Another Batch from World Watercolor Month

Although less than a week ago, life has already moved on since the challenge of World Watercolor Month and I now have visitors staying from the UK.

However, there are still quite a few pictures I haven’t shared yet, so I’m keen to get them up here soon before it’s too far in the past to remember what it was all about.

The third batch of pictures:

Day 17 City Life

Day 17 City Life

Day 18 In the Jungle

Day 18 In the Jungle

Day 19 Rainy Days

Day 19 Rainy Days

Day 20 Wet & Dry

Day 20 Wet & Dry

Day 21 Glorious Gold

Day 21 Glorious Gold

Day 22 Under the Sea

Day 22 Under the Sea

Day 23 Furry Creatures

Day 23 Furry Creatures

Day 24 Monochrome Moods

Day 24 Monochrome Moods

 

 

World Watercolor Month – 2nd Catch Up

Catch Up Part two… another quick round up of my World Watercolor Month paintings – I’m afraid even after this bunch I’m still a week behind with postings. Maybe I can squeeze another post in sometime this week to try and get up to date (painting day 22 today!).

Just a reminder to click on the image to see the full size – it does make a difference with some (others, it’s better not to look too closely ;-).

Ciao for now 🙂 , back to the brushes!

Day 9: Climbing Mountains

Day 9: Climbing Mountains

 

Day 10: Light & Luminous

Day 10: Light & Luminous

Day 11: Beautiful Blooms

Day 11: Beautiful Blooms

Day 12 Forest Animals

Day 12 Forest Animals

Day 13: Fast & Loose

Day 13: Fast & Loose

Day 14: Sweet Things

Day 14: Sweet Things

Day 15: On the Beach

Day 15: On the Beach

Day 16: Casting Shadows

Day 16: Casting Shadows

A Quick WWM Update…

Sorry folks, I’m so busy painting every night that I’m not finding any spare time to upload my work! I’ve just posted day 16 on the World Watercolour Month Facebook page, and my last share on here was for Day 1 and 2 – not good enough!!

So I’m going to do a couple of batch posts to try and catch up to date – less writing, just lots of lovely pictures! Here we go:

Day 3: Primary Colours

Day 3: Primary Colours

Day 4: Family Moments

Day 4: Family Moments

Day 5 Shades of Blue

Day 5 Shades of Blue

Day 6: Simple Things

Day 6: Simple Things

Day 7: Playing Games

Day 7: Playing Games

Day 8: Flying Things

Day 8: Flying Things

That’s it for tonight… More to come in a day or so!

World Watercolor Month 2018 – Day 1 & 2

WWM 2018 Day 1 - Sunny Days

WWM 2018 Day 1 – Sunny Days

My favourite time of year has come around again, World Watercolor Month!! A watercolour every day for the whole of July… And it’s an official event now, so I have to spell it correctly, even if the powers that be have missed out a letter 😉 (sorry Charlie!).

To save myself time and brainache I’m going to follow the prompts again this year, which still means an hour or too of head scratching and google searching every day before I have any idea what to paint.

So, the fun began yesterday on 1st July and the prompt for Day 1 was ‘Sunny Days’. After a reasonably short search I came across a cute photo of a dog in a hammock – What? Doesn’t that just scream out ‘Sunny Days’ to you? Well never mind… it was just too tempting a subject to pass by, and was great fun to tackle too 🙂 .

The suggestion for Day 2 (today) is Delicious Food and I was so tempted to paint a big fried breakfast, but then I had second thoughts (too many individual items to paint on a work day 😛 ) and went for a favourite cake instead – Swedish Tea Ring.

WWM 2018 Day 2 - Delicious Food

WWM 2018 Day 2 – Delicious Food

This was a recipe we learnt to cook in school and has been a firm favourite ever since. Something like a giant Chelsea bun, or a cinnamon scroll without the cinnamon, it’s made with sweet bread dough rolled up with dried fruit and butter and sugar, baked and then topped with glace icing and cherries – I think the recipe we were shown had Angelica pieces as well, which I don’t believe I’ve seen in any recipe since 😛 .

I have to say, I’m more than happy with the first two days of the challenge, let’s see if I can keep it up! And the only thing that’s missing now is a cup of tea and a piece of that cake, except that unfortunately I wasn’t painting from life!

 

 

Wash challenge, week eight – stormy days

Little Gem No. 16

Little Gem No. 16

It’s rained a lot this week, and it’s still raining now… I can hear it pattering on the skylight in the dark (I’m writing at midnight). It’s great for the garden as it’s been very dry recently, but being as near as we are to mid winter it also means short, dark afternoons and moody skies.

Which might be why a beautiful stormy photo on a fellow painter’s Facebook page inspired me to paint one this week. The photo is of the view from the studio window of extremely talented artist, Linda Foster, and it’s stunning –  the contrast between the heavy blue-grey sky and the sunlit wheat field is just gorgeous, so I’ve tried to be true to the colours depicted in the original, using Indanthrene Blue, Raw Sienna, Undersea Green and a tiny bit of Perylene Maroon.

With a view like this one, I don’t think you would ever be short of subject matter!

Little Gem No 17

Little Gem No 17

My second Little Gem for this week started off as an experimental wash… in fact it was definitely destined for the bin!

It started life last week as the first attempt to paint the seal with it’s suckling pup, but it went horribly wrong so I just carried on filling the paper with grey splodges (once you know what you’re looking for you might be able to see two likely lumps near the middle!)

After it had sat on the desk all week I began to forget about the seals and started seeing rocks instead. A seagull and some Indigo Blue sea helped make the transformation complete, although I’m thinking the seagull still needs a bit more contrast. It might be one to try again sometime…