Friday, 29 April 2016

Lean and mean


Private Commission
Watercolour 
56cm x 37cm
©KayeParmenter 2016

"Apache"

I have always enjoyed painting large, loose atmospheric skies.  Adding the aircraft brings a different dimension with regards to technique, loose versus detail.

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Saturday, 23 April 2016

Swan Beauty


"Swan Beauty"
Watercolour on paper
©Kaye Parmenter 2016

A2 Gallery 
80 High Street, Wells, Somerset BA5 2AJ
01749 674849

Swan inspired by a visit to Shapwick Heath, Somerset Levels Easter 2016.

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Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Take a peek


"Peek"
Otter
Watercolour on paper
303 Gallery Martock

Balancing the use of hard and soft edges to create form in this playful otter.  

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

From white to black


"Sooty'
Original Watercolour
Private commission

From my last post saying it's tricky to keep the whites, it is probably just as tricky to paint black! :-)  I don't use Paynes Grey - I always mix my black and then, as the watercolour dries, the colours gently separate in places giving a soft colour to the fur.

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Saturday, 9 April 2016

Keeping the Whites


"Sid"
Original Watercolour
Commissioned painting for Charity donation

This was an incredibly challenging yet rewarding piece to paint.  With lots of fur and fine soft wispy edges, retaining the whites in this painting was the key issue. 

Sid's owners were really pleased with their painting and I was delighted to be able to contribute via the charity aspect of this painting.