Friday, July 12, 2013

Cloud and rock studies

Cloud and rock study in gouache
I have been so busy painting and studying gouache and various textures using DaVinci gouache and bristle brushes,  So much fun.  The paintings are from places we have been since the spring and warm weather arrived.  These studies at home do help with the painting process when we are out painting plein air.

Ralph Parker is a wonderful and talented painted who uses gouache, thanks to Michael Bailey for telling me about Ralph, I have learned so much from his blog.

6 comments:

  1. Hi Joan.
    This is a cracker my friend. Rocks, Foliage and Sky, All fantastic. I also think your Summer Greens are fantastic as well Joan. I went out last Wednesday, friday and off with the club by Coach to rottingdean tomorrow. Hows that then eh? I am dissapointed with my Plein air paintings at the moment. Well, all my painting really. Last Wednesday we went to a place called Eyensford in kent. Two of us did the same subject. not Harry, another member. He did a cracker with his and I did a louzy painting one with mine. Somethig has got to change. lets see what happens tomorrow. 9x12 Pochade this time. All the best Joan.
    Vic.

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    1. Hi Vic,
      It seems we never know how our plein air paintings will turns out, but it always good no matter the results.
      My friend I can't imagine you doing a lousy painting, your work is exceptional. I bet as this is being written you have already done a cracker.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  2. Ok Joan I realize now that you have 2 blogs.. your sketch journal, which I love because it has a lot of quick watercolor pieces. good to have both. I do too, but my other is mostly my daily nonsense... Hugs to you .... Barbra Joan

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    1. Hi BJ,
      Thank you for stopping by, hope all things are well with you. I must read your second blog, take care.
      Hugs to you also,
      Joan

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  3. This is lovely Joan, I think I need to get my gouache's out!

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    1. Hi Ann,
      Thank you for the visit and encouraging words. I love painting in gouache, please do take yours out, loads of fun.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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