Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Watercolour Tutorial on Toucans!


Fancy painting a statuesque watercolour toucan?

Here are my warm-up sketches that I did to get to know this antic and charismatic bird!

Then you can hop over to Youtube if you like and sit back in comfort and watch as I take you through this 3 part tutorial - step by step!

Enjoy!







To see the toucan video series of 3 click here!


Monday, 1 July 2019

Winner of Reader Artworks MONTHLY draw!

Winner of Reader Artworks MONTHLY draw!

Congratulations to Britta who painted this gracious and grande pig!

Britta wins a watercolour animal archival print of her choice from -

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ThePotteringArtist https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ThePotteringArtist

Here is the painting - thanks to all who entered!



Keep sending in work to be in for a chance to win!

Alison

Sunday, 30 June 2019

Good LUCK all artists who entered the June Reader Artworks draw!


Good LUCK all artists who entered the June Reader Artworks draw!

Here they are - Britta and Debbie!

Draw will take place first thing MONDAY 1st JULY************************************

Sunday 30th June 2019

The final reader artworks entry for the month comes from Britta in Denmark. I think this watercolour pig is simply exquisite!

Thanks for entering Britta!

Alison





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Monday 3rd June 2019

Reader Artwork by Debbie McCrae - delightful and poetic watercolour vegetables rooting in glass jars - inspired by Issue 3 of The Pottering Artist Magazine - To shop - click here - https://www.blurb.co.uk/b/9491165-issue-3-rooted-the-pottering-artist

My words - "Look how shiny you have those golden and ruby orbs - divine shadow work there Debbie plus believable highlights! Also - the gentle folding of the stems as they angle upwards. I especially love the lower one with the dark plum splurge - an emotive look to it."


Debbie's comments on her work - Hi Alison - I'm still pouring over your latest edition - such great information and inspiration! This is just a little watercolor I did recently in my sketchbook - just playing with painting glass really but it so fit into the theme of this issue!
Rooting Vegetables by Debbie McCrae - watercolour

Thank you Debbie:)


https://www.thepotteringartist.com/p/reader-responses-artwork.html
https://www.thepotteringartist.com/p/reader-responses-artwork.html

Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Watercolour Shadow Mixing Bootcamp - BLUES

Well here we go with mixing shadows in watercolour with blue paints. Have some artistic fun in slow and simple fun with this playful practice.

This is a good way to just re-visit basic mixing skills and have a potter while you're at it.

Here is the video - enjoy some art inspiration!

 



Enjoy learning the personalities of your paints and keep to a limited number of colours if you are a beginner...I hope this quickens your creative pulse. There are 2 more videos featuring red and yellows so feel free to watch those on Youtube too.



Thursday, 20 June 2019




Mixing Red Shadows with Watercolor Complements - easy tutorial To return to my homepage click here - ttps://www.youtube.com/user/AlisonFennell Watch this process aimed demo on how to mix warm, cool and mid red shadows in watercolour WITHOUT USING TUBE READY MADE BLACK!!! Start your art awakening today. Step by step playful project in real time!





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WHAT YOU WILL LEARN How to mix 3 types of red shadows. Learn 3 complementary colours to mix with reds to make gorgeous shadows How to mix exquisite red shadows using cool, warm and mid reds and their watercolour complements. You will gain a basic understanding of using the Stephen Quiller color wheel and some basic colour theory. ........................................................................................ WHAT YOU WILL NEED - if you do not have EVERYTHING or the EXACT colours and makes just DO THE BEST WITH WHAT YOU HAVE:) Winsor & Newton professional tube watercolour paints:- https://www.jacksonsart.com/brands/wi... Cadmium Red Deep (Mid red) Cadmium Scarlet (warm red - with a bit of orange in it) Alizarin Crimson (cool red - with a bit of purple in it) Cobalt Turquoise Hookers Green Dark Winsor Blue Green shade A watercolour palette A flat watercolour brush (about 1 inch) A pencil some tissues and flannel (face cloth) for clean up 2 x 1 pint jugs of clean, cold water A piece of any type of watercolour paper ........................................................................................................ WHAT ABOUT MORE ARTISTIC focus? If you've got some rich art input from this video how about trying another colour mixing tutorial? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nWMi... Each time your try a small art input study you will improve! How about this one? Let me know how you get on ok:) Alison ............................................................................................. LINKS & FURTHER lists of temperature types of REDS as PROMISED in the VIDEO Frank Webb lidded watercolour palette - only available in US and shipping to UK is pricey. https://www.cheapjoes.com/frank-webb-... For a similar palette - get John Pike's palette here in the UK - https://www.jacksonsart.com/regular-j... Mid reds - Carmine by Daniel Smith (DS), Pyrrol Red (DS), Napthol Red (Da Vinci DV) Cool reds - Winsor Red (Winsor & Newton WN), Permanent Alizarin Crimson hue (W&N), Pyrrol Crimson (DS), Permanent Rose (W&N) Warm reds - Pyrrol Scarlet (DS), Transparent Pyrrol Orange (DS), Spectrum Scarlet (Art Spectrum AS), Cadmium Scarlet (W&N) 1 Stephen Quiller colour wheel https://www.quillergallery.com/shop/Q... 2 Stephen Quiller - Color Choices book https://www.quillergallery.com/shop/C... 3 Winsor & Newton colour chart for professional tube watercolours https://www.curtisward.com/winsor-and... 4 Handprint.com - Colour chart detailing actual colour pigments and their qualities regarding tonal strength and temperature. http://www.handprint.com/HP/WCL/vwhee... 5 Watercolour reds - mid - cool - warm - A brilliant post by Jane Blundell https://janeblundellart.blogspot.com/... Well done for reading all this. Do not feel overwhelmed. Just take what you can and what you need and work with that for a while. Alison