Monthly Archives: January 2013

Flowers – Wet-in-Wet Watercolour Technique & Masking Fluid

Today we learnt how to paint flowers using a wet-in-wet technique and using lots of masking fluid.

I decided to use a reference photograph of a Poppy that I had taken some time ago, after doing the initial loose under-drawing, I then used Masking Fluid to mask out the entire flower.  Once, completely dry I then put on the background using the wet-in-wet technique. 

Once, the background was dry I was able to take the Masking Fluid off, revealing the start white of the flower.

I didn’t get a chance to finish it today so, I’ll take it to my next lesson and finish it off whilst, starting a new painting.


First Day Of A New Term

Today’s lesson was an observation of musical instruments.  I decided to do an Electric Guitar in charcoal.  Unfortunately, due to being a bit rusty, not using charcoal for a long time and the angle of the guitar I was really unhappy with the final result.

I am going to try and fix the problems or even completely re-do it before I post it.  I don’t feel I would be doing the subject justice if I post it now. 

I am fully aware than not every drawing/painting is going to be a “master piece” but, I don’t feel I really want to post my “failures” for everyone to see.

Every drawing/painting is a learning experience and I definitely learnt a lot today, and I did enjoy the process even if I was really unhappy with the end result.