3 Mar 2013

Tree on a hill



A quick sketch based loosely on the one I did last week  ~ here ~

at least I think this qualifies as a 'sketch' although I have to say that I didn't draw it out first.  Just used clear water to roughly 'place' the slope of the hill and tree, then dropped the paint in.  Again I used one of my squirrel mops...oh, what bliss to have a paint brush that does the work for me.

 I added some darker mix with a smaller sable brush once the first layer of paint was dry.



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41 comments:

  1. Hi Ann,
    Beautiful paint work. Wish I could just drop my paint on like that and have a beautiful painting. I always sketch things out first...to afraid to just go for it.. happy SS :)

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  2. I must get those water colours out, you are a real inspiration!
    ManonX

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  3. Beautiful watercolor ~ divine and elegant ~ I want to learn how to do that!

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  4. Simple but nice. Have a super Sunday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  5. it's serene, I like t.

    hope you have a great day.

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  6. Thanks Catherine, Manon, Carol, Molly and Lissa - good to know you like this little sketch, many thanks for stopping by :)

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  7. Beautiful, loose and fresh ! Lovely and spontaneous . xx

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  8. What a lovely sketch! It looks so simple, and yet so fresh and beautiful :)

    Have a nice day.

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  9. Ann I am always impress with your watercolor style, you make it look so effortless. Just lovely.

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  10. This is lovely with just a few colours.

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  11. Thanks Dana, Jane, Katarina, Lynn, Christine, Debbie and Caro -

    this painted itself really, very little input from me. Maybe I will do a blog post showing how I do these. What say you!

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  12. this is lovely in its simplicity and the atmosphere... and the composition is perfect...xx

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  13. Great job.. nobody said sketching had to be in pencil or ink. I often start a painting with a quick sketch of oils thinned with turpentine.

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  14. Beautiful landscape. I would love to see a post with your technique. I love seeing how other people work!!

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  15. Lovely, loose and fresh sketch! Have a nice week, Ann! Ciao.

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  16. I know I've commented on this in the forum but I'll do so again here. I really like the spontaneity of this and can't believe how quickly you did it. A blog (and forum) post on how you do it would be wonderful. ;-)

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  17. Thanks Tracey, Cris, Cat, Robin, Mary, Tito and John -

    Such a simple picture and yes, I'll do a post on how I did this, watch out for it during the week :)

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  18. Ciao Ann,
    è una bella immagine che trasmette solitudine e dolcezza!
    Ciao, abbracci, Floriana
    '

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    1. Thanks Floriana, I see what you mean :)

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  19. Delicate and sensitive portrayal of nature.

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  20. Very nice sketch Ann. xx

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  21. Hola Ann :) Me gusta mucho la naturalidad de este apunte. Un abrazo.

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  22. Lovely work...so much atmosphere in your watercolours
    xx

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  23. I love how soft this is. The blendings are quite beautiful.

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  24. Beautiful! Love the colors.

    Elyse and Riley

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  25. It's lovely! I have also been "sketching" with my watercolors as well. Using clear, or slightly colored water to place things! It seems to work well!!

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  26. Thanks Adrienne, I like the idea of using slightly coloured water to start with.

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  27. Yet another fab loose sketch Ann. You are certainly getting into the swing of using the squirrel mops. Beautifully loose.

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  28. lovely sketch ann ....looks like you are enjoying your new mop :)

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