Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Small is beautifull?

Really thought I was making a mistake by reducing the size of some of my Paintings, but now I am delighted! Loose can work at a smaller scale, as long as you remember to switch to a slightly smaller brush! (Duh!)
Not everyone has the space for a large painting (once you add a mount and frame) This painting of a Road over Dartmoor is 10" x 7" which makes a modest but nice size when mounted.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Video demonstration loose watercolor Princes Tower

This video Lesson/demonstration also covers a method I have devised to quickly get the correct shape and positioning of objects in your painting. Using a squirrel mop from Rosemary and Co I show exaxtly how I achieve the lighting effect in this type of scene. Grab a coffee and enjoy!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Princes Tower from a photo on PMP

I have made a video of this one being painted, a lot of fun!! Used my trusty squirrel mop from Rosemary and co.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

John Singer Sargant watercolors

The American artist John Singer Sargant certainly could be described as a 'loose' watercolorist. Although primarily known for his oils, his watercolors continue to inspire Artists. You can see details of his other work on his Wikipedia page. I am of course, mainly interested in his watercolors, and I include a couple here.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Complete Loose watercolor video in 2 parts

In this video you will see in detail how to paint a loose landscape in watercolor using my techniques.
The painting below is the end result, scroll down to see the videos. I just painted and spoke about my thought processes, I hope it is useful. It is based on a photo on Paint My Photo **Note** It is possible to view it in high resolution depending on your connection speed. Choose 720p from bottom right of the videos.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Loose Artists on the 'net'

Perhaps that should be 'Artists loose on the net!' anyway the fact is sometimes you find things only by recommendation. A member on idrawandpaint told me about Eric weigardt as his style seemed similar to mine, how right they are! I can see we have a very similar love for the flow of paint, you can see a gallery of his work here  and I have added one of his venice paintings on here as well.