Sheep Shape…

Sheep Sketch (Watercolour)

Sheep Sketch (Watercolour)

I was extremely pleased with how my painting of Rhona at the wedding turned out, but still aware that I would love to paint more freely and loosely I spent more than half of last week trying to capture impressions of the Bluebells in our front garden. They failed terribly several times and so, after some hair tearing, I looked back at my Jean Haines books and videos hoping to gain inspiration and insight.

This afternoon I spent an hour or two following a tutorial from her book Atmospheric Watercolours on painting sheep. The first go wasn’t very good but I’m quite pleased with this one – I wish my Cadmium Orange had more yellow tones, as Jean’s does, and it needs a bit more detail around the faces but otherwise I feel this is a great start.. or recovery, depending on how you look at it.