Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Online Watercolour Tuition Course

Following a recent trial of my online watercolour course, I am really pleased to say that it was a great success and as a result the course is now available to be booked. 

It starts on Monday 14th January 2013 and runs for 10 days (effectively two weeks as I hold an online gallery on the weekends).  The cost will be £25 and is available on a first come basis. The number of participants is limited on the courses so that I can give individual attention to all.

Full details on how to book can be found on:

Friday, 16 November 2012

Pushing Boundaries

Original Watercolour
Copyright 2012 Kaye Parmenter
15" x 15"

With a focal point nearly off the page, this painting is far from conventional but, for me, somehow it works.  There's a hint of green to compliment the red and angles which direct your eye around the painting - there is room to move in this piece.

Artistic licence is such a wonderful and powerful thing.   It's tempting to jump in paint what you see, sometimes without carefully considering composition and the impact that it can have on the viewer.  Don't be restricted by rules and always push the boundaries!

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Movement, life and colour

I have treated myself to a new watercolour paint tube - Daniel Smith Duochrome Mauve which has luminescent properties.  So far I have used it to paint wisteria, the little kitten and this owl.  Whilst this is not probably a colour you would normally think of using to paint an owl, I was intrigued to see the luminescent effect and it definitely warms up what could be quite a cool painting.  By using colour, lost edges for indicating movement and a combination of white paper versus deep blue for my darkest tone,  I looked to achieve the effect of him stopping to focus on something......

Have a great weekend all.