Daniel smith shadow violet….love love โค๏ธ

I think this has to be one of my favourite tubes of paint, Daniel smith ‘ shadow violet’ it splits to so many colour, every time I use it I smile ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€.

Here are two examples, the first is ‘ vision’ 10×14″ on coldpress 140 lb. the second is ink and wash on hotpress ‘the halt’ 10×7″

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‘Vision’ watercolour on coldpress 14 lb 10×14″ Daniel smith shadow violet, plus Terry Harrison Tarmac, and Luna black and background azurite genuine D.S

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‘The halt’ watercolour, hot press, ink and wash, 10×7″ 140lb. Daniel smith shadow violet

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‘Ears, bows and pukka pose’ more hot press paper put through paces!

Its Friday night, yippee, ย the weekend is here, chilled evening finishing this ink and wash which I stared the other day, and putting the hot press paper through its paces. Super cute little girl fashioning some unusual ears! What could be better for me, animal meets girl, I don’t think they are hare ears, but more cute bunny…ahhhhhhhh!

 

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‘Ears, bows and pukka pose’ Ink and wash- watercolour on A4 hotpress 140 lb…..Sktchy inspiration photo

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Fun with ink and wash

The last few days I have been playing around with ink and wash, with the difference being the paper I have used, I decided to give hot press watercolour paper a try again. I already had a pad of A4 size, but really hadn’t got on with it in the past.

I wanted to try out some ink line work using some of the great Sktchy app inspiration photos, and thought that now would be a great time to try out this super smooth watercolour paper again. It can be awkward for the watercolour, but I figured great for the ink line work, so out came the ink…lamy pen, and Pental ย brush liner, and I set to work.

The ink went down really well, how would the watercolour go?? Well…..it was ok, the paper is just not as absorbent, as coldpress, the paint appears more washed out in tone, so thicker paint on the brush was needed to get vibrancy. But the biggest problem for me was with blending, it’s not great, it just smooches around ย the paint I had previously laid down, then left bad brush marks. From my first couple of attempts I decided that ment the lines and marks I made with watercolour would need to be positive, purposeful, and a ‘one chance to get it right’ sort of stroke. Happier with these two, pheww, just need to work on this hot stuff some more, but I love the ink on this surface.

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‘Cute in blue’ ink and wash. 8.3″X11.7″ 140 lb hot press. Sktchy app inspiration

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‘ worship me like a god’ ink and wash, 140 lb hot press 8.3x 11.7″ Sktchy app inspiration

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I found a horse on Sktchy app!

Today whilst searching for something to paint on Sktchy app, I came across this beautiful chestnut horse, I know I have loads of my reference photos, but I just had to paint it, being chestnut may have been a great pull for me, biased I maybe, but I love chestnuts….just like my boy โค๏ธ I have called it ‘ friend of wisdom’ 9×12 140 lb watercolour

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‘Friend of wisdom’ watercolour, 140 lb coldpress 9×12″ Sktchy app inspiration

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Watercolour ‘ faced with imagination’

This is my latest painting inspired by a Sktchy app photo reference ‘ faced with imagination’ it is watercolour on 140lb 9″x12″ this was a little challenge to myself as it filled the whole page, something I don’t usually attempt ๐Ÿ˜€

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‘Faced with imagination’ watercolour 140lb 9″x12″

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‘Stunning Stella’ Sktchy app inspiration

Another big thanks to Sktchy app for my latest inspired watercolour of a beautiful girl called Stella, this is Luna’s sister, I painted her sister a while back…such a cute pair ๐Ÿ˜€

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‘Stella’ watercolour 140 lb 12×9″ Sktchy app inspired

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Black and white=colour

This was a fun portrait to paint, I found a cute black and white photo of a young girl on the Sktchy app, and converted her into my colourful with gold hints version. Super cute! I am loving Holbein gouache brilliant gold, so much sparkle ( thanks Charlie at doodlewash blog review….I have wanted it for ages) camera does not pick it up well, but the bling is there ๐Ÿ˜€

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Watercolour girl portrait 140 lb 28.5×21 cm Sktchy app original photo

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Sktchy app reference photo

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