Watercolour paintings in progress (WOYWW and PPF)

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!

watercolor painting
Working in the lounge, you can tell I live with two men can't you (see left hand side!)
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.

woyww
The amount of times I nearly dunked my paintbrush in my tea....
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!

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 :)

the seagull
Seagulls like pasties...fact.
how to watercolor

I LOVE beach huts!
Little country cottage.
 I painted this one with the help of a few reference photos from Google.

picture to painting

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!

fish and chips

...And everybody knows that they are a seagull's favourite food!

fish and chips

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!

peacock

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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.

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Clare Willcocks: Watercolour paintings in progress (WOYWW and PPF)

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Watercolour paintings in progress (WOYWW and PPF)

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!

watercolor painting
Working in the lounge, you can tell I live with two men can't you (see left hand side!)
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.

woyww
The amount of times I nearly dunked my paintbrush in my tea....
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!

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 :)

the seagull
Seagulls like pasties...fact.
how to watercolor

I LOVE beach huts!
Little country cottage.
 I painted this one with the help of a few reference photos from Google.

picture to painting

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!

fish and chips

...And everybody knows that they are a seagull's favourite food!

fish and chips

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!

peacock

If you've enjoyed this post please think about following my blog using one of the buttons on the right-hand-side! I love your comments too!

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.

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7 Comments:

At 4 July 2013 at 20:43 , Blogger Katie D said...

Lovely cards :) So cute! What sort of watercolors do you use?



Katie (134)

 
At 5 July 2013 at 00:20 , Blogger Renee Dowling said...

Clare,

I do enjoy your posts, and can't wait to see your finished cards! I am trying to get the hang of watercolour painting too! Peacocks are one of my favourite birds! Your daily comics are amazing! Your 3D drawings look so realistic! I have become a fan of your work and am following your blog! I am working on a variety of things right now, but I am also working on a seaside multimedia painting of Prince Edward Island. Just the other day I took photos of seagulls, and will be posting them this week. Your photos are really beautiful too!

Thanks for sharing your great ideas ,


Renee

 
At 5 July 2013 at 05:25 , Anonymous Crystal said...

So pretty! Visiting from the Gotta Create blog hop! Feel free to link this one up at our Red, White & BBQ Ladies Only Blog Share link party which is now live! :)

http://mommifried.com/ladies-only-blog-share-link-party-red-white-bbq/

 
At 5 July 2013 at 07:23 , Blogger alarmcat said...

these will make lovely cards!! that's a wonderful idea and a real treat for any one lucky enough to get one!

 
At 6 July 2013 at 12:45 , Blogger Cazzy said...

Happy WOYWW. I love seaside pictures too, and yours are gorgeous, did you draw or stamp them first? I think I recognise the beach hut one, but not the rest and I love seagulls and boats too, and we stay in Torquay often.

Cazzy x #136

 
At 6 July 2013 at 14:21 , Blogger Tammie Lee said...

hello,

these are all wonderful.
they are going to make quite special cards!

 
At 10 July 2013 at 06:22 , Blogger Christina iGottaCreate said...

Very sweet!!

Thanks so much for linking up at the party,
<3 Christina @ I Gotta Create!

 

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