Thursday, 7 January 2010

Seascape watercolour and some stitching!

I have been having another go at watercolour painting from the book I bought...

Again, it doesn't look much like the one in the book (but it isn't supposed to is it?) but I am chuffed with how it turned out. I did it in the wrong sequence of course (!) and I've got too much yellow in the reflection but I'm still chuffed with it. I like the reflection of the rocks in the water - and following the instructions it actually worked - amazing!!

This is another exercise in Linda Ravenscroft's book - I drew the mushrooms first by copying them from the back cover of her book. The background is stippled acrylic paint, and the rest is watercolour on the top. I love the way the background comes through the watercolour. The stalks of the mushroom are just white paint - all the colours are the acrylic showing through. Magic!

Here is another exercise using wax crayon on a painted background then scratching it off to try to create Fairy Wings. I used copper and silver metallic wax crayons.
If you click on the picture you should get a closeup view.
Finally, just to let you see I am still stitching ......... just a little scan of the piece I am working on
for the next Kindred Spirits Exhibition. I'm stitching into a piece of rusted fabric I did last Summer - quilting it to death so to speak!!
Till next time ......


7 comments:

Doreen G said...

When you are rich and famous I will be able to say "I knew her back when she wasn't rich and famous".
Great work Val

quiltchick said...

You have been a busy gal Val.....quite right to be chuffed with the watercolours. I love the mushrooms!

Pat said...

You are having fun Val, with terrific results!

Heather said...

Gorgeous seascape and I love your 'magic' mushrooms too. That technique is perfect for fairy wings and your stitched piece on the rusted fabric is going to be stunning.

Sandy said...

:Your work always looks good, especially the mushrooms.

maggi said...

Your painting work is so effective. I love how the rusted piece is going.

Ela said...

I am really impressed!