Friday 29 April 2016

Lean and mean

Private Commission
56cm x 37cm
©KayeParmenter 2016


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

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.

Tuesday 19 April 2016

Take a peek

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

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.

Saturday 9 April 2016

Keeping the Whites

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.

Tulip Time - National Trust