I thought I would like to give you a little demonstration on how to paint something simple in watercolour with lots of effect. I am a big fan of a local artist, Sid Kirkham, and love the way he uses not so old world images and light. Here we go.....
Choose a picture.
I'm sort of changing one of Sid Kirkham's paintings. This is called 'How's it going up the Vale youth?'
As you can see I have a picture to use as a reference. I have selected my main colour, as Sid likes monotone in this style. I use Russian paints and sable brushes but anything decent will do. Aldi and Lidl sell great kits occasionally.
Use a good quality paper (ask at your local art shop) and mask it to a bit of hardboard.
Select your main colour. This is a dark brown but anything dark will have the effect. Paynes grey with a touch of red is a nice alternative. You could even go wierd and choose a strong blue, red or green!
Paint it, leaving areas white where you want the amazing light effect that Sid produces.
I like to paint left to right but it's up to you.
It's coming together!
The lens distorts the uprights
Sell the painting and risk prosecution or do give it to your mum, which is what I did!
So there you go. No excuses. Get them paints out while waiting for your buzzers to dry