying "I'm inspired" makes the session so rewarding for me. (And I'm also quite proud that I managed navigate the alarm system to get in!)

As promised, here are a few images of the paintings from the morning. We painted both Apples and Daffodils using three different methods, wet-on-dry, dropping colour into plain water painted onto the paper and a complete wet-in-wet sketch with background.

At all times we were aware of where the light was coming from and careful to leave dry patches of paper where the light fell.

The repetition of painting the subject across a narrow strip of paper is something that I'd recommend, particularly with the apples (daffs may need a larger piece of paper!).

And, finally, the demonstration of the snowdrops, this is where I am at my happiest, water running free and fast "almost" out of control!

The next watercolour session at Barrington Village Hall is fully booked, but I have spaces at Long Load on 18th March 2010 and East Coker Village Hall on 16th June 2010. Please visit my website for full details.

Happy Painting!