Wednesday, August 31, 2016

woyww - tiara

This woyww desk is almost ready to paint a tiara.  

On the left you can see the almost complete tracing/sketch with the original at the ready to check for details.  Sometimes I sketch and other times I trace from the original.  It all depends on how much time I have before painting.  (Image from Pinterest).  On the right are watercolour paints still in place from the fish I finished over the weekend.  There is some logic to my choice of subject and it is usually about painting different textures in water colour.  
Makes sense to me.
Have a lovely woyww

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Eastern Sea garfish

The eastern sea garfish on a late Sunday night.
Who would of thought scales are sooooo hard to paint.  

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

woyww -peonies in a bowl

Peonies in a china bowl is finished.  An exercise in patience and perseverance with a touch of "I'm sick of petals".  But, ultimately worth all the time and effort. All credit to Anna Mason for her wonderful tutorials.  DH continues to challenge me to paint a flower without following a tutorial.  My comeback is that I have learnt so much from being guided by an expert and for now that is OK.  

 Perhaps the next painting will be more freestyle.  Thinking of a fish as my thought process can be random.  But for now I am happy to sit back, learn and have a peek at what is happening on other creative desks.

Have a lovely woyw...

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

woyww - slow painting

 Painting peonies in a bowl looked like a good idea and I thought I would have a great pic for woyww.

 Reality is...... progress is slow and it may take weeks to finish at this rate.   Started adding highlights and lost my way last night.  Sought refuge in Pinterest for an hour or 2 and that has been the sum total of my week.   

But, I did paint a Flag iris while on holidays and now I really appreciate a simple flower with a couple of petals.  

Looking forward to having a peek of woyww desks over the weekend.