Wednesday, October 26, 2016

woyww- a flower needs a bee

Every flower needs a bee and that is what I am tracing for this weeks tutorial.  The original image from AM tutorial looks very detailed and complicated.  Just how I like it.

A quick snap of the finished magnolia from last week.  Promise to visit lots of desks over the weekend.
Have a lovely woyww.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

woyww- magnolia blooms

This week I am painting a magnolia and have decided to stick to the "botanical style" white background.  Anna Mason's tutorial offers a sky blue background but, I prefer the simple clean style.  Have just realised that it will be one year next month that I signed up for the online tutorial class with the wonderful Anna Mason.

Thank you to all the lovely woyww's who leave such encouraging comments about my paintings. I almost feel guilty ..... The only reason my paintings are half decent is totally due to a fabulous tutor who teaches a painting technique that clicks with me.  I would love to paint freestyle watercolours and I have tried with lots of frustrating results.  

Looking back I can see how much I have learnt this year:
  • Seeing the detail, hue/value in the object 
  • sticking to the technique
  • push myself and try hard tutorials
  • join a lovely encouraging community to keep you at your desk on a Wednesday
Have a lovely week.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

woyww- cherries and a bag on my other desk

A view of my other desk covered in bits and pieces as I get ready for a workshop in a couple of weeks.  Yes the sketch is strategically opened at a sketch.  I have signed up for a Dina Wakley  one day course on painting faces and abstract art.  Something different for me as it will be messy and not focused on detail.  I do like Dina's work and always good to do something out of my comfort zone.

Painted cherries from last week looking shiny and ready to eat.
Have a lovely woyww. 

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

woyww - fruit for a change

Cherries for a change of pace at this wednesday desk.

Agapanthus .... pleased with the depth and contrast.  
Painting on hold as I have come down with another virus.  
Happy woyww.