There is nothing very different in the way I have approached the paintings and I never really gave any thought to photographing the stages I went through..........sorry about that. But I thought I would share the outcomes with you, and if you have any questions do not hesitate to ask. I hope you enjoy looking.
This rose painting was a result of my liking the penultimate photo of the Roses painting that I published a couple of posts ago. The intention was to produce a painting like it, but it is not quite how it worked out!!
These Hellebores were painted after a brief session in the garden where I noticed that the brave Hellebores were beginning to poke their heads above the frosty soil. They were painted from photos I took last winter. This years crop are not far enough advanced yet.
This Still Life was painted at the weekly club session in response to the title 'Food'. The jug was originally white like the bowl, and the plums were quite blue, but when I got home, I felt the painting was too cool, so added the green stripes to the jug and some warmer colour into the plums and the shadows. I enjoyed trying to get that bloom which plums have when they have been sat in the bowl for a little while. It is similar to trying to paint grapes and damsons!
All the paintings were done on Fabriano Artistico Extra White paper, the 'Roses' and 'Hellebores' on a Rough surface and the 'Plums' on a Not surface, using my usual palette of watercolours with some Acrylic White gouache