Saturday, December 7, 2013

Back of Millfield Terrace in winter

Back of Millfield Terrace in winter
Watercolour and acrylic ink
Another recent snowy watercolour based on one of my favourite local painting spots, the allotments in Sleaford. 

I started this one with a fairly careful pencil drawing and some blue masking fluid to reserve the highlights. I knew that getting this structure in place early on would enable me to apply the paint and ink freely in later stages.

Firstly the warm sky and reflections in greenhouse glass plus some warmth for the snow in the foreground.

Next I used a mix of ultramarine blue watercolour and sepia acrylic ink diluted with water for the snow in shadow areas and the shadowy backs of the terraced houses, sheds, fences etc.

When that was all dry I went back in with neat ink and a wet brush to confirm all the darkest passages. All that was left to do then was the peeling off of the masking fluid when the paint was dry.

COUNTDOWN!! Only 32 days until my big exhibition begins in Nottingham UK...
8th to 18th January 2014 10.30am - 4.00pm at 71 Friar Lane Nottingham NG1 6DH


  1. Fabulous painting. Thank you for sharing the process. Nice to see how it was done.

    Good luck with your exhibition in January. Wish I was close enough to come along and have a look.

  2. Thank you for sharing your process! You are a constant inspiration.

  3. Thanks for sharing Haidee, much appreciated :-)

    1. Thank you Ian, and merry Christmas to you :-)


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