Hello everyone! This week I have been starting to think about Christmas and thought it would be good to get organised with my Christmas cards. I came up with a few watercolour designs and have enjoyed experimenting with mixing colours and trying to achieve the effect of glowing light.
There’s a cheerful pair of snowmen enjoying a moment beneath the mistletoe…
…a plump little robin in the snow…
…and a Christmas tree surrounded by piles of presents!
I’ve drawn up some others ready to paint this evening. I think I’ll probably mount them on Christmassy colours and stick them onto cards.
A while ago I was asked by an old school friend if I could do a watercolour painting of her parents’ house. I’m aiming to get it finished for Christmas, in between working on my map commission for Le Boat. Below are a few of my initial watercolour sketches to try out a couple of different techniques.
I’m not particularly confident using watercolours, so have been looking at how other artists mix and overlay colours. I’m hoping that I can learn something while doing this commission!
I’m not sure whether to go for a black outline yet or not, I think I’ll have to try a few more sketches before making up my mind.
That’s it for today! I’m off to make risotto for tea before settling down with my watercolours for the evening 🙂