Wednesday, April 27, 2016

woyww - pale rose

A close up of my latest "Anna Mason" online workshop -part 1 and 2 of the rose completed.  This means I have painted the absolute palest colours and the darkest colours.  Once those two are in place the rest is all about balancing tone.  Hard to believe I have used nearly every colour on my test sheet already.  Busy schedule this week so I may have to wait until the weekend before I start part 3.
That also means I will be slowly visiting desk over the next couple of days and into the weekend :(  
Have a great week. 

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

woyww - paint swatches

Not a lot of painting this week except for the odd paint swatches.  The exercise was useful as I found out exactly how many watercolours I own.   Also discovered that the latest "must have" w/c is similar to something I already own.  Hopefully I will look at the swatches before purchasing next time.  The other scary thing is the clutter on my desk.

Close up of those swatches .... quite pretty.  
I also printed out two copies of the w/c flowers. I might use them for  a special swap coming up in May??

Have a lovely woyww :)

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.