Wednesday, April 13, 2016

woyww - paint set up

Not a lot to show this wednesday.  Just my paint set up which includes the Arches watercolour block resting on my easel, paints in a tin box, water and a fresh roll of paper towel. 

Anna Mason uses Winsor & Newton w/c paints but I stayed with Daniel Smith watercolour paints.  I can pretty much match the colours used by Anna Mason except for Holbein "Bright Violet" I was using a mix and eventually did a google search and bought the paint online.  What a surprise to find it was very different to what I had mixed up.  Generally only buying paints when I am running out.   Still using a $2 kids paint pan which came up a treat after a spray of enamel paint.  This way I can pull out the colours I need and arrange them on the china plate. 

Now what have I been painting?

The Ruby throated male humming bird and isn't he handsome?

 On Tuesday I finished the dissected fig.  Plan to paint another flower but too busy so far to do anything.  

Have a wonderful woyww and I hope there will be time over the weekend
to have a peek at lots of desks.


  1. I've got the paints and paper but it's a very long time since I did any painting. Yours is stunning.
    Have a great week.
    Annie x # 8

  2. Hi Sandra, love the paint and the desk set up very tidy not like mine :D
    Love the humming bird he is one handsome fellow indeed amazing colours, too! must email and see how Ros is going on..

    Thanks so much for sharing.
    Happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz.x # 20

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  3. Hi Sandra, amazing humming bird! Not just the colour but the form too. Stunning. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #3 xxx

  4. Love the humming bird and the fig. Had a look through previous posts. Loved all of your watercolors! You have quite the talent!
    --Happy WOYWW from #40. LisaDV

  5. Breathtakingly beautiful work! Oh how I wish I could draw or paint like that..that's a very special gift you have. Elaine no. 51

  6. WOW! You are amazingly talented. Water colours are beyond me!
    Happy WOYWW!
    Tertia #44

  7. That fig looks good enough to eat, and the humming bird is just spectacular - I would swear that's a photo. As always your work is jaw-droppingly gorgeous.
    Diana #19

  8. You look ready for action, Sandra!!! I love the hummingbird, he certainly is a handsome chap. I've just bought some new paints and brushes ready to have a go, just waiting for a week or so with some time free!!
    Hugs Lisax #55

  9. WOW! Love the hummingbird and the fig looks delicious! Thanks for the visit and hope you have a great week!
    Carol N #34

  10. What an excellent job. Looks 3D I feel like I could pet the feathers.
    Have a great day.
    Diane - WOYWW #29

  11. fantastic painting! Helen #1

  12. Such beautiful paintings! You have been busy. There are so detailed.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sharon K #36

  13. You are so beautifully talented dear Sandra
    Lynn X 13

  14. I'm just so in love with those figs! There are amazing. I just want to bite right into them :-) Are you just using watercolors or pencils also?! I love prisma colored pencils to add detail!
    Wishing you a creative fun week to come... hope to see you next week again at WOYWW♥
    MiSchra ♥ #42

  15. Beautiful work love the hummingbird and fig looks amazing hugs Nikki 5

  16. Oh, such a treat, to see your beautiful paintings! I do hope you frame your favourites and give them a happy wall of their own!

    Visiting from WOYWW. Have a great week!

    Lizzie (#62)

  17. Wow your paintings are so beautiful. Love getting to see them at least once a week!
    Happy Creating to you!
    Kim #65

  18. Hi Sandra
    Fabulous bird and the dissected fig is great too!