Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Study of stones for Dunedin painting

Gratuitous photo of the south coast of the Wairarapa, near Sail Rock, Noth Island, New Zealand

Monday, January 26, 2015

Value sketch - Dunedin Peninsula

A value sketch (sketch to figure out the lights and darks) for a future painting of a stone wall on the Dunedin Peninsula. I am wanting it to be a fairly high key painting, with some very dark shadow contrasts, as it will be showing midday light.

Gratuitous photo of the coastline near Dunedin, South Island, New Zealand. Photo: Jonas

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Watercolour 16/30

Arches N.O.T. paper. I am starting to think I prefer the hot pressed paper. I was trying for a more graphic design look with solid blocks of colour painted with gum arabic. I think the N.O.T. paper isn't the best choice for this. I might re-try this painting a little later on.

Gratuitous photo of Arthurs Pass area, South Island, New Zealand. Photo: Jonas.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Catlins Estuary

In my goal to do 30 watercolours over 30 days (OK, maybe over 3 months), this is watercolour 15 of 30. Fabriano 300 gsm hot press paper.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Value sketch of Lake Wakatipu

Although I want to concentrate on finishing the previous Catlins painting, over breakfast I did a value sketch (a sketch that concentrates on figuring out the placement of lights and darks), of the sun setting on Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown.

 Gratuitous photo of the Dart River Valley (next to Wakatipu), South Island, New Zealand. Photo: Jonas.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Watercolour 14/30

Another miniature study (8 x 12 cm) for a future larger painting of the Catlins Estuary.

Gratuitous photo of elsewhere in the Catlins area, South Island, New Zealand (photo: Jonas)

Catlins sketch # 2

Sketch of Catlins area. Staedler 0.05 black pen.

Gratuitous photo of Arthurs Pass area (I think), South Island, New Zealand. Photo: Jonas.