Watercolour

Apples And Rain….

I don’t seem to have had much time for my art work lately so this week I made time for it. For just an hour or so I decided that everything else can wait….

I started with a fairly simple watercolour sketch of an apple:

An Apple A Day - NB
An Apple A Day

I used Prussian Blue and Lemon Yellow plus a tiny bit of Burnt Umber for the stalk The paper is Saunders Waterford and this sketch measures  approximately 8″ x 7″.

Next is my first ever attempt at painting a person, albeit a fairly abstract one….

Walking In The Rain - NB
Walking In The Rain

I like my abstract lady in the rain. I have never been very keen to include people in my photography work, although there are a very few exceptions. However, I am very keen to have a go at painting people with watercolour. The colours used here were Paynes Grey, Yellow Ochre, Rose Madder and Burnt Umber. The paper was a left over scrap of Khadi paper and measures approximately 6″ x 6″.

Inspiration for these sketches came from a mixture of Hazel Soan and Jean Haines, both brilliant inspirational watercolour painters. I painted straight onto the paper, no pencil sketches or lines – more drawing with a paint brush.

I enjoyed painting these watercolour sketches. They’re fairly simple and didn’t take long. So it just goes to show even with a busy schedule I can find time to paint if I really want to – even if it’s just 20 minutes or half an hour. Plus watercolour painting is so relaxing, de-stressing and therapeutic….

 

29 thoughts on “Apples And Rain….

  1. Nice work, Evelyn! I particularly like the apple! Lovely fresh clean greens and good use of the bare paper for the highlight.

    Sent from my iPad -Carolynn McMillan Blog rtquilter.blogspot.com Flickr Carolynn McMillan on Flickr

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      1. I think the simple compositions are the loveliest – you captured the essence, which I love so much more than detail. You capture an emotion and a feeling. Bravo!

      2. That’s really what I’m aiming for with my warercolour work – to capture the essence, the life an soul of a subject with just a minimal amount of detail. Thank you again Jodi….

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