Watercolour metals challenge: Day 5 “She leaves a little sparkle wherever she goes”

Or, how to use Photoshop to help improve your watercolour technique.   Day 5, charm #5. I have been saving this challenge up… I’m quite keen to start but nervous…  It’s the star in the centre, a delicious opportunity to indulge in watercolour shadows and highlights to tell the story, to make the star ‘pop’ out from the flat page. My first…

Heart charm for blog

Watercolour metals challenge: Day 4 Speed golf & the art of letting loose

Day 4 of the watercolour challenge… painting metals for 7 days.   I’m still finding my feet in terms of my preferred watercolour style.  I have been reading about and looking at several different styles that can be achieved using the watercolour medium.  They range from very tight to very loose.  Think delicate and accurate botanical art vs bleeding edges…

Fortune favours the brave FINAL

Watercolour metals challenge: Day 3 “Fortune favours the brave”

Fortune… “It’s worth a fortune”. or “She is fortunate”. What’s your instant take on “fortune favours the brave”? Is it monetary, or not? When I’m focussing on a little illustration before me, brush in hand, every now and then whilst I wash my brush I get a sense of feeling lucky to have a cosy spot to work in, a warm…