Friday, 27 March 2009
SECOND LITTLE WATERCOLOUR FOR RISING SUN
This is the red door leading from the riverside tables to the bar and restaurant of the Rising Sun pub in Coltishall. There have been hanging baskets all through the winter but now they display gorgeous pansies and daffodils in full bloom. There is always the red bowl of water outside for anyone bringing a dog.
In the end, this second little 7 x 7 ins watercolour was painted on Hahnemuhle Quatrro watercolour paper. I used mostly Winsor and Newton tube paints: cobalt and prussian blues, permanent rose and scarlet lake reds, Winsor yellow and raw sienna and burnt umber. You can see my photo I used to guide me in my previous post.
Nearly ready now for the whole exhibition - I have prepared my 'for sale' notices and arranged with a kind local gentleman who attends my workshops to do the hanging for me (mirror plates and lots of drilling!). My local gallery Swallowtail will be framing the two little watercolours and laminating the notices . Unfortunately the large postcards I had printed of the oil painting of the panoramic view of the pub via the internet are not satisfactory. Could easily be the jpg image I used on their website, but its turned out colour saturated making the buildings and roofs bright pink and quite dark to one side from sky through trees to the common. I have'nt much time to sort out another printer.
Once hung ready for Easter, I shall then be able to concentrate on more contemporary work I have to do for other shows.