If you have been following my adventures on the narrowboat this year, you will know that Kath and I are now travelling the UK by canal full time. We thought that it would be a great time to become part of the wonderful network of Canal Traders.
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In this video, watch as I paint a red narrowboat on canvas. The one of a kind painting is also available to buy in my shop – Red Narrowboat on Canvas
A while back, I put a call out on Twitter for pictures of other peoples pets.
In this weeks video, I show you how to paint a narrowboat using watercolour on canvas.
I used a small canvas board similar to this one http://amzn.to/2oolVo3
This week I share with you the process I use to paint a cat using watercolour.
In part three of the series I created to show the process of painting dragonflies and a narrowboat in watercolour paint, I show you how to add the narrowboat to the painting.
In part four which is also the final part of the series, I add some finishing touches to the picture. If you would like to purchase a print of this painting, it is available to buy now in the shop.
I’m having so much fun with my new channel and I really want you to be able to join in. So, I’ve put together a list of equipment that I use to help get you started.
This is just the equipment that I use and isn’t a rule book. You can create with all types of things- it’s really about the practise more than the product.
I have put links in to the products below the video.
Canvas brush holder
This gorgeous heavy duty canvas brush holder is great for protecting brushes.
I also found one that includes brushes. I haven’t tried them myself but it looks like good value: http://amzn.to/2mXYfoi
Windsor & Newton Watercolour Paint
These are the paints that I use. I recommend this kit as a starter kit that you can take to the beach or on holidays because it travels really well. I use these colours as a base for all of my paintings.
Windsor & Newton Watercolour Paper
Water Colour Paint Brushes
These are the paintbrushes that I use and they are not cheap, but they are exactly what I need for the detail and coverage that I get. They are durable and look the same as the day I first got them.
Part two of the “how to paint dragonflies and a narrowboat” series is now on YouTube.
This week, I show you how to paint the details of the dragonfly using watercolour and a fine brush. You could also do the same in pen.
To start this stage, it is very important that your paper is completely dry.
Hi guys, in this video I’m going to show you how to make this little plaque.
I usually pick up these small canvas plaques from a hobby shop or order them online. I am using watercolour paint.
Today’s finished plaque is of a cat and dog sitting on the bow of a narrowboat.
If you have any questions, please leave a comment.