Sunday 31 May 2015

Twelve More

Here are twelve more watercolour paintings by a variety of artists, some I know, some I don 't. They illustrate the wide range of subjects and the superb work that is attained by these and many other artists in our preferred medium..

Charles Reid

Diann C Benoit

Millind Mullick

N B Gurung

Stephie Butler

Morten E Solberg Snr

Jonathan Kwegyir Aggrey

Nusret Topuzoglu

Zhen Jing

Vasili Pohomov

Gerard Hendriks

Viktoria Prischedko

Not bad are they! Wish I could paint like some - most actually - of these artists


Friday 29 May 2015

`Alert for Danger' - Latest Painting

This is my latest painting, painted at an AVA `catchup session'. Actually I missed the previous two so didn't have anything to catch up. I'm increasingly inclined to mainly confine my subjects to animals. birds and portraits. 

 Alert for Danger -16" x 12" centenaire 140lb (300gsm) not

I only decided what to do when I was at the AVA session. I first made a drawing using a Pentel  No7 2B mechanical pencil with my version of Charles Reids contour drawing technique. I really don't like over finished paintings so it's a sort of vignette.

Colours used were Raw Sienna, Gold Ochre, Raw Umber, Cerulean Blue, Ultramarine Violet and for the greens, Green Apatite. Green-Gold and Sap Green, various makes. The darks were a mixture of Ultramarine Blue and Burnt Umber

I only used three brushes, Escoda retractable Kolinsky no 10, Isabey retractable Kolinsky no 6 and Rosemary retractable No 6. 

It's a modest little painting but I'm quite pleased with it. 

Monday 11 May 2015

Latest Activities via the AVA (Avon Valley Artists)

My painting activities have been somewhat limited lately for reasons I won't go into but I'm still going to the AVA sessions and here are some of the paintings from some of the members and myself.

Peter Ward - an attempt at an abstract approach for the subject of  buildings, not one of my favourites

Yvonne Harry - actually pastels unusual for Yvonne.

A general view of some members work on the buildings subject

Peter Ward - Still like with flowers

Yvonne Harry- same subject. Yvonne and Jan were over an hour late due to a serious traffic holdup so their work was unfinished.

Clive Brotherton

Jan Weeks - unfinished for the reason given above.

Various still lifes

Walt Longmire from the television western `Longmire'

Peter Ward - I finished early one week so started on this one. Not very successful

 Model from the Next Ad in my newspaper. I rather liked this one but after viewing it the following day decided not to do any more, leaving me open to `the `unfinished' label