Thursday, July 14, 2011

Ocean treasures

Recent watercolours I finished since coming back from our trip.
watercolour shell
I learn something every time I paint. Wet in wet. Wet in dry. When to use which. Blending, shading, colours. The biggest thing with watercolours is learning to leave it alone. The shell above was my first go at using masking fluid. Learned you have to take a bit of care pulling it off.
Treasures from Gnaraloo. So inspired to try a still life like this. Then I saw some work by Sue Kalab when visiting my Grandfather in hospital. Sadly I couldn't find any of her ocean inspired work online. I'm pretty happy with my limited colour pallette and the secondary shadows work well.
Gnaraloo finds

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