I’ve been on the committee of the Rangiora Art Society for many years and am, again, exhibiting in this upcoming show. Come along if you are interested, there is always a good variety of work available.
After preparing your paper, the creation of an artwork generally goes in a number of steps. For me the initial process is; Select the subject of the work which maybe a scene, portrait, still life, realistic work from your imagination, abstract or indeed any other type. This process might involve; Framing or altering the subject […]
Farm Shed – Step by Step Most artists who paint representational watercolours start with a pencil drawing, which may be just some simple outline or a fully detailed work. My pencil drawings are usually somewhere between these two extremes. Many artists choose to use a soft pencil but my preference is an HB because there […]
Watercolour artists stretch their paper, primarily to prevent it from buckling or deckling when water is applied in large quantities either in preparation for paintings or when a large wash is applied. This happens because paper expands when it is wet and this expansion can be reduced or eliminated by wetting the paper thoroughly then […]
Palettes; are used by many artists, although some choose to use a white china plate or saucer. I like to use a folding or fixed palette with small wells along with largish pans for mixing colours. I squeeze paint from tubes into the small wells as required and although the paint does harden with time […]
There are many manufacturers of watercolour paints, which can be purchased in tubes or pans. While pans can be useful while you are travelling, because they take up less space, I believe that to achieve intense, colours, you are better to use tube paints. Cheap sets of tube watercolour paints may be useful for complete […]