The act of starting a painting is so frightening, isn't it? As adults we expect to be more accomplished at art than children, even though in many cases we stopped practising art when we were children. We don't want to make any mistakes, forgetting that we get better by making mistakes. We learn from them.
I have found the best way of making progress is to paint a lot of pictures. They needn't be large paintings; small studies can still teach you a lot. Even just doodling with a brush-full of paint. It is a fact that someone who paints a hundred small paintings in six weeks will be a more accomplished painter than one who labours over a single large painting over the same period of time.
So, following on from my previous tutorial on planning a watercolour painting you will have answered the questions raised and made the necessary thumbnail sketches and notes I'm sure...
As a slide show.
There is another version of this watercolour painting of Thomas Gainsborough's Statue. I was trying out different colour schemes and formats. Both are currently available for sale. If you are interested in either and would like further details please contact me.
Other examples of my landscape paintings are in the gallery.
The watercolour technique used is "glazing"
You will notice there are some colour/light differences in the pictures. The first four are photographs and the colours were affected by the time of day that I took the photographs. Goodness knows what caused the odd stripy look, I'm not a photographer! The final picture was from a scan.
Putting a "Spotlight on Watercolour"
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