Hi there, how are you?
It’s week three and still I’m going.
Wow what a week, we’ve been having our bathroom re-fitted, everything taken out and new put back in phew. Lots of noise and dust, nearly finished now then a weeks holiday, we’re going to need it.
Sunflower – at the zoo last week they had a lovely display of sunflowers so I sat for a few minutes and drew a few. When I got home I used my sketches as reference for a painting.
Lady slipper orchid – last year we visited Kew Gardens, they had some beautiful orchids on display, I couldn’t draw them at the time so I took lots of photos. I liked the way this one turned out as I had managed to replicate the colours quite well.
Dragonfly – I like dragonflies and it occurred to me that I had never drawn one.
Another dragonfly – I wanted to try some different colours, internet dragonflies come in so many colours it’s hard to choose just one.
Flamingos – painted from some photos I’d taken at the zoo.
Flamingos pt. two – I didn’t much like the colours in yesterdays version so I tried again, I also used different paper for this one. I think it’s a little less overworked.
Duckling – saw this cute little duckling on an image search and decided to have a go at painting it.
The first half of this challenge I’ve been using student grade watercolour paper, it’s fine for painting on when you’re not doing anything too wet or washy. I like to use it with my Pentel brush pen, for pen and wash.
The paper I switched to after the first flamingo painting is 90lb (approx.200gsm) 100% cotton paper. It’s thin but holds up very well. Again it takes the paint and water very differently so I’m still getting used to it.
I’ve made a small booklet of watercolour paper to take with me on holiday so I can hopefully keep up with the rest of the challenge.
I’m hoping to have some sort of internet whilst away if not I’ll keep going and catch up when I get back.
Thanks for the support and taking the time to stop by today. Till next time, have fun x