Sitting in a rather lovely cafe over looking St Ives harbour, sketching and photographing the harbour. I ve experimented working these up as a Craxton style Watercolour ….
work in progress… A view across the fabulous beach at Gwithian, Cornwall…. I ll look forward to carrying on with this next week… Been distracted by painting marbles! More on that later…
These watercolour paintings were inspired by Spring time themed writing or poetry.
With thanks to: Irene, George, Geoffrey, Fernando, Kelly, Tina and Catherine.
Beautiful paintings and really carefully mixed colours and the use of techniques, for example the wet on wet on the yellow and purple in the petals of the pansies. Fernando uses oranges in a splatter in the foreground. Kelly has detailed the water droplets on the green leaves using masking fluid to retain the white and worked with tonal greens to create depth.
Irene uses a Chinese brush on these pansies
I Enjoyed the path with a line of trees that curves up over the brow of the hill. I ve used a limited palette of orange, lemon yellow, sap green and cerulean and ultramarine blues. Scratching into the field area and splattering on to the near meadows. I hope this gives a feeling of movement. The trees were just coming into leaf and have that amazing yellow green which I ve highlighted in the intense field of rapeseed at the left back.