It is a pity, but rain does fall, even in a painting week, where you don't want to watercolour by nature. I made this of a schrub that was hanging over a concrete wall (which wasn't so pink as I painted it!). After the painting was finished I went to a field nearby where they had all kinds of animals, like horses, goats, and such.
Today we went to a concentration camp (kamp Vucht) to paint there. The assigment was to use monotone and no bright coours. I chose to make a drawing with pencil. The above was done as a sketch to get the perspective right.
This is the 'rea'l drawing of the place, using B4 and B6 pencils on regular cardstock paper.
The second day was very hot, so we were pleased to sit at a canal painting the surroundings. I even went furter exploring the amount of reds and purples I could paint on the canvas. I really like the purples.
I went with my aunt on a field trip, organized by a painter and his son. We were with twenty people, packed to set out painting in plain aire. The above painting was the first that I made. My aunt and I sat on the driveway of a house, that had a lovely herb garden behind it. Its main feature was its beautiful cast iron gate, and yes even if you look carefully, you won't discover it in my painting. At the last minute I decided to leave it out, because the painting was already quite full, and it would only distract from the garden behind it. This was the first tim I tried to use a lot of reds in the green follage, I think it turned out quite good.
I fear this picture is a bit awkward and strange. I just was wanting to play with water colors. I saw recently a you tube film in which someone did something similar. But she's way better then I. Strange thing is that if you look at this painting at a certain angle, the girl looks alright. But just up front it looks distorted. O well, practice, practice, practice.
Hi, I'm Bregtje. Here you can find me with my head between piles of paper, sticking stuff in arty albums and brushing away with paint. But I also can be found with my head in a newly home made cupboard or above the kitchen stove or even up side down in the garden! And now I'm developing a new hobby to add to my ever growing project list: blogging about it all! Please find my Garden blog, Kitchen blog, Homemaking blog and Art blog here!