It's been ages since I did a blog but throughout the last year I have been busy painting and thought I would put a few of my latest paintings on my news blog along with some helpful painting tips.
I usually paint most of my landscape paintings in oils but recently I have been trying some in watercolours and found I really enjoy it once I get my head round the different process to oil painting. Watercolours are not quite so forgiving as oils and mistakes are not as easily corrected but I am discovering loads of techniques by experimenting. These two watercolours sold almost straight away so I was absolutely thrilled, so encouraging! I have also included two images of stages of painting the second watercolour to show how I built up the painting.
Like so many artists I usually have several paintings on the go at once and this oil painting below is just one of three oils I am currently working on. In these two images I am painting in some fine detail on a waterfall. It can be quite tricky sometimes when doing detail work to keep one's hand steady so the second image shows how you can use a mahl stick to rest and steady your hand.
Hope this is helpful, you can find more painting techniques in my book 'Scattered with light, painting the beauty of nature' available on my on line shopping page.
Sarah Corner, Artist