Sunday, 13 December 2015

My Latest Paintings.

The following paintings were done at Avon Valley Artist sessions. We meet weekly on a Thursday at Saltford Church Hall. I don't post them as good examples of watercolour paintings - just my work. Please don't compare them with the regular gallery of paintings I post on here!

This was done as a "Xmas " subject. 16" x 12" Centenaire (Great Art) 140lb (300gsm) not.

I was taken by the original guide photo - cute.

16" x 12" Centenaire 140lb (300gsm) not

The subject was `clothes and drapes! As you can see I stretched the imagination to cover that but we are allowed considerable licence. Just as well as I was scratching my head for days wondering what to do. I normally `google' the subject, then go to `images' and see what results.

Actually I am quite pleased with the results. Each painting took no more than an hour including a loose drawing. The dogs were fairly straightforward but the main problem I had with the lady was getting the colour of her clothes right as they were a shade of lavender. The resulting colour, while nowhere near 100% accurate, is close enough using Ultramarine Violet (PV15) in various dilutions. Attempts at mixing reds and blues were less successful. You can buy a premixed colour called Lavender from one or two makers, but that would be a luxury which wouldn't see much use.

My usual brushes, Escoda travel types up 6 to 8 and Isabey travel brush 6.  


L.W.Roth, said...

Clothing is difficult, but you did an outstanding job Peter.! Also with a Christmas theme. I especially like that one. It's as jolly as the season. Happy holidays and a brilliant New Year!

Peter Ward said...

Thanks Linda and all the best to you and family for Xmas and the New Year.

Jan Weeks said...

Both very successful paintings Peter.

Peter Ward said...

Thanks Jan.