It’s a Freebie!

Created by Hand’s challenge this week. I didn’t think I’d manage to do this one as I wanted to get my angel painted for tomorrow, but I decided to try my hand, on a scrap of mountboard (2.5″ x 2″), at a miniature scene, using watercolour paints. Here it is…

What I am finding so fascinating about the watercolours is that you can keep adding paint or water, or brushstrokes and you get layer upon layer, with as much depth as you do with acrylics. Of course, you don’t get the same thickness or richness, but using the tubes of pigment, it’s quite thrilling to discover how vibrant the colours are. It’s not necessarily quicker – for me – because I am learning about this, but it is a lot of fun!

We’ve had an amazing amount of snow across the UK and it’s making life very difficult for so many people. DD’s school was closed today due to the heavy snowfall to the North of Bude, where a lot of the pupils live, and the presence of black ice on the roads. For the first time since I can remember, there were no buses running either. My boss (at market) turned back and went home this morning because the vehicles ahead of him got stuck in the snow and ice, so it came as no surprise that we aren’t going to work tomorrow! Shame… but then again, it’s good for arting!

Now I’m going to see if our elderly neighbours are okay, ‘cos you never know, do you? Although we haven’t as much snow or ice here at the moment, they may not be confident about going out, so I think I’ll just pop round and check on them.

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  1. very nice. I can see you’re not using the watercolors in a traditional sense. You look like you’re applying them like acrylics. Especially in the flower area. Interesting.

  2. Yogi – yes! I am painting back to front, aren’t I? I never was any good at following traditions!

  3. Yvonne

     /  January 5, 2010

    Lovely, Rosie!

  4. Amy

     /  January 6, 2010

    a garden of prettyness!!! I love your painting work

  5. johanna

     /  January 6, 2010

    good that you break the “rules” (if there are any in art;)) !!
    the effect proves you are right! looks great!

  6. This is lovely!


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