25 May 2008

Watercolour Painting

Here are some of the watercolour techniques I needed to think about in order to produce this amazing painting:

· Choose a broad brush and use it to wash the paper with water
· Switch to a finer brush; wet it and then dab it dry on a paper towel
· Select a colour, starting with the palest
· Look closely at the colours and shapes you see
· Add a bit of detail to show flowers or leaves
· Try not to leave any of the paper blank
· Dab the last of the water off with the paper towel
· Leave it in the sun to dry

Why not come to the classroom and take a closer look at my painting? I would love to know what you think of it.

09 May 2008

Sketching at Chateau de Penthes

Yesterday we took our clipboards, some stiff white cartridge paper and a 3B drawing pencil to Chateau de Penthes. We were going to do some sketching.

I decided to draw the view of the trees. Take a look at my sketch.

How do you think it compares with the real thing?

03 May 2008

Where in the world? continues.....

"My cousins live on a farm in Queensland, Australia. They saw a huge python wrap itself round a kangaroo to strangle it and then the python swallowed it."