I’ve realised how much better watercolours work when you’re not so much painting with them as colouring in. I decided to draw a charming old gent that looked a bit Victorian but when I was done he looked more like a criminal of some kind, either way I wouldn’t trust him. He’s the height of […]
This picture was painted using both watercolours and ready mixed paints on top of a drawing that my sister (Paige Barstow) had done. I finished it off by using a pen to draw over some of the lines. I accidentally spilled some tomato sauce on the drawing so she thought it was ruined. Understandably, she […]
Alongside getting mad at Watercolour paints and deciding that I really don’t like them I painted something else while waiting for it to dry. I really think my work lacks quality with Watercolours but I’ll find a way to use them in future to avoid it being a total waste of money. For now this […]
Today I’ve realised how much I don’t like Watercolour paints. I started painting, just going with it and painting with them just doesn’t feel good in any way. I ended up with this weird mess: So, a pig with some underpants, some badly done trees, a spider, a really badly done rhino and some beer […]
My second use of Watercolour paints has created a portrait of a woman’s face which has shown me how hard the colours are to control and how to use darker colours for edges.
I’ve bought some watercolour paints and just started doing whatever entered my head on the paper to get a feel for how they work. My first go, playing with a new toy so because the journey is where the fun is here is my early play. Once again my poor photography has left something else […]