Hello genevieve langford, Its hard to say something about this. Indeed practice and practice again. But a good thing is, you don't need the most expensive papers or brushes, better invest in good paint that flows! A lot of paintwork I make is on plain sketchbook paper, it makes wonderful textures. One thing is really important, know how wet your brush is, and how much pigment you adding in a wet wash. go for shapes in stead of details, and try not to use more then three colors. They always say cadmium yellow, ultramarine blue, alizarine crimson as the primary colors. but use in stead raw sienna as yellow and indian red as red, and you can use Ultramarine blue in this too! use B&W photos, make up your own colours, try two tone paintings, burnt sienna and winsor blue, or burnt sienna and ultramarine blue, or raw sienna and cobalt violet. Thanks for your friendly comments, nice that I struck a chord! Regards Edo
Only been painting nearly 2 years, practicing and practicing strokes as if they were music scales and then I let loose and don't think of technique and go for it, the hand painting just what is in your inner feeling - so fleeting a feeling that I prefer to do it at speed, not thinking, but feeling. If i do that lots of times it works. THAT,I feel is where the practice also should be. Also I have found that you need to know your subject very well, even if it ends up being an impression. Now I understand the value of sketching and sketching, and also tone which initially I thought were a waste of time. This is what I think, but I am no expert. All I know is that these paintings have truck a chord within me. ,I will think up of something different, no doubt. Basically finding my way. In the meantime, these paintings have a struck a chord in me.
Thanks Steven, sometimes there is one that works better!
I don't think they sell it anymore this set. Daler Rowney made them a time ago. Maybe you can find one on ebay or something like it. Winsor and Newton does have a similar box. I have that one too, but the Crawshaw is much nicer!
Dankjewel René, nat in nat is de uitgelezen techniek voor aquarel. Blog is in Wordpress, makkelijk en mooi!
Mooie blog. En een fantastisch schilderij. Je beheerst de wet in wet techniek erg goed.
I'll have to find Alwyn Crawshaw!
Awesome! This painting is fantastic.
The way of painting of Kees is totaly different than the way that we think about how we will do it. We must lose every detail and thats not easy for a right thinking painter.