This is a quick post today, but I wanted to share this portrait of Eden Bee, taken from her reference photo on sktchy app. Watercolour and polychromos on 200lb coldpress 30x40cm
This was so much fun to create. ‘3 a me goes’ is from reference photos courtesy of sktchy app, in particular I would like to thank Elizabeth Lapsley, the creator and model of the portrait reference. It took a while for me to finish this one, as I seem to flit from one painting to the next, eventually last night I set to completing it. It is 30×40 cm 200lb coldpress, using watercolour, ink and polychromos pencils, I hope you can see how much fun this was 😀.
I have quite a few paintings left in a pile, they are my ‘gone wrong’ paintings, or is it that they didn’t go to plan? Either way, they are rejected….but maybe only for a few days. I really don’t like trashing these said painting, mainly because the cost of watercolour paper makes me want to recycle in some way. I have been known to wash the paint right off under the sink, this may leave a residue on the paper, but once dry, it does suit some paintings that follow this act. Sometimes I simply turn the paper over, and start a fresh. Lastly, and my preferred option, I see which other medium I can add, completely changing my intended look. My usual choice is ink, but in this instance my watercolour horse needed a softer more detailed tool to improve My mistakes. I pulled out some of my coloured pencils, polychromos-I have not used pencils in ages, they used to be my first go to medium. I really felt pleased that they helped me pull this horse back to something I was satisfied with. I am still not completely happy, but ‘My tea time’ is saved from the bin.
I continued over the weekend with my portrait theme, courtesy of sktchy app, many thanks Angela Rivera for the photo reference. This is pen and ink, plus some coloured pencil ( polychromo), 10×7″ 140lb coldpress. ‘ River’
Today is my daughters birthday….wow how time flies 20 years.🎂 Happy birthday Leah❤️
Last week the news covered the sad capture of chimp babies, to then be sold on as domestic pets, it was so upsetting seeing this poor creature seperated from its family (They are killed in the process) and stripped of a free wild life as nature had intended.
You can see the article here on the BBC news, with a video clip .
I decided to paint one of these beautiful creatures, I used ink and bleach, on 140lb coldpress 12×9″ I have called it ‘saved’.
Quick post as its nearly bed time, but I wanted to show you these pieces I had been doing in the last couple of evenings. I have been trying to paint/sketch each day, even if time is limited. sktchy app is proving very useful at the moment, as I am back into humans, no fur in sight 😀 ( well I have a few work in progress)
Both are small 7×10″ and different mediums