Sunday, February 28, 2010

Allium finished and onto the next!

I did complete the allium, or "Nectaroscordum Bulgaricum", but only after some headaches. I thought I knew what I wanted, but I didn't. The background wasn't working at all...So I decided to crop the painting from vertical format to square and wash over the background with more dramatic colours!

And here is the finished work, much better!

Quiet Elegance
10" x 10", watercolour on Fabriano Artistico extra white CP 140lb

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Is it an allium?

I have some of these bulbs in my garden and I'm pretty sure that when I bought them they weren't labelled as allium, not sure what they were called though. Anyway, this is the start of a new watercolour based on a photo I took in my friend Janet Thomas' beautiful garden last summer. This is only a small section of the whole composition.

There's a long way to go yet, hopefully I'll get most of the little florets finished tomorrow!

Finishing touches

The opium poppy is complete, it took 7 days of work and I was tired of seeing pink by the end - I'm
glad it's done!

Here are the last stages:Twirls and Curls
14" x 10"

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Opium Poppy WIP

I've been working on this watercolour for several days now and still there is no end in sight. So many tiny details, plus the dark areas have needed several washes to achieve the depth I want. Here are the steps so far:

Monday, February 01, 2010

Meet Winston!

I had a busy day yesterday, finishing the painting of Winston for the Friday Foto challenge on , then creating my first Zazzle store in an effort to make some money from my obsession!

Here's Winston the French Bulldog, he owns Desiree Habicht's daughter and her family. Apparently he's a terror, but how could a face like that be hiding a monster?

Winston -
14x10, watercolours on Fabriano Artistico Xtrawhite HP

My new Zazzle store is very much a work in progress, but if you would like to have a look you will find it at*