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vhere
11-02-2010, 07:55 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Nov-2010/53888-e__fields_autumn_001_copy.jpg

watercolour and coloured pencil 12x6 inches in watercolour book

The world has turned amber and gold here with the autumn - this started work as a splattering demo for my morning class and developed in the afternoon one (they'd had the demo the previous week, shown in the october book) to show how to move it on and work into it.

RainySea
11-02-2010, 09:04 AM
oh, WOW, that is beautiful. I just love the water in front of the smattered trees and the little bullrushes at front and darker bushes around the trees. You do such beautiful work. Wish that I was in your class!

WYSIWYG
11-02-2010, 09:15 AM
Ohhh this is lovely! I do so miss having a beautiful, crisp, golden red autumn! Thank you for giving a smile. :)

eyepaint
11-02-2010, 01:00 PM
Wowzers!!! Ker-POW! What a start to the month :) :) :)

Joan T
11-02-2010, 04:11 PM
Gorgeous!!! Love the color and splattering (a great way to do foliage). Wonderful start!

JTMB
11-02-2010, 08:27 PM
Excellent autumn landscape! Looking forward to more.

Davkin
11-02-2010, 08:31 PM
Wow! Those autumn colors just blast off that page! Great texture as well! I assume you are using tube paints? I can't seem to get pans dry enough (ironically) and dense enough to create texture.

David

virgo68
11-02-2010, 11:22 PM
Nice start Vivien - sure does have the wow factor ;)

seejay
11-02-2010, 11:35 PM
Really vivid, I'll add a POW and a WOW as well.

No autumn display like that here. I'd be jealous but I prefer the warmer latitudes!:D

Epoh
11-03-2010, 02:02 AM
simply beautiful...love that splattering style :)

vhere
11-03-2010, 12:51 PM
Wow! Those autumn colors just blast off that page! Great texture as well! I assume you are using tube paints? I can't seem to get pans dry enough (ironically) and dense enough to create texture.

David

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thanks everyone

no not tube paints but the St Petersburg White Knights pans (http://www.stpetersburgwatercolours.com/index.html). I love them for their richness. And for their price! I have tubes of W&N artists colours but tend to pick the White Nights up for their ease of use - and no waste.

The paint has no texture - as in raised areas - in itself. The illusion of texture is just done with the paint. The paper is very smooth hot pressed Somerset.

RainySea
11-03-2010, 04:07 PM
Those are the Yarka ones?! I have a set of those. . . I experimented with them some but never really done a full painting with them. You do lovely work with them. WOW.

Aiylah
11-03-2010, 05:31 PM
Ah! Lovely colours and that splattering technique has a good effect - and it looks fun :D

vhere
11-03-2010, 05:34 PM
yes they are the ones - lovely rich colours that lift easily.

thanks everyone :)

I've been working on canvasses all day so had better catch up and get a couple of small pages done for this challenge.

sarales
11-03-2010, 11:54 PM
This is just wonderful!!! I'll add my "WOW" to everyone else's- that's the first word that popped into my head when the image came up. Beautiful!

DrDebby
11-04-2010, 12:25 AM
I'll add "stunning" to the WOWs already given.

Elain
11-06-2010, 02:32 AM
beautiful. Goregous colour and details. Love the mauvy colourwith the autumn tones.

vhere
11-07-2010, 06:49 PM
thanks :)


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Nov-2010/53888-e__newquay_harbour_from_webcam.jpg

The reflections are a mess :( but this was sketched from the webcam (http://www.harbourhotel.co.uk/webcam.html)above the harbour at dusk. The light was going and the lamp reflected in the water and shapes were lost in shadow.

It wouldn't scan well - the actual thing has much more subtle overlays of colour, but the scanner picks up what's on top too strongly.

I lived near here as a child.

sarales
11-07-2010, 07:03 PM
Gosh, what a clever idea, vivien! This is lovely and atmospheric.

DrDebby
11-07-2010, 08:10 PM
I would never have thought to do a sketch from a web cam. What a wonderful idea. This picture is marvelous.

RainySea
11-07-2010, 08:38 PM
very cool idea to sketch from a webcam. . . is this pen and watercolor? The water is lovely.

vhere
11-08-2010, 02:42 AM
thanks everyone :)

no, it's coloured pencil in a moleskine - a very limited range of colours (indigo, dark brown, turquoise, deep viridian, white, yellow and orange), which is why the scanner picks up on the top colour of mixes and doesn't pick up the subtle hazing of colours :(

I'd been working on canvas all day and thought I'd do a quick sketch.

This webcam is ok to draw from because it's a live streaming one and so you see the waves moving and the boats come and go - it's the closest thing to being there (it's 300 miles away :( )

vhere
11-11-2010, 10:06 AM
I'm slipping well behind due to other demands with this challenge

so ... here is a daytime shot from the webcam today - there is a high wind and the waves are rolling in and it shows just how well those old harbour walls work as the waves roll past and the harbour is fairlly calm

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Nov-2010/53888-webcam_newquay_nov_10.jpg


I wish I was down there

howlinghorse
11-11-2010, 07:09 PM
Your watercolour's colours are really really gorgeous, I hope you find time to post more soon!

JTMB
11-11-2010, 07:10 PM
Nice job on the harbor at dusk, Vivien! That is definitely a tough time to convey in a painting, but you have done that well here. Looks like an interesting place to paint for sure.

vhere
11-13-2010, 08:48 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Nov-2010/53888-e__sketch_of_student.jpg

a very very quick sketch of a student working

RainySea
11-13-2010, 11:37 AM
I can see its quick, but the details are all there and its a great sketch to work from!

JTMB
11-13-2010, 12:10 PM
Nice work on the quick sketch!

DrDebby
11-13-2010, 07:15 PM
The sketch, even if very quick, is amazing.