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Monday, July 25, 2016

WWM - Day 25

A little progress on the second person in my double portrait

Winners of yesterdays giveaway are -
La Table De Nana
Please email me your full name and address to Nitsa2000 at hotmail dot com

Sunday, July 24, 2016

WWM - Day 24

I've had another palette alteration.
My entire palette is Daniel Smith watercolours.
I have added Sepia into my palette to try it out again. I purchased SEPIA a long time ago and haven't had it in my palette for some time...I'm giving it another bash!
UV was a very disappointing colour for me, I found it weak and hard to pick up on my brush once dried. CV is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!
I've removed OPERA PINK...I am so sad to see it go as I've only just purchased a tube but I hadn't realised it wasn't lightfast and I do a lot of commission had to go! I'm hoping my QUIN PINKwill step in and be helpful in it's place.
I've added SODALITE GENUINE, again, a tube I purchased ages ago that I have never really experimented with, so I'm giving it a whirl...It is wonderfully granulating.
I've added MOONGLOW, had it ages, never really used it, thought why not. WOW...gorgeous colour and granulating too! Not sure how useful it will be...we'll see!
I am also looking to perhaps change my QUIN RED for either ORAGANIC VERMILLION which was in my last palette (I miss it) or QUIN VIOLET which looks amazing mixed with SODALITE GENUINE. It's quite different to QUINK PINK but not different enough for it to be in my palette.

I am also adding back in SERPENTINE GREEN but I am currently waiting for it to arrive. It's just such a handy 'go to' colour when I'm on location.
I have so many colours in full tubes that I've never really given a chance so I'm experimenting.
I have noticed a lot of newbies to watercolour over in the #worldwatercolormonth facebook group. A lot of them are experimenting with colours and brands so I thought I'd be helpful...

I am offering SIX newbies dot sheets (made by myself from a selection of DANIEL SMITH tubes)
I will choose from the new subscribers to my blog, and send out dot cards with 8 random colours on them
So, if you'd like to try some new colours, simply comment on this post and subscribe to this blog, that's FREE too..(you'll find it in the top right corner)

Saturday, July 23, 2016

WWM - Day 23

An update and a reveal one of my subjects
The photo was taken after a fight, so I had the dodgy eye and various bruises to deal with...
...I'm still working on his hair.

Friday, July 22, 2016

WWM - Day 22

Well 21 portraits in 21 days is crazy!!!...but I'm crazy enough that I did it!
For the next few days I'll be slowing down a little and working on a much larger piece.
This time I'm using a Fabriano Artistico traditional white 140lb hot pressed 14x20 inch block rather than my watercolour Moleskine Folio.
This piece is too big for my scanner so I'll be taking pics with my phone camera.
It's a double portrait and has taken a while to sketch out and transfer so I have only just started to apply paint to one of the faces.
Both subjects are quite unique, a first time painting for me in this 'area' of portraiture.
Let's hope I can pull it off!


Thursday, July 21, 2016

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

WWM - Day 20

Today's portrait is family member

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

WWM - Day 19

Today's little beauty is family member

Sunday, July 17, 2016

WWM - Day 17

who plays Grace Burgess in the Peaky Blinders series until she marries to become Mrs Grace Shelby

Saturday, July 16, 2016

WWM - Day 16

Todays portrait takes a celebrity turn to the beautiful
playing Thomas Shelby in the Peaky Blinders series