Today I'm linking up for the first time to What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday (WOYWW)! I've been painting some little square pictures to make watercolour greetings cards. I've gone for a seaside theme as it's summer!
I really enjoy working with watercolours at the moment. It's taken me a while to get the hang of applying a smooth wash but I think I've cracked it! It definitely helps to wet the paper first. I googled 'how to watercolour' which brought up a few good websites.
|Working in the lounge, you can tell I live with two men can't you (see left hand side!)|
These paintings are very different to my usual 'realistic' style. I'm used to painting portraits so it's been a bit of a challenge for me to be creative and draw something that isn't in front of me!
|The amount of times I nearly dunked my paintbrush in my tea....|
Here are the designs I've painted so far, some of them need a little more work, particularly the Torquay one, but I'm happy overall. I'm linking these up to Paint Party Friday :)
|Seagulls like pasties...fact.|
|I LOVE beach huts!|
I painted this one with the help of a few reference photos from Google.
|Little country cottage.|
I'm working with foreign students at the moment so the topic of good old British fish and chips is coming up a lot right now!
...And everybody knows that they are a seagull's favourite food!
Hopefully I'll find the time to put them together soon and I'll be able to show you the finished cards!
If any of you read my last post and are wondering about how my little peacock painting turned out, here it is, half-painted. I got a bit overenthusiastic with my paint mixing so it encroached on the square around it...oops!
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Tonight I'm linking up at the parties on the following blogs: A Creative Princess, Domesblissity, Hickory Trail, Cornerstone Confessions, Rhinestone Beagle and The Shabby Creek Cottage.
Labels: beach huts, fishing boat, how to watercolor, linky party, peacock, seagull, watercolor, watercolour, woyww