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.
This is from one of Terry Harrison’s tutorials. There are a few wonky bits on it but hey ho.
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.
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.
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.
Turned the card to portrait for this encaustic landscape and I used the more traditional earthy colours again.
This card looks a little bit like the Aurora Borealis over some hills with a bit of reflection in the sea or a loch. I had a touch of silver wax left in my stylus and this mixed with the brown when I was defining the edge of the coast and I like how it turned out.
The sea and sky in this card in real life are much more aqua coloured but neither scanner nor camera would pick out the colours correctly. I normally do the rocks in ponds with dragonflies flying around but this time I wanted it to look more like the sea so I added some birds (seagulls).
I tried to scan just the painting but the scanner didn’t pick up the neon colours so I put it into the card and took a digital photo instead and these colours look almost like the real painting. You still don’t see the subtle shading but the colours are mostly there.
I have been playing with my waxes again and going for a slightly different colour combo than my usual. Not that much different but not a simple pale blue and pink sky this time.