SWANS – WATERCOLOUR PAINTINGS

I have a couple of demonstrations to do next week and I like to have a practice to ensure I can do them in under the two hour time slot that they tend to give you, as when I do them originally I never watch the clock.

For the first one I was asked to do this family of swans that I saw when I was out painting along the canal bank one morning. The lady who engaged me had seen the first painting in an exhibition and like the way I had done the water. I posted the first painting on this blog a while back.

On this one the background ripples seemed a bit bent and the swans had an improbably large family so I had another try.

On this one I think I got the ripples right but I did like the tone of the near water on the first one and now the cygnets are barely discernable. Anyway, now I can see the problems and can draw out something that might work on the day and I now know I can complete in under the two hours. So on to the second demo…

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12 thoughts on “SWANS – WATERCOLOUR PAINTINGS

    • Thanks. Once it is drawn and having painted it before my decision making is complete. All it is then are two washes for the water with some calligraphy at the end and then paint the swans. In fact you can do it in an hour, but at the demo, you have to talk about what you are doing and answer questions at the same time. And then there is the tea break in the middle…

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