Sunday, 6 January 2013

A quick thank you to my wonderful wife for setting my blog up and just to let everyone know what a wonderful crafter she is - fantastic cards see her blog at

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Hello and welcome to my blog!
I decided a few months ago that I was going to give watercolour painting a go. I have spent the time collecting the equipment I needed and watching Bob Davies's instructional DVDs. Yesterday I decided to finally give it a go...

In August we had a family break in the Lake District and being an avid photographer I took some photos as we passed by Bassenthwaite Lake and this was my starting point

The paints I used were ultramarine blue for the sky and lake, Lemon Yellow, Burnt Sienna, Crimson Red and Burnt Umber for the hills and greenery. Using a mixture of colours to make my own greens.

I framed it with a frame and mount we had at home and am very pleased with the effect.