Monthly Archives: March 2013

Another Goldwing But…With A Difference!

I couldn’t resist doing another Goldwing as I really enjoyed the last one I did.  However, this time I decided on a trike.

Goldwing Trike 1800 (WIP)

So far I have spent about 4 hours (not all in one sitting) just to get to this stage.  I am really enjoying the new challenges that I have been faced with so far.  I can’t wait to see the end result but, have quite a way to go yet.

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Project – Week 3

Today I finally finished my landscape.  I am really happy with the way the first draft has turned out.  I learnt a lot from doing it and I can see the mistakes I made so, hopefully when I re-do it I will be able to correct them.

Using the combination of watercolours, white gouache and pastel pencils really helped with this tricky landscape.  When I re-do it I will bear in mind that I need to preserve some of the lightness of the watercolour washes.  I also need to allow the colours to blend more on the paper and not to fiddle too much with them.

I have posted the finished painting under the Mixed Media tab.

Project – Week 2

During my lesson today I managed to progress the watercolours further and altering some of them to make them stand out more. I removed the Masking Fluid and decided to get some white pastel pencil on to make a start on the waterfalls and whirlpools.  In my next lesson I am hoping to progress the water further and to look at areas to make sure there is enough contrast.

Although, this is a challenging subject, I am loving painting it and I am learning a great deal from it.

Elakala Waterfalls, West Virginia (WIP II)

Project Time – Week 1

This term we only have one theme and it is of course Water!

The ideas I had were so many I had a hard time choosing what to do.  I first thought about a still life then, changed my mind to a landscape.  I had a look at Google images and chose this photo, I’m not sure who the photographer was.

Hunsett Mill, Norfolk

I then decided to have a further look on Google and found this photograph,unfortunately I don’t know who the photographer was so, I am unable to credit them.

Elakala Waterfalls, West Virginia

I fell in love with the waterfalls and the whirlpool in the foreground.  I showed my art teacher as I couldn’t decide which to do.  We both agreed on Elakala Waterfalls in the end.

Elakala Waterfalls, West Virginia (WIP I)

I decided that the subject would suit a mix media approach so after doing the under drawing and masking off areas with Masking Fluid, I decided to start off with watercolours.

Moving Water

Today’s lesson was all about moving water.  My art teacher showed us lots of different techniques to create a wave and the sense of movement.  We started off with charcoal and then moved on to colour.  I chose to use soft pastels after my charcoal drawing and I can’t wait to have a go with different paints. 

I have posted each picture under their respective tabs.