Painting Blue Wrens in watercolour


Two of the  commission works which I have to get busy on are of Blue Wrens. Fortunately these delightful birds have been regular visitors to our garden in the past  months so I have photos. At Penguin Market this Sunday I will be working on one of the paintings. I expect I will use a combintion of tube watercolour, and Inktense and traditional watercolour pencils. Retaining some of the pencil marks is a great way to suggest feather texture. Penguin Market, Arnold St Penguin is on from 9 to 3,30 Sundays. This will be the last one for this year. Next is 8 January but due t cataract surgery I may miss that one. Sorry. 

INKTENSE PENCIL Demo


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This Sunday 23rd Oct at Penguin Market I will demonstrate working with Inktense and other watercolour (aquarelle) pencils. Inktense are very soft and make beautifully vibrant marks which can be dissolved and blended easily… looking like transparent layers of ink. I tend to use them in conjunction with various water soluble pencils. I will have a variety you can try to see how different brands vary and I will offer hints on how I find they are best used. The  slide show here shows the nasturtiums I painted on silk using gutta technique last Sunday and a couple of examples of working with Inktense and Aquarelle pencils. (note these are quick i-phione photos taken indoors so reproduction accuracy is limited. The wren is unfinished).