after doing commercial work I needed to unwind and just thought I'd throw paint at some paper and this was the result!
Here are two demonstrations done with a limited palette for my current Watercolour Basics class running over 5 weeks at Red Hot Press. Day one went well (I think?) and I have 9 enthusiastic students. Looking forward to next week's landscape demo. For anyone interested I am running a Watercolour Day on Saturday August 8 also at RHP. These two pieces were done on Bockingford NOT 140Ib both about 17 x 27 cm in around 30 minutes each.
leaving Southampton a few weeks ago. I did this from a photo taken on my iphone as an experiment on a new hand-made paper I have acquired. It's on an old paper that I bought from a stock rescued from the old Wookey Hole Mills in Somerset some 50 years ago! It's hand-made 300gsm and the image is 26 x 32cm - a little too small for this rough surface but a nice texture all the same - I'll need to work bigger next time I use this one!
Here's the finished watercolour: 28 x 43 cm on Arches 140Ib NOT
done yesterday in the warm sunshine. I never tire of sketching in the cemetery and given my studio is here it's easy to stroll and sketch. This is of the 'other' chapel done sitting just outside my chapel in about an hour or so. Look out for my next post which is a larger watercolour of this view done from my ipad...
of a view from Jamaica Road looking north east along River Neckinger towards The Thames. I did this from a photo I took a while ago after walking from Shad Thames. It took under 3 hours and was just an experiment really as I wanted to see what I could achieve within this time: 423 x 296 mm on 140Ib Waterford NOT .
with Urban Sketchers Southampton. One hour 15 mins on A5 heavyweight cartridge paper
in the old cemetery. Done from a photo I took last winter on my ipad it shows The Lodge in Southampton's Old Cemetery on a cold, misty morning. A3 on Waterford 140Ib Rough.
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