Monthly Archives: May 2015

Back to traditional tube watercolour…..using up the extra smooth watercolour paper

Having found how much the extra smooth paper buckled when wet( more than my other card stash) I decided to paint images without doing a wash background, hoping to preserve my flat card. So I have gone back to a … Continue reading

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Hare using kuretake zig dual tip pens

I wanted to have a play with the colours that kuretake have with their dual tip pens, they are water soluble and have a brush tip and a fine line end. I love the vibrant colours, and having only a … Continue reading

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Rivulet technique using watercolour…….and another hare!

I just can’t get enough of these hares, here is my version of the rivulet technique, Susan Avis Murphy, AWS see link for YouTube demo Thank you to for the link, I really enjoyed the tutorial.although very different to my … Continue reading

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Hare we go again, hare watercolour and caran dache neocolor

have I said before how much I am loving these neocolor? Lol well here is another hare two! both females,I think, they look that way. i just can’t get enough of the beautiful pigment, and wax feel of these crayon … Continue reading

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Spring brings swarms. A better bee study

this spring/ summer, I have been privileged to see a number of bee swarms, with the abundance of flowers and warm weather, it seems to have affected many areas on the south coast of England, the busy little insects even … Continue reading

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Mmm! Well I think I will stick to horse heads only! watercolour dressage horse attempt

I thought it was a good idea to challenge myself, with a whole horse and rider, it did not go as planned, at the moment it is only watercolour, I keep it on the desk, and look at it daily … Continue reading

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Horsing around watercolour and neocolor, with stencil background

I had lots of fun with this horse, he was going to be only painted in red blue and green, but as always the brown appeared, and he resorted back to my usual style, it is hard to paint in … Continue reading

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Some more horses, for some reason they keep appearing!

I started this horse painting using tones of blue watercolour, of this Arab X. For some silly reason I got too carried away, and looking back I prefer how it looked in the first pic. Note to self, learn when … Continue reading

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Cassie pro jumping dog! Not quite concentrating, but made me smile 😀

We had a great walk on the forest, and cassie had fun jumping the sticks, not quite concentrating, she had the side glance technique, but I did manage to capture one picture in a proffesional pose! Good old iPhone camera, … Continue reading

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I had fun painting this portrait of my friends dog, Gizmo, I used watercolour, and caran dache neocolor, although loving the neocolor I found it hard to get the detail into the picture with these pastels, I have decided they … Continue reading

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