I’ve started to research and paint canal birds. I think it was nearly this time last year when someone from twitter made that suggestion.
Starting with a kingfisher has been really inspiring because of the colour and texture.
If you would like to buy this painting, it is available now in my shop.
Kingfisher on a branch original watercolour
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.
Check out my videos for this challenge on YouTube:
A while back, I put a call out on Twitter for pictures of other people pets. I got an overwhelming response (which was great). In this week’s video, I show you how I painted a lovely picture of two cats snuggling.
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.
If you are following along with this series, I would love to see your attempts. Please share them with me on Twitter (twitter.com/NarrowboatExp) or Instagram (instagram.com/nbexperience).
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
This is the watercolour paper that I use and I can thoroughly recommend it. If you do find a cheaper one you might want to use it as practise paper though.
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.
For this, you are going to need your watercolor paint and perhaps and tape to hold things in place. On the boat it gets quite wet so a hairdryer comes in handy too.
I’m going to use my finer paint brushes and also quite a large paintbrush to do the background. I also have my collapsable water container.
If you have any comments or questions about the video, please let me know. Part 2 will be posted next week.