Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Very bright butterflies


When I first bought my watercolour set, I had no idea what I was looking for, so I bought the biggest Cotman set in Cass Art. There are half pans of about thirty colours, maybe more. Turns out I only ever use about ten of them regularly and some I had never used at all and in fact never even seen on paper, so I sat down last night to have a bit of a play around with these poor forgotten colours. Here's the result! I like painting wet into wet, because you never really know what you're going to end up with till it dries. I'm going to paint more of these, but next time I'll try and make them a bit neater round the edges!

I have really been neglecting my poor camera lately. I have a Nikon D80 and it's a great camera, but recently it's only been used for taking photos of stuff I've made or received in swaps. So I've signed up for Susannah Conway's Unravelling e-course, which starts on 4 May. I have exams at the end of May and always tend to fret and worry around exam time, so this will force me to take a bit of time out and stop fretting for long enough to take a few photos! I can't wait for this to start. I love Susannah's blog - if you haven't visited it, you should. She's a lovely and very talented lady who takes beautiful photographs.

7 comments:

Alex said...

That's such a great way to try out all of your colors in your new watercolor set :) And they are so nicely done and adorable too.
I wish I could have a Digital SLR as well... but my job(which requires me to travel quite a bit) doesn't allow me get big cameras.

Karen said...

These are very whimsical and fun. Very nicely done.

Bonny said...

I love your butterflies!! They are so cheerful!!! Carefree and aimless yet they provide us so much joy.

Lovely!

Minerva said...

Beautiful butterflies to welcome the warm weather :)

The Vintage Kitten said...

Perfect for Springtime! Gorgeous!

Meg said...

Beautiful and bright! They make me want to break out my watercolors and try something smaller like this (seems less intimidating than doing an entire painted scene). Thanks for sharing!

kompoStella said...

hullo there!
sweet butterflies...
i agree with you on Susannah and i too have signed up for the course - see you while unravelling ;-)

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