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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Buildings Around the World, Windmill, Ann Hyde

I've used one of the reference photos in the right-hand sidebar for this painting.  In fact it was a photograph I took a couple or so years ago when we visited the Isle of Wight off the South Coast of the UK.

BEMBRIDGE WINDMILL

Watercolour on Saunders Waterford Rough paper





11 comments:

  1. Ann, your windmill is great! The sky and shadings on the windmill make me feel, that it is a sunny day and surely there is some wind too!

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    1. Thanks Sirkka. I enjoyed painting the sky in this one. I've just got some new brushes and they are turning out to be very helpful.

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  2. Such a lovely watercolor this photo makes! Love all your browns and blues! And that you've used the brush to draw the picture!

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    1. Thanks Lynn. With the body of the windmill, I did a base coat of yellow ochre. When that was dry I added burnt umber to the right side and clear water to blend that over the building.

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  3. Ann, I love the windmill and the foreground grasses. Very nice!

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  4. Lovely, Ann! You've really captured the "air" in this painting.

    -Barb

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    1. Thanks Barb, I think it helps that I have actually seen this building.

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  5. You have mastered the technique of watercolor brilliantly. Just enough. Not too much. Less is more. Beautiful.

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  6. So gorgeous, Ann. I tried to do a windmill one time and it was so terrible. I really admire this one.

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