At the beginning of 2017 I became the volunteer Artist-in-Residence @ Arlington Court National Trust Devon - Watch out for my posts about it.

Monday, 20 October 2014

Fungi sketches

From my previous post, I have now sketched some of the fungi....I enjoyed this first sketch the most

as it gave me a chance to use opaque and transparent watercolours in layers.  Yes, I used both on one

piece of work, it worked for me and gave the look I wanted to achieve....whether this breaks 'the

rules of watercolouring' I don't know, I just go on instinct most of the time ....












14 comments:

  1. The top pic looks good enough to eat. Are these edible mushrooms? My Uncle knew how to tell if mushrooms in the wild were good to eat.

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    1. I don't think it is edible, although I couldn't be 100% sure. I tend to think of them all as inedible, unless they are a label in the supermarket saying Mushroom, lol ;)

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  2. Rules for watercoloring!? I say break 'em all you want. These are lovely!

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    1. Lol....thanks Mary I'll do that :-)

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  3. Go for it and if it is a rule don't hesitate to break it. LOL Great job on these. That one white fungus looks like a lacy flower. Lovely photos.

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    1. Thanks Joan, I think rules are there to be broken aren't they, lol.

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  4. Rules? WHat are rules? These are lovely.

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    1. Thanks Robin...I'm obviously a rebel. lol ;)

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  5. Dear Ann - your sketches are so neat - isn't it great fun to find something outdoors that makes a great subject. Looks like you did these right where they grew. As for the transparent versus the opaque - didn't know there was a rule! Looks good to me so I sure wouldn't concern myself - my motto is whatever works - stick with it! Hugs

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    1. Thanks Debbie....It is good to find these things to sketch. I only sketched the last picture, roughly in my travel sketchbook, but the others I did at home. Didn't matter though, as having seen them in real life, I was able to use that plus the photos for the painting. Enjoyed it all :-)

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  6. Lovely sketches Ann, they look so like the original plants. Sarah x

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