fbpx

painting

Can you really wash off a watercolour canvas?

Painting watercolour on canvas is really liberating. For all sorts of reasons… From the lack of framing, to the freedom to paint large, to the way the colour flows across the surface, to the way that you can correct mistakes…. But canvases are expensive if it all goes wrong. So is it true that you …

Can you really wash off a watercolour canvas? Read More »

Using Dorland’s wax on watercolour

If you don’t want to hide your watercolour under glass and a matte, you red to find a way to protect the surface. I like to use this on my Watercolour canvases. While you can use a spray or brush varnish, an interesting alternative is Dorland’s wax. It comes in two sizes (4 or 16 …

Using Dorland’s wax on watercolour Read More »

Having fun on canvas

I’ve been wanting to paint pigeons for ages. Why? The moment people describe them as rats with wings, I start seeing the beautiful colours and iridescent feathers. The canvas is 30×100 and prepped with watercolour ground. A light sketch, is the first step and then I painted the birds with Indian ink. I used salt …

Having fun on canvas Read More »

Time lapse jackalope / horned hare / lepus cornutus

  Lepus cornutus is the Latin for the horned hare, a creature of mythology. People think that rabbits with a virus causing warty growths, were the foundation for these stories. in the 1930s enterprising taxidermists in America created Jackalopes for sale, founded on lumberjack stories. Jackalope comes from the jack rabbit and antelope…. I’ve been …

Time lapse jackalope / horned hare / lepus cornutus Read More »