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Barn in winter watercolour

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This watercolour is another tutorial from Terry Harrison.  I didn’t do very well with the wet-in-wet especially on the barn but I enjoyed painting it.  In fact I made quite a few mistakes but hey ho.

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Rusty Dodge

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Here is my latest painting from Terry Harrison’s tutorials.  This one is of a 1952 Dodge that he spotted on his travels.  In real life (his photo) it doesn’t look as rusty as this but he shoes how to get a rusty looking effect.

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The open gate watercolour

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This is another Terry Harrison tutorial but I managed to make a rather strange shaped house on this one.  I had sketched it out first and somehow thought the line I had sketched in for the tree was the line for the back of the house.  I was going to try and lift the colour out but ended up just leaving it as it is.

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Riverside cottage watercolour

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This is from one of Terry Harrison’s tutorials.  There are a few wonky bits on it but hey ho.

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Polperro – (more or less) watercolour

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A watercolour painting from a Terry Harrison tutorial.  I didn’t quite get the colour right in the sky at the left hand side so I tried to make it into a bank of trees across from the harbour.

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After the storm watercolour

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I like paintings with little boats in them and I am trying to practice sky and sea painting with varying success.  This one is from a Terry Harrison tutorial.

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Breaking wave watercolour

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I have been learning to paint by reading books and doing a few tutorial and this painting is from one of Terry Harrison’s online tutorials. They are good tutorials for beginners as he shows how he mixes his colours and takes you through each step so you can learn different techniques.  It still takes practice though to get the techniques right.

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Mixed media misty trees landscape

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Another attempt at a mixed media painting Chris Forsey style from his video Pushing The Boundaries of Watercolour.  I did try to change it a little from his original by adding a tree stump into the centre of the pond rather than having a large focal tree in the central background but  am not that sure that it worked.  I used too strong a yellow in the background and the painting in real life looks more like there is a forest fire in the background rather than subtle  evening sunlight.  I quite like it though and it was fun to paint.

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Mixed media scene

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I love watching Chris Forsey paint, in fact I could watch him paint all day, he can take rather ordinary scenes  and fill them with vibrancy and life.  Over the last couple of months I have tried different painting techniques using a variety of media.  Chris Forsey’s video, Pushing The Boundaries Of Watercolour, shows you how he starts with a couple of sketches or photos and takes you through his thinking process and how he achieves his resulting masterpieces.  I have tried to follow a couple of his paintings from start to finish while changing them ever so slightly.  I do like my results but still see many mistakes.   This was painted using oil pastels, watercolour, and acrylic inks on bamboo paper.

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Coast watercolour painting

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Here is my latest attempts at a watercolour painting.  I was working through Paul Taggart’s lessons and although I did learn a lot I haven’t really done them justice.  I am still a bit heavy handed with the paint and my colour mixing needs more practice.  There is so much I don’t like about this painting but in doing it I did learn quite a bit and after all I do need the practice.  I used bamboo paper just because it was handy and in a gummed block but next time I do watercolour I will use watercolour paper and maybe even stretch it myself as I haven’t tried that yet.  Thanks for the lessons Paul.

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