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Title: Tony's York Painting Using Watercolour Pencils & Scrapings
Post by: Tony (ASM) on February 16, 2015, 08:46:40 AM
I'm using Faber Castell 'Albrecht Durer' watercolour pencil and scrapings for this painting. It's a small portion of a larger picture I took at York last year. I'm just testing a few techniques that I weren't so sure about when doing watercolour painting. I'm also using some of my tools that've been sat waiting far too long!


Here's the first few stages and the reference. I may paint the whole photo of this scene.




Title: Re: Tony's York Painting Using Watercolour Pencils & Scrapings
Post by: MaryAnne Long on February 16, 2015, 03:44:29 PM
Tony,

Off to a good start.  It's going to be lovely.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Tony's York Painting Using Watercolour Pencils & Scrapings
Post by: ncwren on February 16, 2015, 04:43:43 PM
Look forward to seeing the final work.  O0
Title: Re: Tony's York Painting Using Watercolour Pencils & Scrapings
Post by: jillh on February 16, 2015, 05:36:58 PM
Tony this will be lovely when finished.  Off to a flying start!
Title: Re: Tony's York Painting Using Watercolour Pencils & Scrapings
Post by: Tousabella on February 16, 2015, 10:26:13 PM
Interesting and cozy subject.  The house is very inviting, and the landscape will be lovely. Good goin, Tony.  Look forward to the finished picture.
Title: Re: Tony's York Painting Using Watercolour Pencils & Scrapings
Post by: Zach on February 17, 2015, 01:55:59 AM
Very nice :clap:
Title: Re: Tony's York Painting Using Watercolour Pencils & Scrapings
Post by: Bellarina on February 17, 2015, 01:52:28 PM
Wonderful start in this painting Tony  :clap:
Title: Re: Tony's York Painting Using Watercolour Pencils & Scrapings
Post by: JayJ on February 17, 2015, 02:58:59 PM
Looking  good Tony!
Title: Re: Tony's York Painting Using Watercolour Pencils & Scrapings
Post by: Tony (ASM) on February 17, 2015, 03:07:43 PM
Thank you for all your replies and compliments!  :hug:


I've called this painting to an end. I've used a combination of brush work and pencil. Through doing so, I've discovered how impatient I can be to get the painting finished and so, coloured pencils are something I'd not use for a full picture. I'll only use 'em to 'finish off' or, enhance. It's brushwork for me from now on! 

Here is the finished job. I've learnt more about watercolour application as I've gone on. I'm giving myself 5/10 points for this one!:




Reference:


Title: Re: Tony's York Painting Using Watercolour Pencils & Scrapings
Post by: dbald8 on February 17, 2015, 03:15:54 PM
Tony, this came out really nice. I like the way you did the trees and hedge. Nice technique.
Title: Re: Tony's York Painting Using Watercolour Pencils & Scrapings
Post by: MaryAnne Long on February 17, 2015, 03:44:36 PM
Tony,

You did a good job recreating the photo.  I don't think I could have ever gotten all those greens to look as distinct as you did.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Tony's York Painting Using Watercolour Pencils & Scrapings
Post by: ncwren on February 17, 2015, 04:28:13 PM
 Charming!  :clap:
Title: Re: Tony's York Painting Using Watercolour Pencils & Scrapings
Post by: BeaSue on February 17, 2015, 04:45:13 PM
Tony, how I wish I could paint foliage as well as you have done here!  :yippee:  :flowers:
Title: Re: Tony's York Painting Using Watercolour Pencils & Scrapings
Post by: Tony (ASM) on February 17, 2015, 04:51:28 PM
Thanks Diane, Natalie and, thanks Mea and Susan for your comments about the foliage.
I set out to trial a few issues on this painting and didn't intend it to be anything special. Although I'm quite pleased with the result.
I've not produced much artwork for ages and, I'd forgotten some techniques. I did remember to use Masking fluid (I must buy some blue tinted next time!) for the light areas on the trees. I got a bit sloppy with the brush work when painting and lost concentration and patience.
Onto the next mission.
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Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on February 17, 2015, 06:48:29 PM
I agree with Susan, I wish I could paint trees like you! This is fabulous - reminds me of the house we lived in when we lived in Thaxted, England in the 70's! Bravo!
Title: Re: Tony's York Painting Using Watercolour Pencils & Scrapings
Post by: Tony (ASM) on February 19, 2015, 07:58:42 AM
Ah! Sharon, that foliage wasn't that difficult. I used a stippling brush to apply the paint but, I first put masking fluid on to retain the lighter areas. I then used watercolour pencil to add/enhance some of the darks.

Title: Re: Tony's York Painting Using Watercolour Pencils & Scrapings
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on February 20, 2015, 08:18:11 PM
I'll have to invest in a stippling brush and try this next time I paint foliage - it's excellent!
Title: Re: Tony's York Painting Using Watercolour Pencils & Scrapings
Post by: Bellarina on February 20, 2015, 08:53:15 PM
Thanks for the tip.  I bought a set of Terry Harrison's brushes that I haven't used yet.  So now I'll have a go with them.
Title: Re: Tony's York Painting Using Watercolour Pencils & Scrapings
Post by: Happychappy on February 21, 2015, 01:10:59 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  A beautiful painting Tony. What struck me initially was how neatly it was painted and like all the others have remarked, the foliage is outstanding.  Great job indeed.


Patricia
Title: Re: Tony's York Painting Using Watercolour Pencils & Scrapings
Post by: Tony (ASM) on February 21, 2015, 09:58:31 AM
 :thankyou:  Sharon, Robin and Patricia!  :hug:


Sharon, the stippling brushes aren't cheap but, they are good quality. Sometime you can get them on eBay (but they do sell fast). I didn't buy mine second-hand though. You can get them from Terry Harrison's site here:
www.terryharrisonart.com (http://www.terryharrisonart.com) Robin, yeah, get them out and into use! :painting: Or sell them to me! 8) Seriously, they are great brushes for foliage but, you must remember not to apply too many and, try go with the shape of the trees.

Patricia, I'm looking forward to doing a larger size of this painting or, a different landscape. I'm just deciding now what to do next. I had wanted to do a design for a T-Towel but, I need more practice to perfect my watercolour work.
Strangely enough, it was the foliage that I disliked the most on this painting, especially the purple bush. But I remembered that, the main character draws the eye (the building) so, I let it go as it was!
Title: Re: Tony's York Painting Using Watercolour Pencils & Scrapings
Post by: Val on February 21, 2015, 01:37:48 PM
Lovely painting kid!  O0   I have a somewhat large badger hair fan brush I picked up in Martinique. I used it in some of the tree work in my Boat on Pond painting, pretty much the same way as in the description for the 'stipple' brush on Terry's site. I'm just wondering is there really that much difference between the two brushes?  :confused:
Title: Re: Tony's York Painting Using Watercolour Pencils & Scrapings
Post by: Danielle123 on February 21, 2015, 02:13:32 PM
Lovely painting Tony, i to like the technique used on you folliage.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Tony's York Painting Using Watercolour Pencils & Scrapings
Post by: Tony (ASM) on February 21, 2015, 07:26:53 PM
Lovely painting kid!  O0   I have a somewhat large badger hair fan brush I picked up in Martinique. I used it in some of the tree work in my Boat on Pond painting, pretty much the same way as in the description for the 'stipple' brush on Terry's site. I'm just wondering is there really that much difference between the two brushes?  :confused:


Hey Val! It seems ages since I've had the opportunity to pick on 'ya! So what's with this 'Large Badger Hair'?! What have you been doing to get that hair? Naughty girl  >:D ;)
Yeah, I think the brushes, whatever they're made of, are good to go if they produce what 'ya after in a painting. Some are specifically made so the job is easier and, I'm all for that!
I couldn't even tell which one I used on my painting! Terry Harrison has a few similar brushes and I just grabbed the bristle looking one! I best double check next time. I've actually got his book out now so, I'm just gonna check the names and techniques of those similar ones.
I'm developing my own way with watercolours and the look of the work. With a combination of pans paints, watercolour pencils, masking fluid, scrapings, white Gel pen and whatever seems to help produce the final work will be in my tool-bag!
Title: Re: Tony's York Painting Using Watercolour Pencils & Scrapings
Post by: Tony (ASM) on February 21, 2015, 07:29:51 PM
Lovely painting Tony, i to like the technique used on you folliage.  :clap: :clap: :clap:


Thank you Daniele. The technique wasn't something I was good at because it's actually only the second time I've painted foliage with a stippling brush! The first one was a mess! So, I've got a lot of practice to make sure I can repeat and improve my next works.
Title: Re: Tony's York Painting Using Watercolour Pencils & Scrapings
Post by: Val on February 22, 2015, 01:52:59 AM
So what's with this 'Large Badger Hair'?! What have you been doing to get that hair? Naughty girl  >:D ;)

 :doh:   The brush is a fairly 'large' fan brush, made with badger hair!  :2funny:    Yorkie....you just made my day!  :2funny:
Title: Re: Tony's York Painting Using Watercolour Pencils & Scrapings
Post by: Tony (ASM) on February 22, 2015, 09:43:46 AM
So what's with this 'Large Badger Hair'?! What have you been doing to get that hair? Naughty girl  >:D ;)

 :doh:   The brush is a fairly 'large' fan brush, made with badger hair!  :2funny:    Yorkie....you just made my day!  :2funny:


Ah Val, I just spotted hairs for 'ya stippling brush... the chap on 'ya profile photo! He's got lots of beard going on there you could use?!  :2funny: :fight: 
Title: Re: Tony's York Painting Using Watercolour Pencils & Scrapings
Post by: Bellarina on February 22, 2015, 11:43:16 AM
Tony you are hilarious  :2funny:
Title: Re: Tony's York Painting Using Watercolour Pencils & Scrapings
Post by: Val on February 22, 2015, 10:47:37 PM
 :eek: Somehow I don't think Lloyd would appreciate me pulling out his whiskers!  :pullhair:    :run:
 :think: But wait!  :idea:   You've got a pretty fine set of extras on that head of yours.... what do you say 'Mop Top'?! Up for a trim?   :heeha:
Title: Re: Tony's York Painting Using Watercolour Pencils & Scrapings
Post by: Pinuccia on February 25, 2015, 01:54:21 AM
Tony its beautiful. I like how you applied the different shades of green in the trees and hedge, I wish I could do that, I get habit sloppy. The  house looks so cosy and inviting. Well done  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Tony's York Painting Using Watercolour Pencils & Scrapings
Post by: Pinuccia on February 25, 2015, 02:35:14 AM
Tony its beautiful. I like how you applied the different shades of green in the trees and hedge, I wish I could do that, I get habit sloppy. The  house looks so cosy and inviting. Well done  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Tony's York Painting Using Watercolour Pencils & Scrapings
Post by: Tony (ASM) on February 27, 2015, 07:08:16 AM
:eek: Somehow I don't think Lloyd would appreciate me pulling out his whiskers!  :pullhair:    :run:
 :think: But wait!  :idea:   You've got a pretty fine set of extras on that head of yours.... what do you say 'Mop Top'?! Up for a trim?   :heeha:


Hey! You leave my fine mop alone!  :crazy2:   :knuppel2:  I pride myself on nurturing my mop with an occasional treatment with a brush. But I can't allow it to become a brush!  :o
Title: Re: Tony's York Painting Using Watercolour Pencils & Scrapings
Post by: Bellarina on February 27, 2015, 07:43:07 AM
 :2funny: