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Wednesday, 18 May 2011

MCC Colouring 101 Wk 3 - Seascapes

........above & below water using watercolouring techniques with various pencils.

The first uses pan watercolours to create the sea - a technique which requires a lot of practice & can be a somewhat hit & miss affair; my first attempt was a miss & hit the bin. Below is my second attempt which I am counting as a "hit."


I have stamped all my images in VersaFine Onyx Black ink onto Winsor & Newton Cotman 190 gsm Cold Pressed/NOT Grain Fin Watercolour Paper. This is readily available here in Brecon, has a smooth enough surface for stamping & is not too thick for "Fussy Cutting" of images should I wish to do so. I have seen some smoother Hot Pressed watercolour paper locally & shall try that in due course but it is quite thick at 300 gsm so I doubt it would allow for detailed cutting using scissors.

The next two combine watercolouring using Derwent Aquatone sticks & Daler-Rowney Artists' Watercolouring Pencils with the use of  Derwent Pastel Pencils. The edges have been inked with Distress Inks.

Image: Elusive Images UA5SPO261 Seashell Collage

Image: Elusive Images UA5SP0260 Seashore Scene

The next one was my favourite. It is watercoloured with Derwent Inktense Pencils and definition provided by using Derwent Coloursoft Pencils with a Lyra Rembrandt SPLENDER blending pencil. The edges are inked with a combination of Brushed Corduroy & Tea Dye Distress Inks.

Image: Elusive Images UA5SP0326 Underwater Kingdom

15 comments:

Donalda said...

Girlfriend you are rocking !!!!!!!!!!! I love these and so love the water. Now wish I could do that but no way lol Love it dear. Hugs

Lorraine said...

oh my daze i think this is absolutely terrific i love it so much it needs framing and putting on display it looks like a beautiful painting you would find in an expensive store i have tried with watercolour pencils but i get so frustrated its unbelieveable lol.
you really do have an amazing talent with these techniques huni i love it xx

Debgem said...

Paula - you are just amazing!! The colouring here is so good - the sea looks fab! And I adore that last one with the treasure at the bottom of the sea - brilliant!!

brenda said...

Beautiful pices of artwork Paula.

I especially love the second piece with the contrasts of colours and such superb attention to detail and shading.

b x

GinaA said...

The Seagulls are great, love the cloudy sky. The sea looks as if it has a swell - when the water looks smooth but still has movement to it, as if it is going up where the posts come out of the water.
The treasure pots have a warm glow to them, shading is brill.

Elaine said...

Stunning Paula!
I can see how much you have learned from your colouring classes. That sounds like an insult really which I don't mean it to be, what I mean is that I can see how your colouring has changed and developed. These are all beautiful but I particularly like the last underwater image where the shading and light is subtle but absolutely perfect. Beautiful work Paula.

Love Elaine xx

LouDotMac said...

I can hear the sound of the seaside!! Both of these are absolutely amazing. The underwater image is so realistic and 3D - you've nailed the shading!

In answer to your question about my Sassy Storage tutorial, you got it in one. The Rymans is the stuff recommended for PM use. I hope you give the tutorial a go - let me know how it goes! :)

xo Lou.

saturated canary said...

wow, you should be really proud of yourself-- these ALL are amazing! i meant to comment on the faces the other day, and must have got distracted (will blame the kiddies on this one;)...but finally got here tonight and was so interested reading through your post. backgrounds are very difficult for me. characters come easily, and then i want to add something-- ANYTHING!- to the background...but am usually too scared:). you have real talent here!...and i'm a bit jealous. just being honest:).

have a lovely night!...or day...i know we are off a little on time, you and me:)

xoxo

PaulaM said...

OMG - You are doing fantastic with these classes. I LOVE the pots of clay one - BEAUTIFUL!! GORGEOUS!! I will have to take a peek at more of what you have been up to. You are doing wonderful though and I just might have to send you a ticket to come teach me!!

Rica said...

Hi Paula, sorry I haven't been round for ages - too much of everything happening!!
Must email you next week about MCC - I'm puzzled!!
I love what you're doing and it show just now happy and comfortable you with - duck to water - springs to mind - no pun intended LOL!!
Speak soon,
love
Heather xx

xxxtglxxx said...

Oooh, Paula - you are on a roll! :)

I think the water on the gull card looks amazing, and your sky/clouds are just wonderful too.

These are works of art Paula, and truly inspirational. So glad you have unleashed your colouring talent. ;)

hugs

xxalisonxx

Debs said...

Oh Paula, you have really got this watercolouring down to a T now. I especially love the sky in your seagull cottage. Thanks for the lovely comments you leave me, I really look forward to them. Take Care Debs xx

~ Ali ~ said...

Oh My Paula this is FANTASTIC work my friend! thanks you for the lovely comments you leave on my blog. you are the nicest kindest person do you know that! Sorry for being such a bad blogger lately.

thanks again for your kindness

MWah

Ali x

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

WOW!! Your watercoloring is beautiful. I can almost "see" the post the seagull is perched upon going down into the sea below the waterline. Your shading is truly AMAZING!!

Curlybear said...

OMGosh your work is absolutely gorgeous Paula wow it really is visually stunning work and I have become a follower,

have a lovely day,
Hugs Bridget :0) x