View Full Version : WDE - Water Lilies - Country Lane - Cotswolds Cottages

04-11-2013, 07:45 AM
Thank you so much to Maureen for an amazing collection of images! I did three more & enjoyed playing in the watercolors! :)

The first two took about 2 hours - the cottages took at least 4 hours but I did post the 2 hour progress... As you will see, I took liberties with the cottages & rearranged the path to suit me.. :lol: They are all on 9" x 12" 140 lb watercolor paper. I can see a few tweaks needed on the cottages but I have out-of-town family coming today & I am out of time... If I work on it more I will post it here - but not likely for a few days.

C & C always welcome! Thanks for looking! :wave:





2 Hour Progress:



04-11-2013, 08:05 AM
I absolutely love the great presentation with the ref, finished piece, and title!!
You have a great technique!

04-11-2013, 09:00 AM
Thank you, Dean! What a great way to start the day with encouragement!

I forgot to mention the first two paintings/sketches were done with water soluable graphite pencil & watercolor. The Cotswolds Cottages was sketched lightly with a 7h graphite pencil, a dip pen & acrylic sepia ink & watercolor. The acrylic ink will not bleed or run when watercolor is applied over, of course. A little more pen & ink was added when the painting part was done...

04-11-2013, 09:02 AM
wow wow and wow, fab pieces, cannot choose a fave, gold stars me thinks :)

04-11-2013, 09:17 AM
fantastic paintings and presentation
I especially love the cotswalds

04-11-2013, 09:33 AM
Love them all. Light and bright and delightful:)

04-11-2013, 09:59 AM
all I can say is wow!

04-11-2013, 10:05 AM
Wonderful presentation of three great pieces , great job

Charlie's Mum
04-11-2013, 11:08 AM
A massive 'thank you' Patrice for these delightful contributions!
They're absolutely stunning, all of them, and then to present them with the ref - what a huge compliment!
I've always liked your beautifully observed and delicately created pieces - these take the cake though! :clap: :clap: :clap:

04-11-2013, 12:12 PM
I love your work Patrice and am in awe - beautifully painted!

04-11-2013, 12:34 PM
Hey Patrice:wave: welcome to the weeders:thumbsup: wow you have a distinctive style,i will recognise it now,gotta love the cottages:clap:

04-11-2013, 02:09 PM
Beautiful work!:)

04-11-2013, 03:01 PM
Very charming! I especially like the minimalism of the water lilies

04-13-2013, 09:16 AM
all of them are so beautiful!!! and it is great seeing them together with the refs!!! great job!!!

Valri Ary
04-13-2013, 03:12 PM
Love the cottage!!!

04-13-2013, 03:25 PM
Thanks for sharing and showing us your process.:angel: Delightful pieces! I like how you don't ink every line outlining your buildings,etc... but pick and choose what to draw before you paint. I added this thread to my favourites for inspiration.:D :thumbsup:

04-13-2013, 03:45 PM
Thank you so very much for your kind comments!

04-18-2013, 01:28 AM
Very pretty fresh watercolor work Patrice nice presentation too