View Full Version : WDE June 21- Cherry Blossom Lane plus MI at post 10

06-22-2013, 03:15 AM
Thanks Joel and friends for the great images. Took me a while to make up my mind - but I'm still trying to learn how to do landscapes so I grabbed this one.
Painted in my strathmore watercolour journal - toned the paper first with grey watercolour and painted with my minimal set of 6 Reeves gouache plus white (not the best quality but they are the smallest tubes I have and take up less room) :lol: Another attempt in my love/hate relationship with gouache :evil:

Gouache 21 x 15 - 2 hours


A little more messing around - another 30 mins


Critiques are always appreciated. Thanks for looking.

Tracy Lewis
06-22-2013, 05:22 AM
Rozzi. I think you mastered it! Great work.

06-22-2013, 06:21 AM
Hi Ros this looks good deadly perspective and you got out of it safely

06-22-2013, 07:07 AM
I love it! The sense of depth is superb and the colors (despite the limited number used) sing!
Thanks for participating Ros!

06-22-2013, 12:07 PM
Great light! I like the first stage as much as the second:)

06-22-2013, 01:44 PM
Agree with Connie. The first version is vibrant with movement and rests on its own merits. Like the colors of the addition and one would never know you fought with the gouache - on to casein:)

Charlie's Mum
06-22-2013, 04:01 PM
I like both - though I'd have played down the yellow lines in the second!:)

06-22-2013, 06:15 PM
Moving and charming.


06-22-2013, 10:59 PM
:wave: Hi Ros. I like both. Though since C&C is okay, I will say I personally like the first a bit more, with the exception of the additional tree branches added... In any case, you show no signs of being a beginner in my book. :thumbsup: ~Lissa

06-23-2013, 04:13 AM
Thanks for your comments - I do appreciate crits and agree with all your comments. I have trouble knowing when to stop.
New resolution - I am trying to make it a habit of doing a quick drawing a day but it seems my intentions fall by the wayside :( So here is yet another start. These images were great for quick figure sketches Joel, but I spent longer on them than I intended. I'm trying to get down to 5 - 10 mins. I block in the overall shape lightly in pencil then ink with artline 0.4 permanent pen then watercolour.

15 minute sketch - Monks

15 mins - tango dancer
This one took me 35 mins - I think I need to set a timer to force me to speed up. I got bogged down with the colours.
As usual - crits appreciated.

06-23-2013, 04:28 AM
Wow!wondeful sketches Ros love the ink and wash

06-23-2013, 05:43 AM
Oh my goodness. You are doing amazing work. The landscape gives me the feeling I am looking back from a car. There is a real sense of movement and depth there. Those quick sketches are so expressive and right in the moment.

Charlie's Mum
06-23-2013, 07:11 AM
Title edited Ros :D

These quickies are really delightful - don't think I can work that fast! :lol:

06-23-2013, 08:15 AM
How delightful! I love the spontaneity of the new pieces and yet you captured them so well - with great colors and the trademark WC translucence. Bravo!

06-23-2013, 08:48 AM
Love the gouache painting, Ros!! I really like the finished version as well as the first.
Great quick sketches. Very impressive. Gotta kick myself in the butt and start doing some myself...it could only help.

06-23-2013, 09:31 AM
Ros, enjoying your style. I think that keeping things loose and quick is where it's really at for you. The third, the weaver, greatly strikes my fancy. :thumbsup: ~Lissa

06-23-2013, 10:47 AM
Love the cherry blossoms Ros and your pencil and Ink sketches are wonderful and done very well in short amount of time.

06-23-2013, 01:00 PM
Love each one of them Ros.


06-23-2013, 05:20 PM
Love the gouache landscape! That is so spectacular. Beautiful sketches of all the people, so accurate and so lively! Well done!

06-23-2013, 10:22 PM
I really like the lightness and airyness of the second Cherry Blossom painting. I can't quite figure out what is causing it to look that way - maybe there is more lavendar in the blossoms. And the quick sketches are a delight to look at too. This makes me think I should get out my sketchbook and just have fun.


Mary Y
06-25-2013, 01:02 AM
Hi Ros, Great cherry trees ,it amazes me what you can do with reeves paint! Love the sketches especially the monks.

06-25-2013, 07:35 AM
Hey Roz:wave: better slow down for this bend:) love the shadows in the road and the texture of the blossoms:clap: busy bee all the figures look great also,another:clap:

06-25-2013, 06:57 PM
I love all of these! The pastel tree blossoms are gorgeous :)

06-25-2013, 09:39 PM
Beautiful work on all of these. I know I have been gone for a while. I am sure glad to see your work again. It inspires me.

06-27-2013, 05:23 AM
very peaceful, nicely done!

06-27-2013, 09:07 AM
Ros, enjoying your style. I think that keeping things loose and quick is where it's really at for you. The third, the weaver, greatly strikes my fancy. :thumbsup: ~Lissa

Totally agree....nice effective loose sketches !...and the cherry trees landscape is charming!

Lake of Trees
06-28-2013, 12:31 PM
Very pretty! I like your brush stroke technique! Just saw your quick sketches/painting exercises... love them! Very neat! They all have such character! To be done in 15 minutes, is awesome!