Sunday, 3 February 2013

Jean's Primroses

Have been playing around with these for a while, trying to get a "feel" for them, following Jean Haines Blog which she posted as a free step by step. Some of these are still WIP's others I may leave for now as they may be finished and will know maybe when I have tried a mount on them. I haven't completed my studies of these yet but it is a really good exercise to do many different compositions, using different palettes trying different things out




I've learned something from each of them and will continue to work with them until I have a sort of template in my head (and my brush!!) as to how to go about them. One I have mastered that I can work more on colours and compositions to give me the variety I'm looking for.

I do think a good knowledge of form of the particular flower in question is vital even though these are loose representations... I am beginning to realise that more and more as I move on with my painting... the drawing has to be good and believable even if we are only showing a small element of the subject.

9 comments:

  1. Hello Judith:) The style of Jean is plain to see! I love the colors. You are doing a great job!

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  2. Some lovely ones here Judith, the more you do from your own studies the more your style will be evident

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  3. I just received the second book by Jean Haines, ordered from amazon, after seeing her beautiful blog...She does a great job in the wet,on heavy papers as the Arches 300lbs.
    I agree with you that the appearance of loose paint requires the precise knowledge of the subject.
    It seems a strange thing, but to say a flower with a few strokes of the brush, you must have well studied before!
    Congratulations on your primroses, dear Judith!

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  4. These flowers are really enhanced by the beautiful background washes.

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  5. Lovely works, Judith! Loose painting, nice colour and negative shapes. I have read Jean`s blog Primroses in Watercolour. I love this wet style too. I remember in the past you did a beautiful Shell Challenge after Jean Haines. And you was a winner. You can manage with water and pigments excellent.

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  6. Judith, had to come see your primroses after the lovely mention on Jean's blog. Each one is fabulous and you are certainly developing a gorgeous, recognizable style.

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  7. very recognisable style indeed!!.lovely!!

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  8. So gorgeous Judith! Love the colors!

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  9. I love the softness and elegance of these works. Very lovely work.

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