Saturday, 10 August 2019

Glazing in Watercolour - warm up - cool down or unify!



Glazing in Watercolour - warm up - cool down or unify!

Using very pale and dilute washes of watercolour - also known as glazes - can unify disparate parts of a painting as well as warm them up or cool them down.

Add a warm glaze to a foreground to bring it towards you.
Add a cool glaze of blues to make a mountain range recede further away.

Watch my video all about it - enjoy!


Thursday, 1 August 2019

Winner of July Reader Artworks draw - is Gail Smith from Australia!

Well done Gail who now get's to chose her animal print prize.

Please keep sending in your works.

send to thepotteringartist@hotmail.com

Here are Gail's butterflies.

Thanks to Debbie who also entered!

Alison

Saturday, 20 July 2019

Watercolour Landscape Tutorial for Beginners - Jettison your creative confusion!


Watercolour Landscape Tutorial for Beginners - Jettison your creative confusion!

Landscapes are eternally paintable and I don't know about you but they were one of the first things I tried in watercolour.

That was only after I was shown the complete process - from blank watercolour sheet to finished painting - by my art teacher.


If you want the above photo image and line outline to try the tutorial please email me at alisonfennellart@hotmail.com


The links to the art materials I use in this landscape series are affiliate links with Amazon. This means if you click on them and buy the product I get a few pennies from Amazon for promoting them here and that is at no cost to you at all ok:)

These are the materials you will need to paint the landscape pictured.


WATERCOLOUR PAPER BLOCK USED IN TUTORIAL



SET OF BRUSHES ALMOST IDENTICAL TO THE ONES I USE - A WORTHWHILE BUY AS AN INVESTMENT IN YOUR ARTISTIC PATH


PAINTS
Here are the paints you will need for this tutorial.
There are only 3 but you will see how many hues we can mix from this limited palette

Buy the 3 colours from Curtisward here:- Click this link and then add each of the colours by selecting them from the range displayed on the page - 5ml tubes - professional and the best!

https://www.curtisward.com/winsor-newton-professional-watercolour-5ml-tube.html
https://www.curtisward.com/winsor-newton-professional-watercolour-5ml-tube.html
Cobalt Blue
Burnt Umber and
Winsor Blue (Green shade)

READY TO PAINT?

Here are your 2 step by step videos on this landscape.

Watch this one and then at the end on the right hand side of the YouTube page you will see the second and final part listed also. Any questions please ask - alisonfennellart@hotmail.com


and part 2!

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