Festival poster theme at Hills Road Adult Ed class

We had fun making mixed media poster designs using collage, Watercolour, ink, and pastel.

From fireworks to sailing boats, thanks everyone… And don’t forget the half term marble Watercolour painting challenge… Good luck and look forward to seeing your work #marbles on Twitter

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St Ives, cornwall.,

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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 ….

Spring time poetry inspired watercolours, Hills Road Adult Ed. 11 May 2015

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.

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Irene uses a Chinese brush on these pansies

Irene uses a Chinese brush on these pansies

Wimpole park, watercolour

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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.