Wednesday 28 April 2021

woyww - colour mixing charts

 Not often I get to post photos of my latest obsession.  Haha

Currently exploring all the colour palettes I have tucked away in my desk.  Then I thought I should document a swatch of each colour in a sketchbook.  

That led me to doing a bit of reading on colour theory.  

So I started mixing using a colour wheel.  But I didn't find it really helped me learn to mix colours.

Moved on to the grid colour chart.  Quickly overwhelmed with so many colours.

Tried a smaller colour grid with a limited palette. 
Getting a bit better.  

By this time I have watched numerous Youtube clips and purchased a book on Colour Theory.

 Then I found the colour mixing tutorial by Alek Krylow and this works for me.  
Far more ordered and makes sense.

It allows me to mix eg.  blues and yellows,  resulting in a vast range of green values. 
I plan to do this with all my colours.  
Could take me until the end of the year.

Finished the oriental Lily.
Kept a light touch and achieved some form in the leaves and bulbs.  

I plan to visit lots of desks over the next few days.
stay safe and have a creative week.

Wednesday 14 April 2021

woyww - lily in pink


Slowly working on a pink oriental lily and trying to keep

the washes light and not overwork the painting.

Time will tell if I achieve a light touch.

Have a wonderfully creative week.

Thursday 1 April 2021

woyww (late) - done and dusted

 Charlie relaxing on her watercolour cushion, thinking about her next meal probably.

Before I cleaned the palette I  painted up a few cards.
Quick brush strokes and a touch of metallic paint. 

Not a lot of thought or planning ....which is good as I can really over think 
the most simple of projects.  

Enjoy your Easter festivities .... stay safe and keep creating.

Wednesday 24 March 2021

WOYWW - rain, rain and more rain

Dorothea Mackellar summed it up beautifully 

I love a sunburnt country,
A land of sweeping plains, 
Of ragged mountain ranges,
of droughts and flooding rains,
 I love her far horizons,
I love her jewel-sea
Her beauty and her terror -
The wide brown land for me!

While it rained kitty started to emerge.

Warning to anyone with a fear of spiders.  

As I was emptying water from the flower pots s/he leapt up the wall.  

Good to see the critters survived the deluge.

Have a wonderfully creative week.  

Wednesday 10 March 2021

WOYWW - cat sketch

A busy week or 2 and a little sketch to share for WOYWW.
Plan on painting the kitty using the crushed granite watercolour.

Close up of kitty sketch.

Weekend away on the Central Coast was spent relaxing with bush walks, painting
 and eating out.

Plan to visit lots of desks and say hello while I start to paint. 

Wednesday 24 February 2021

WOYWW - crushed granite apparently


Nothing pretty on my desk this Wednesday.  Unless you 
like crushed granite that comes from an area in central NSW called Cowra.

Given a bag of the crushed granite by a Geologist who knows that I make paint.

Quite unusual to find a core of crushed granite according to the Geologist. 

So after sifting, grinding, washing etc. 
I will be making some watercolour paint over the weekend.  

So far it is looking more like face powder than watercolour paint and that is fine. Plan to paint 
the kitty and a little ginger/apricot tones will suit her furry complexion.  

Have a lovely woyww peek and a creative week. 

Wednesday 17 February 2021

woyww Obi and a few ATC


"Obi" is now off my desk and had a quick trip outside for a photo in good light.  
I will probably add a bit more shading to his tail and then it is done.

With the sad news about  Shaz I pulled out the WOYWW folder  and had a look at the  beautiful ATC's
I received from Shaz over the years.  

She will be sadly missed and my thoughts and prayers are with her family.