The changing seasons always change the things I want to paint. I have spoken before about my Devon home.I live among fields and farms, high hedges and beautiful views, how could I not be inspired.But I have also noticed this September my paintings have been subtly changing too, and I am enjoying the results. I have wanted to get looser and describe the subject as economically as I can, let me try to show you what I mean
Today I went on my walk as normal and was so taken by the autumn berries everywhere .I always take my phone with me to take photos ( how lucky are we as artists to have such tools at our disposal)
Then back home to start work, firstly sketching out the painting
Then I start with the wren's eye
Then I painted the wren a loosely as I could, spraying the paper often with a spray bottle, always trying to control the water
I need to practice more to get the look I want I believe watercolour is a skill and I want to be as good at my painting as I can be, By moving forward and trying new things, I think I can get better at what I am trying to do.
Then onto the blackberries and this really takes time. I need to see all the colours in the berries, and then I need to preserve the whites. I have to add blue and purple into the berries as well as green and yellow. I want the berries to bleed into the background I want lost and found edges. Then as I spray the paper and let it dry I need to go back in and paint the darks and the edges I want to save. I am happy with the way my painting is going just need to keep going and see where it leads.