Your Watercolour Paintings Conkers sketch

This topic contains 10 replies, has 10 voices, and was last updated by  Joy Dix 5 months ago.

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    brynteg
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    It really is Autumn now here in Wales. I got these conkers from the horse chestnut tree in my garden, and could not resist some of the lovely browns and yellows in the leaves and the conkers themselves. I painted the leaves first and then drew in pen over, whilst for the conkers, I did the drawing first and then painted. I got a bit confused with the shadows.

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    Jim
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    You certainly caught the feel of autumn here. Well done

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    Brad
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    Bonkers for your conkers. That one in the shell looks so fresh and you really have got those autumn leaves right.

    Take time to look and make sure you see.

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    JudyR
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    Beautifully penned and painted! Excellent work.

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    AlexK
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    Nicely painted. Really like dark browns with highlights.

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    Agathe
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    So lovely! I love how shiny the nuts are and also how you’ve solved the yellowing in the leaves. It inspires me to try the same thing if I find a nice leaf. It’s so nicely loose painted and looks so fresh!

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    Annette
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    Beautiful!

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    Howard W
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    I wish I could see our world’s details as well as you. Nicely done.

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    Annette
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    Fabulous sketch! Well done

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    Lora
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    This is really beautiful!

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    Joy Dix
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    Lovely sketch, Brynteg, the conkers especially look just ready for some little boy to come along and string them for a game.

    As regards the shadows, I’m guessing that your studio, like mine, had more than one light source which can be a hindrance for still life painting.    I find that when I come to the point of putting in the final shadows I turn on only one strong light source on the subject  and take that as my point of reference.   Hope that idea helps.

    Joy

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