Wednesday, 18 December 2013

One full brush of paint

Ahh, the joy of a size 10 Kolinsky Sable..


full of delicious paint and in one sweep I attempted a very unrealistic donkey...

and waited for the paint to dry, then added some dark detailing

 -  quite pleased how this turned out, after all it was in one brush stroke 
(with no pencil lines to follow)  -

Of course, there are times when it is a complete disaster

- but I turned this next one around -

and call it    'Against the Storm'

Using tissue paper I wiped away the excess paint, then added the 'action lines'

the rest is up to the imagination!







22 comments:

  1. Those paint sketches are your signature, Ann, and they are great! Love the donkey, and even the disaster one tells an imaginative story! :) I noticed your Award Free Zone drawing on the left: fab!

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  2. kolinsky sable…i'm jealous!!

    lovely paintings!!

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    1. They are great brushes Sue, I've even got some on my Santa list...fingers crossed :)

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  3. Lovely sketches with your beautiful brush!

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  4. I've heard about one stroke florals, but never one stroke animals. Amazing!

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    1. Thanks CJ, perhaps I have started a new fashion! lol

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  5. Love those dons! What a great one stroke wonder. xox

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  6. Looks like you and the donkey are having fun together. I like these.

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  7. You never cease to amaze me what you can do with a brush and a little watercolor!

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    1. It was all the brush Robin, not me :)

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  8. Golly!
    You have encapsulated perfectly the nature of donkeys.....wow!
    Xxx

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  9. I would be dancing in the street Anne if I could do this. Your work is wonderful. Thank you so much for your continued support!
    Sandy

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    1. Ahh, but Sandy it's the brush that does the work. These Sable brushes really hold so much paint, it enables the drawing to paint itself....really :) So pleased you like these.

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  10. Brilliant. The first is absolutely a donkey and Mary's donkey to boot. The second one even if you thought a mistake has its own unique quality. I see a donkey struggling through a snow storm . Hugs Mrs A.

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    1. Thanks - glad you like these pictures and that you can see a donkey struggling through a snow storm, it means the painting got you 'seeing a story' :)

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  11. The donkey is fab! You've definitely got the essence of donkey humour in there :-)

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