Helen's Blog

Onto Glenda's "Man and Bike" commission...

Well today I decided it would be a good time to take some of the experience that I got from last week and, along with painting exercises from other watercolour books (some by Terry Harrison, amongst others) I learned more about painting water for Glenda's commission, "Man and Bike". It was good to try out exercises with a specific purpose. I want to improve my skills painting water and specifically the sea, because I have a picture of Malcolm and his bike and the background is just of a playing field. It's rather drab so I'm going to give him a seascape background and make it look like he's on a touring holiday!! :o)

Along with the water, I'm painting various plants and flowers and looking through books to find the appropriate sort of plants/flowers that would appear near the sea. It's all rather interesting! And, it is all slowly coming together...that's always nice! I don't feel quite so much like I'm banging my head against a brick wall!