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Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Edward Wesson and his colour palette

I would have loved to had the opportunity of attending one or more of Ted Wesson's demonstrations, but unfortunately this never happened, his loose paintings and the way they were constructed are a great inspiration to me, in particular his pen and wash work, I have found it a little difficult to find information to the colour palette he mainly used it appears that they were mostly transparent colours and were warm and cool primary colours, it also seems that he used three different blues [French Ultramarine, Winsor and Cobalt],  I do not believe you should try to copy an artist's style you admire, but to take snippets of the techniques they worked with and improve your own style, any good reading or websites that you think would be of interest I would love to hear about.

Friday, 13 April 2012

Peter Tavy line and wash painting

Just finished this line and watercolour wash painting of Peter Tavy village on the outskirts of Dartmoor, the buildings on the right of the painting are new build houses, which do not have a lot of character to them, but aid the compostion.


Friday, 6 April 2012

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Drawing phase of a line and wash watercolour

Sat outside this pub the other day and thought it would make an interesting painting, I have moved a few things around to help with the composition, but it has stayed mainly as it is, for those of you that know this area it is the Royal oak at Meavy in Devon, I first drew it in pencil and once satisfied went in with the ink, once dry I will then add the watercolour wash, will post it when finished.


Sunday, 1 April 2012

Progress of latest oil painting.

This is the latest oil painting which has been blocked in, and is now being defined from the top working my way down the canvas, will be looking to change things if needed as I go, the scene is of our local river in Tavistock mid afternoon in early March, with the cows being added to give life to the painting and to aid the composition.