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
I’m participating in a challenge on twitter called Inktober – create an ink based art work every day in October using the word of the day from twitter.
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.