Fuchsias in the Sun
Paint your garden. Why not get yourself set up in the garden and get the paints out? There's nothing more relaxing. Or maybe take some photos of your favourite plants and work from those instead. This lesson is all about enjoying your journey through a picture and interpreting it your way. 'Loose' is certainly the word here! On the Picure Reference page you'll find the photo I took in my garden, and also the finished painting. Hope you enjoy it.
Join me as I paint this beautiful scene. It might seem complicated at first but I break down into stages and take one step at a time. Before you know it you've painted a masterpiece! I start with my larger brushes and lightest colours, finishing up with smaller brushes and darkest colours. A really satisfying painting to lose yourself in. And if it doesn't work out, have another go on the back!
Blown Tree watercolour
We don't have to paint what's in front of us. The reality can just be the starting point, for us to interpret and play around with in our own way. I this video I start with an image but get carried away with colours, textures and techniques. Who said watercolour had to be gentle, delicate and tricky to see from more than a yard away?
This little Kingfisher is fast and loose! I take you through all the stages, from a quick initial drawing to the finished piece. I'll talk about the materials and tools I use along the way to give you as much help as I can to ensure you'll be pleased with what you've created. I'd love to see how you get on and if you like your results I'll post your painting onto the Students' gallery page. Stay loose and have fun!
Freya in the Stripey Costume
I love painting figures, and what could be easier than a back view? No face, no hands, just a hint of feet! Have this for half price as it's the first one I tried. I thought I was practising privately and suddenly realised I was live on Facebook as you'll see! I will show you how much you can convey with very few colours and detail. It's as tricky as you want to make it! Contact me at Wharfstudio@outlook.com with any queries or suggestions for future demonstrations. I'd love to see your results or help with any (art-related!) problems.
Tearing up the Garden
In this video, Lynne shows you a fun way of finding your way around your own palette of colours and brushes. You'll need an image, A4 is a good size, to rip up. A page from a magazine would work well; the more complicated the image, the easier it will be for you to paint! All is revealed in the demonstration! She'd love to see how you get on with this! You can message her on the Wharf Studio Facebook page, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. And she'd love to hear any suggestions for future demonstrations or how I can improve the lesson for you. Don't ask me to stop rambling on though - can't be done! Happy painting!
Fishing Boat in watercolour
Let me show you how to paint your own version of this little boat. It's from a photo I took a couple of years ago on one of the islands in Thailand. Not as difficult as you might think! Have a go, & let me know how you get on. You can contact me on my Facebook Wharf Studio page or email me with any queries or suggestions for future demonstrations at email@example.com. Happy painting!
Mother and Baby Elephant in watercolour
Who doesn't love these majestic creatures? I will show you how to paint this charming mother and baby elephant with just a few colours. My mission is always to de-mystify painting and help you loosen up and take risks with watercolour. It's only a sheet of paper so what have you got to lose? Do contact me on my Wharf Studio Facebook page or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'd love to see your results and answer any queries or suggestions. Happy painting!