Friday, 27 April 2012

Hi All,
I am now starting a large picture......23 x 16 ins....Harbour is the original picture........ but I think 'The Moorings' is a better title :)here is the rough sketch for starting.sorry it is a little feint.:)


here is an update with basic washes.....:)


a further update picture with outlines starting to take shape....  :)



Hi All....... here is another update to the picture.....the mooring
sorry....... this pic is a tad 'fuzzy' :)
this is not going to be a 'quick one'   :):)


Hi All......
just a quick update :)


A quick update picture.........






Well, this is getting really close to done now .... if not there already :)
we shall see tomorrow   :)


Tuesday
Hi All.........
here is an update to 'the moorings'   :)


a better picture :)


Well here is another update......I hav altered the tones of the trees to try and get some depth



watch this space........  :)

have a fun day :)

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Hi people.
Well it has been quiet for a few days.... but I have started this ...the cliff face at the bay............

hi folks........ here is a quick update on the picture....:)
may be too many waves....we shall see ....:)

Well I decided to keep the number of waves but have attempted to give them white caps :)
and have put a few rocks on the cliff top and a bit more shadowing...........


Hi All.......
Well here is another update to this picture...........


more to come :)


Hi All......
well I think this is it now............:)
 BUT ...I'm thinking I may have 'over done' it by adding the vegetation.............  :(


watch this space :):)

have a fun day :)

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Hi All.
Well today I have done a quick 'relaxer' picture...........
sunrise at volcano.............

the camera has picked up the yellow very strongly..:(..... I will take another picture of it in daylight tomorrow..............

Sunday
here is a 'slightly' better picture :)
 photo taken in normal daylight conditions :)


have a good day :)
hi all.
Well yesterday I started this ........another sea surf picture..
it is just sat there at the moment while I think about it :)

Sunday
Well I have looked and thought,
 and had a few suggestions from the WCW group I belong to ..........
here is the result .....:)

 a bit more depth and movement in the sea and a few 'white caps' on the ocean.......


have a fun day :)




Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Hi People,
well today I have been watching a video on youtube by Susie Short......watercolorist....... showing how to form a live surf....
here is my first attempt at this ..........





and now here is an update to the picture...........


still not right..........


Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Tuesday
Hi all,
Well I am doing a mythical? scene..........white horses...........as in surf.......:)
here is the start...this is a large version of a computer desktop wallpaper my wife wanted as a picture. print on A4 didn't sufice :)
so I am painting a version of it in water color on 24inch x 14.2 inch 140 paper..we shall see how this turn out :)
 here is the start.........

it features the end of sunset and the moon rising over a darkish sea with surf [white horses] breaking at the beach .........


WEDNESDAY
Well here is the next installment .this is a 'big' picture for me as I usually use a fraction larger than post card or A4 size paper...................There is an 1.25 inch boarder taped off on this paper.

Wed-afternoon....
hi all..here is a little more done on the White Horses........:)
check back if you wish to see more :)

WED-evening.

Hi People.well down to 'fighting the surf' now....:)

Hi Folks.............. well here it is with some surf :)

I think I need to enhance the horses a little...........
and play with the surf some more.......:)

Thursday..
Hi folks.......
well I have enhanced the horses and played with the surf a little..........I am 'quite' pleased with this....as an experiment with bigger picture...........
I think next time it 'may' be better to paint the subject..horses and surf. .. then put in the back ground sea.I made the 'roller' too long to get the horses in, so I ended up with an extended roller, breaking for a long area.....where as it would have been better to have just foaming surf behind the horses..... better planning required :)....any way ......here it is.............



have a nice day :)

Monday, 9 April 2012

Hi People...
well here is the latest in the Wild Life series.........
A Jaguar.........basic sketch


ok, so here is an update picture already.........basic washes.....
here is an update to the back ground ........

here is an update .......started on the animal markings...:)

hi all...Well here is his coat finished.......... not sure I ma happy with it though...........

well after much thought and a bit of searching I have found a suitable body to paint fot this one....the original was only a head shot......



have a fun day ;)

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Hi People,
well it is time for the next in the Wild Life series......
a Moose........here is the basic sketch.....

and now for the back ground first washes ......
and now for better back ground definition.............
now the moose and generally darker...not a lot.... back ground........
 pity about his 'poorly' leg....I will have to fix that.......

here is the fix for the front leg.........



have a good day :)

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Hi People... just a quick one for easter......:)

I should have gone for a pot of daffs instead of a couple of bunches :)they look more like smashed cream eggs :):):)
happy easter all :)


Thursday, 5 April 2012

Hi people,
well the next picture in the series is a 'brown bear'.........
here is the main sketch......
hell people..... here is the next update of the bear.......not so many this time as I got carried away with it.:)
 yes I have enlarged the bear a little....after all he is the subject matter :)

well a clean up and fur put on the happy fellow :)
I think I will have to give him a 'deeper chest' his front leg looks wrong at the shoulder :)


ok...I have rectified the chest/leg problem :)

 I think that looks better now :)



have a fun day :)

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Hello people   :)
well today I am back on track and doing another in the wild life series......... a mother and older little one....Giraffes...



Wed evening
just a quick update picture of the Giraffes.............better lighting on this photo  :)

Thursday
hi people....... just a quick update picture.......before I get too carried away with it :)


another quick update to follow progress.......
 .....a start on the unique markings........


and later this morning................
I was not sure about the sudden stop on the mother's neck markings ,...... but having looked around several pictures they seem to be about right in most giraffes...............:) :)
I think....... this may be ready for signing........:)
I fixed the dark sky....I now need to add a shadow on the young ones neck below mother's chin.........


have a fun day.......


Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Hi people,
just a short break in the Wild Life Series..........
a complete change....I saw this on another site and just had to try it ......... a monochrome flower............
so here it is   :) :)
have a fun day :)