View Full Version : WDE 2 March 12 - From Canada to Wales.....and back

03-04-2012, 04:18 PM
Thanks jean for the refs

I wanted to use one this weekend to test out my new toys - the Art Bars by Derwent.

I also wanted to do a piece as normal so I did one as a demo and one as a watercolour.

I've done 2 pieces.......

This one was done as a demo WIP so apologies I have no timing as I kept stopping to take photos as I went.

'Ontario Garden Centre'
A3 SAA 300gsm watercolour paper
Derwent Art Bar

the work through thread is here.........


My REAL piece for this WDE is this one.....

'River in Wales'
A3 SAA generic 300gs watercolour paper
White Knight pas watercolours

2 hour photo


I could have posted these yesterday but I waited for daylight today to photographe them.

Thanks for hosting jean and for the nostalgic view of Conway.

03-04-2012, 05:07 PM
BEAUTIFUL! and you make me feel like a slacker... :)

03-04-2012, 05:07 PM
BEAUTIFUL! and you make me feel like a slacker... :)

03-04-2012, 05:15 PM
Both are lovely! Also loved your demo:)

Valri Ary
03-04-2012, 05:35 PM
Cool demo....they sound like a lot of work but you seem to have a good grasp on them!!
Really like the second painting....what did you use to outline your original sketch?

03-04-2012, 05:37 PM
which original sketch Valri?

03-04-2012, 06:01 PM
they re both very good Lin Thanks for the deno too

03-04-2012, 07:55 PM
These are great!

03-04-2012, 07:58 PM
Lin, your paintings are beautiful, both colour and scenes :thumbsup:

03-04-2012, 08:02 PM

Vivien Maloney
03-04-2012, 08:13 PM
Both are beautiful, Lin!

03-04-2012, 11:47 PM
Great job on both paintings.

03-05-2012, 01:33 AM
Loved your demo - it turned out great and good to see the struggle. RTiver in Wales is great too - I think Valri asked about the outlines on this one, cos I wondered too.

03-05-2012, 08:50 AM
on the river one - I drew with a graphite pencil - and a ruler to get perspective right. I use a large piece of paper to mark points. I use White Ink for the white bits in the river. I painted over the shape of the house with my 'old faithful' brush - just one i bought from behind the counter of my art group it's an ordinary brush and about a size 6 but the paint has dropped so can't see- it is very controllable and can do fine detail. I didn't pre-draw the windows at all all I did was paint the frames with undilited white gouache

For the Demo piece to save time I traced and transferred so I could devote the time to the demo of the Art bars :o :evil: :eek: - just for speed. I prefer to draw freehand. But I needed to get down and get on with it and jump in with the Art Bars

03-05-2012, 12:48 PM
Both beautiful pieces. I will have to come back to review your demo. Thanks for your explanations.

Joan T
03-05-2012, 01:48 PM
Lin - Super job on both pieces!!! Love the colors and the textures.

Charlie's Mum
03-05-2012, 04:04 PM
I like the way the first turned out and it was good to see the steps it went through.

The second is lovely too, fresh.

You've worked hard this w/end Lin - deserve a break!:lol:

03-06-2012, 08:09 AM
both are great pieces, I really lofe the inukshuk and the rocks on the second, beautiful and thanks for the demo
I saw the artbars on the derwent site and wondered about them

03-06-2012, 03:52 PM
They both turned out great, Lin! That was a well done demo! Thanks!

03-06-2012, 05:20 PM
1st one is really dimensional!

03-07-2012, 07:40 PM
Beautiful pieces Lin - I didn't even remember the ref for the first - you really made it beautiful! Thanks so much for the demo too!

03-07-2012, 11:36 PM
Both paintings are very well done!

Leya Lakshmanan
03-09-2012, 09:57 PM
The first one is so warm...the second, cool as the blue stream...loved them both!