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Recent Demo Paintings for The Farm Monday Group

Tue, 23/10/2012 - 22:16 -- sue

 

They were all done as step by step paintings.

 

Class on October 8

Polperro Harbour

Polperro Harbour watercolour paintingWatercolour painting of Polperro Harbour

Stage 1

We drew the picture with a 2b pencil, and masked out the white areas with masking fluid

We mixed our colours, - Cadmium Red, Permanent Rose, Cerulean Blue, Ultramarine, Cobalt Turquoise, Cobalt Violet, Lemon Yellow and Cadmium Yellow.

 

Note:  The pigment/colour ratio requires plenty of water. Always premix colours before starting

 

Stage2

We wet the paper with clean water and laid the washes over the paper using the colours seen in the original photograph. Left to dry.

Stage 3

We applied secondary washes, using the colours from the previous mix.

Applying wet pigment onto dry paper, and softening the edges where required.

Stage 4

We removed the masking fluid, and finished with the final darks colours

 

 

Class on October 15

Storm Approaching

Storm Approaching, watercolourwatercolour of Storm Approaching

Seascape with 3 yachts and foreground rocks

Stage 1

We drew the picture with a 2b pencil, and masked out the white yacht sails and waves with masking fluid, flicking the fluid to make spray.

Stage 2

We mixed our colours, - Cadmium Red, Permanent Rose, Cerulean Blue, Ultramarine, Cobalt Turquoise, Cobalt Violet, Lemon Yellow and Cadmium Yellow.

Stage 3

For the sky I mixed a dark Ultramarine with a little Cadmium red, using strong colour (More pigment and less water), plus a weaker mix of Cerulean Blue

I randomly wet the sky area with clean water, next I applied the Cerulean Blue at the top followed by the Ultramarine mix down to the horizon, left to dry.

 

We applied secondary washes, using the colours from the previous mix.

Applying wet pigment onto dry paper, and softening the edges where required.
This stage required us to think about the creation of the waves, smaller in the distance and larger as they come forward. For the larger waves I took the brush in the direction of the waves with a downwards motion.

 Stage 5

We removed the masking fluid and finished with final darks colours

 

 

 

Class on October 22nd

Bamburgh Castle in the Snow

Bamburgh Castle in the snowWatercolour of Bamburgh Castle in the snow

Step 1

We drew the picture with a 2b pencil.

 

Stage 2

We mixed our colours – Permanent Rose, Cadmium Yellow, Cerulean Blue, Cobalt Turquoise, Cobalt Violet, Ultramarine and Burnt Sienna.

 

Stage 3

For the sky and foreground, we wet the paper and dropped in the Cadmium Yellow and Permanent Rose, followed by Cobalt blue and left to dry,

 

Stage 4

For the colours of the castle, we used a mix of Cadmium Yellow with Burnt Sienna, plus a mix of Ultramarine Blue with Permanent Rose. These colours were used in varying mixes. Warmer colours to right hand side of the castle and cooler mixes to the left side, we also left small areas of lights for ledges and windows

 

Stage 5

Using the same colours as stage 4, we placed a few more darks into the castle.

For the foreground snow areas we used Cobalt Turquoise and violet, leaving some of the white paper showing, here and there.

While still wet, we popped in a little purple mix with the Ultramarine Blue and Permanent Rose.

Nature's World will be moving to new venue on Monday 1st October 2012

Mon, 24/09/2012 - 21:56 -- sue

Just to let you know that the Monday class will be moving to Newham Grange Country Farm, at Coulby Newham, not far from the large Tesco Superstore. The venue offers excellent facilities, heating, comfy seats, sink and coffee/tea making facilities. Cafe downstairs for drinks and food, or bring a packed lunch.

I'm sure you will enjoy the comfort of this room, especially as the weather's getting colder. Many thanks for all your support and look forward to seeing you next Monday October 1st

Nature's World Art Class - Monday 17 September 2012

Mon, 24/09/2012 - 18:55 -- sue

We started back today, with a watercolour painting of flowers in vase with a book, here's the finished picture.

Method of working:

Step 1: I started with a light drawing using a 2B pencil on 300lb (600gms) Saunders Waterford not paper.

Step 2: I masked out the white flowers,

Step 3: Next I mixed my colour washes using:-

Lemon Yellow, Cadmium Yellow, Cerulean Blue, Colbalt Violet, Ultramarine Blue, Cadmium Red and Permanet Rose 

Step 4: I then wet the paper with clean water, using a no 8 mop brush, allowing the water to settle, I then dropped in the colours wet into wet, starting with the yellows, reds then violet and blues.

This method of laying colours over the paper gives an underpainting to work into.

Step 5: I removed the maksing fluid, and painted in the book with various washes of reds and in the centre of some of the flowers.

Step 6:: I created negative flower shapes in the background.

Step 7: I painted the centres of the daisies with Cadmium Red and Cadmium Yellow

Step 8: I placed the final darks at the back of the central flowers. and at the back of the book.Watercolour step by step demonstration of flowerswatercolour demonstration by Sue Ford

Cober Hill Painting Group - 10 - 14 September 2012

Mon, 24/09/2012 - 18:23 -- sue

 

Cober Hill, Cloughton, near Scarborough,

Painting week 10-14 September 2012

The painting week went very well, 21 students, we did daily exercises, plus an evening demo in different media and subject.

The dates for 2013 are April 1-5, Sept 9-13, Nov 4-8

Bookings from late January 2013. To book ring 01723 870310 http://www.coberhill.co.uk

Two of my demonstrations are shown below:

Pedro the Menorca farmerPedro pastel demonstration by Sue Ford

Mary's birthday celebrations at Cober Hill We celebrated Mary's Birthday at Cober Hill

Staithes, North Yorkshire, watercolour demo by Sue Fordwatercolour demonstration by Sue Ford

Watercolour Class dates for Autumn Term 2012

Mon, 03/09/2012 - 21:59 -- sue

 

Dear Students, here are the reminders for class dates, looking forward to seeing you all

Nature's World, Acklam, Mondays, 9 weeks, 10-2.30pm. Sept 17, 24 / Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29  / Nov 12, 19  

Stokesley Town Hall, Wednesdays, 8 weeks, 9.30am -12 noon. Sept 26 / Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 / Nov 14 / Dec 19 

Langdon Square,Thursdays, 7 weeks,  10am-12 noon.  Sept 20, 27/ October 4, 11, 18, 25 / Nov 1 

Nunthorpe School classes start back on Tuesday September 25, 10 weeks. Inspirational Art 10-12 noon and Watercolours 2-4pm. Then every Tuesday.

 

 

Welcome to my new web site - September 2012

Mon, 03/09/2012 - 19:49 -- sue

Welcome to my new web site, designed by Danny Traynor, I would like to thank Danny for an excellent design service and help during the construction of this site.

I hope you will enjoy looking around my site. You can choose different categories. For example if you are viewing pictures in my Gallery and just wish to view watercolours, you can choose from a drop down bar.

Look out for my regular demo blogs and posts on recent demonstrations to art societies and useful tips on painting, plus interesting places to visit.

Sue Ford 

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