Your Watercolour Paintings › Sailing Boats after Patrick
October 1, 2018 at 12:12 #96788
Well here goes. My first go at one of Patrick’s tutorials and enjoyed it very much though I can’t use my brush like Patrick, yet 😜
Im sure in time I will get the feel for his style I like so much.
Iwatched this through then after drawing just did my own thing, maybe I should have followed along.
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October 1, 2018 at 19:07 #96793
Very nice, Jim. You paint a lovely sky–and skies are not easy. Your boats are well drawn. Nice variation and blending of colors in the foreground grasses and path. I think you could go a lot darker with your shadows under the boats– it’s something we all hesitate to do but can add depth to a composition and make all the colors pop.
October 1, 2018 at 20:38 #96797
Thanks Judy, I was watching another video today of Patrick’s and when he put some darks in I was amazed.
I also realise all my picture is about the same tone, my wife told me that, I must take more notice in my future efforts.
October 2, 2018 at 02:46 #96800
The sky is great. I have to agree with Judy that sky isn’t easy subject to paint and you got it perfect not only in this painting. Play with lighter values and gradually build your darkest values. It’ll add more depth to your painting. Overall it’s drawn right. Just some highlights and darks would improve your painting immensely. Keep painting!
October 2, 2018 at 09:17 #96811
thanks Alex for your comments.
October 2, 2018 at 11:33 #96812
Often I have the experience of being scared to put in dark shadows after working hard on a painting. If I leave them out, the painting is blah. But when I do put them in, the painting seems to come to life with light! Even knowing this, it’s still hard to convince myself to to do it. I always wonder if the shadows will wreck everything. By the way, I think your shadow on the blue boat cover is well done.
October 2, 2018 at 13:29 #96813
thanks Paula, I feel the same way I dare not put dark brush to paper for fear of ruining in.
I am going to have a play at times so may not post all my results because I have a lot to work on, but realize to improve not everything I produce will be a success.
October 3, 2018 at 08:15 #96819
Those that do nothing make no mistakes.
At the end of the day its just a sheet of paper.
Go for it and enjoy the path it takes.
Take time to look and make sure you see.
October 4, 2018 at 18:38 #96861
Good advice from all the above. A good tip is to make a thumbnail sketch in pencil on scrap paper and get in all your darks and lights then you can match your tones with colour on your watercolour paper
October 4, 2018 at 19:56 #96863
October 5, 2018 at 11:50 #96882
Superb Jim. Your painting has a lovely clarity to it. No muddy colours to be seen. The boats are well drawn and painted. You have created a lovely soft light which makes your boat glow. It really is a splendid painting Jim.
October 5, 2018 at 14:34 #96894
Thanks Patrick, I appreciate all you do for us here.
October 9, 2018 at 20:37 #96980
So glad you’re painting and posting, Jim! You’ve done a wonderful job with this scene. Boats are difficult subjects. Keep painting! 😀
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