Amaryllis Lily

Sue's - Amaryllis Painting 3 small

Size 53cmX63cm (click on image to enlarge)

I couldn’t resist painting this Amaryllis Lily because of its wonderful colour and petal markings. Although it is quite a difficult flower to paint from life, it was still a pleasurable challenge. I used Grey Brusho Crystals for the background effect; carefully wetting around the main image and sprinkling the crystals onto the wet paper produced an interesting tonal contrast to the main flower. Two of the four blooms were just beginning to fade and this enabled me to use a stronger colour for the others, by toning these down to muted reds a more 3D effect was achieved. The painting is almost to scale (using  A1 Bockingford Watercolour paper Rough 140lb), it took a couple of hours to complete.

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Fishermans Beach Hythe

Fishing Sheds & Griggs Building

Fin Painting Fisherman's BeachSize 18cm x 19cm (click on image to enlarge)

The Little Painting Challenge (BBC)

Reed Bed

BBC Small Paintings 1

Size 10×14.5 cm (click image to enlarge)

 Pink Orchid (Doritaenopsis)

BBC Small Paintings

Size 10×14.5 cm (click image to enlarge)

The above watercolours were my entry for the BBC’s  “The Little Painting Challenge”, all you had to do was to paint on the blank side of a postcard and post it to the BBC. This was an offshoot of the “The Big Painting Challenge” held in Spring 2015.

Martello Towers No.14 & No.15 Hythe, Kent

Martello Tower No.14 Hythe – Kent
IMG_9311 sue finxSize 14 x 9cm (click on image to enlarge)

Martello Tower No.15 Hythe – Kent

Fin Tower No15 edit fin2

Size 12 x 17cm (click on image to enlarge)

Prawn Studies (produced with Inktense Watersoluble pencils)

Raw Prawn Study

Prawn Raw2 blogSize 14″X11″ (click image to enlarge)©

Cooked Prawns

Prawns Cooked1 blogSize 14″X11″ (click image to enlarge)©

inktense pencils + prawns

I like using Inktense Watersoluble pencils as I enjoy drawing and can explore lines and fine details as well as having the added bonus of being able to develop parts of a study with watercolour washes. It also enables me to be more spontaneous with colour.

Using these pencils allows me to choose the balance between colour, line, texture and space.

Amaryllis – (produced with Inktense watersoluble Ink pencils)

Amaryllis WatersolubleSize 26″X19″ (click image to enlarge)©

Amaryllis closeupDetail of the above drawing/painting©

Inktense5Inktense watersoluble Ink Pencils ©

While visiting the Lake District I made an effort to visit the well-known Cumberland Pencil Factory in Keswick, a worthwhile experience, where I purchased a tin of Inktense Watersoluble Ink pencils.

I like using these pencils as I enjoy drawing and can explore lines and fine details as well as having the added bonus of being able to develop parts of a study with watercolour washes. It also enables me to be more spontaneous with colour. Although this piece was on a large scale, using water-soluble pencil was still effective and allowed me to choose the balance between colour, line, texture and space. Sue Wieck

 

Tulips

Tulip3aSize  38X28 (click on image to enlarge)

Tulip Fin1

Size  38X28 (click on image to enlarge)