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.


helenpullen said...

Well done Kev, for a first attempt it is great. Lovely to see you carry your passion through, and obviously, the more you do the better it gets. Well done, Helen x

Lexie said...

Great first attempt Kev! And such a beautiful scene as well.

Looking forward to see you progressing from here as you learn more techniques and develop your style.

Droxie said...

This is fab Kev, can't believe this is your first attempt. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with next

Debbie said...

Great picture..wish my first attempt looked as good. The tutorials and dvds definitely help with techniques and you will soon find which your prefer.

Su said...

Great start Kev - the only things I can paint are walls and ceilings! Enjoy your new hobby and that's main thing about hobbies - enjoying what you're doing. Being a photographer is a great place to start as you've already got an artistic eye (or two - lol!) so know how to capture a good subject, then going on to produce an original piece of art - even better! Have fun!

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