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Terry Harrison Trace and Paint Tutorial Result - a watercolor painting by Kat Skinner.

One Of My First Paintings

The other day I was going through my archive of paintings, and came across one of my very first watercolour paintings. Terry Harrison Trace and Paint Tutorial Result To make this finished painting I used a tutorial from the from the book Trace & Paint Watercolour (Ready to Paint) by the authors Terry Harrison, Geoff Kersey and Arnold Lowrey. This particular painting is done by following one of Terry Harrison's tutorials. The book Trace & Paint Watercolour (Ready to Paint) is a great book for absolute beginners who don't want to have to come up with their own compositions or sketches in order to produce...

Working On The Doorway Step Three

Working On The Doorway

The first step in painting The Doorway was to paint the background. If you remember from some of my previous paintings I fell in love with textures, specifically textures made with salt. I wanted the windows to vary in color as if they were stained glass or older style glass. I varied mixtures of Daniel Smith Moonglow, Pyrrol Scarlett and Pyrrol Blue. Working On The Doorway Step One The next step was fleshing in some of the greenery that was growing around the door. I varied this area of paint as well to keep it interesting. ...

River Cottage Step Four

Working On The Waterfall

This painting is an older one, before I learnt about negative painting techniques (I think this painting would greatly benefit from using negative rather than positive painting). Again I used my preferred brand of watercolour tube paints - Daniel Smith. The colors used are Pyrrol Blue (green shade), Burnt Sienna, Pyrrol Green (Blue Shade), and Quinacridone Gold. The first task was painting the first layer of water and the background. I painted a light wash of Pyrrol Blue for the body of water, and combined Burnt Sienna to change the shade to a more brownish-grey color. River Cottage Step One The...

The Cottage - a watercolour painting by Kat Skinner.

Working on The Tranquil Cottage Painting

For the tranquil cottage painting I used high-quality artist quality paint from the brand Daniel Smith to create a semi-realistic appearance. Daniel Smith paints have a wonderful consistency to them, making painting an absolute pleasure; they are super creamy and can achieve both bright and dark colors and tones. The colors used in this painting were Indian Red, Burnt Sienna, Pyrrol Blue (Green Shade) and Cerulean Blue. Hansa Yellow Medium, Quinacridone Gold, Pyrrol Green (Blue Shade). I started off with a pen and ink line drawing: I then began to add the clouds in the background. I wanted these fairly ominous and dark to highlight the...