View Full Version : Late Valley farm cottage, and blue vase.

09-08-2006, 06:06 PM
I will be checking the saved photo files, as I can't recall which WDE weekend the vase and flowers were from, yet I'm sure it was not that long ago?

It was Stoneys, in early August I believe. I've already forgotten the date, and I've just read it in the files title :lol: :lol: Thank you Stoney, it was a beautiful photo to paint, but I'm sorry I was so late finishing it. :clap: :clap:


I can also finally say that I am pleased with this painting from last weekend. I seem to be getting slower and slower? Thank you for this Derdrie, I've always wanted to paint a scene from around Constable country "just like many other artists" :lol: so I was very happy to see your choice of photos :clap: :clap:


09-08-2006, 06:19 PM
Beautiful job on both. The shrubs and trees in the Constable painting are awesome. What mediums did you use?

09-08-2006, 06:37 PM
Watercolour pencils mostly, and a soluble graphite for the deeper shaddows and timbers. Thank you Julie :)

09-08-2006, 08:36 PM
Both are great looking but I particularly love the vase in the first one and the bushes in the second one. Well done!!!


09-09-2006, 04:05 AM
Gorgeous work on these!

09-09-2006, 08:39 AM
both very nice

09-09-2006, 10:37 AM
lovely cottage, STUNNING blue vase & flowers!

09-09-2006, 01:07 PM
Orange, Shelly. Helen, Julie thank you all, I really enjoyed painting both of them. At first the vase was good, but the flowers were terrible, I've been on a rescue mission this week :D I just couldn't throw out that vase.

09-09-2006, 07:40 PM
very nice work, I like the depth in the country house, the shrubs are good. The bottom of the vase is intriguing.

09-10-2006, 11:47 AM
Both are beautiful. My pick would be the vase though:)

09-10-2006, 12:27 PM
Beautiful job on both of these, Steph! Well worth the wait!:)

09-10-2006, 12:37 PM
Beautiful job Steph!! Thougth at first the house was pastel!!

09-10-2006, 12:59 PM
Both are stunning. I have never thought about adding soluble graphite to watercolor, but it really adds to this painting.

09-10-2006, 02:19 PM
Azul, Connie, Pat, thank you all :)

Tressa, you made me look at it again, and yes I supose it would, the colours are pretty vibrant for watercolour pencils. These are some my Dutch friend sent me for my birthday this year, thye are Steadtler's Ergosoft, and are lovely to hold with their shape and soft suede like feel to their wooden casing.

Connie, thank you. I used the soluble graphite first though, and avoided mixing the two types where possible, or it would of turned muddy.