Now for sale in my shop
I have completed this little painting I started with watercolour.
I decided to redo it with gouache.
I am very happy with the medium.
This little landscape is a corner where I walk almost everyday …
The bridle way in Seabrook, Hythe Kent in Autumn…
I was educated in France where children had to come to school with their own tin of gouache.
i did love their colours and the smell… I felt it was magic!
I have never forgotten being 8 years old and the teacher asking us to paint an apple… luckily mine was red… the next lesson was Autumn leaves…
I was in my element … the time flew by and I was gutted when I had to pack…
so school children in France knew how to handle gouache.
Watercolour or Aquarelle were either rare or reserved to real artists and so expensive …
A few years ago I tried some gouache… they were called designer gouache… I did not like them. They were too heavy. The colours too garish.
A few days ago I did some research and found these tubes of gouache for £28.00 on amazon
Royal Talens… I love them… They are fresh and thin…
There are enough complimentary colours to create something good…
I think I will combine watercolour and gouache.
I will lay the foundation of a painting in Watercolour and come back with the gouache.
so, watch this space 😀
I have opened a shop on Etsy, the reason being, buyers can pay by instalment, one advantage that is not available on my website.
You can make 3 payments with no fees.
I do have scammers visiting my blog and leaving stupid comments perfectly unrelated to my postings.
I know they come from Pakistan, Bulgaria and other countries.
to save you a lot of time…
1- I will never open your sad links
2- Your posts are blocked and so no one can read them
3- I have better things to read
4- Get a life, you poor idiots
I can now show paintings framed in a room
It helps prospective buyers to find out how it would look framed.
I also can add a video of the work.
My server Weebly has been taken over by Square.
This means there was a few hiccups to sort out with the shopping cart!
After over a week of frustration and confusion, the shopping cart is once more running.
So business as usual is restored.
“Alice” Pure Watercolour
After a photo by her younger sister Lucy who is the artist of the family.
Seven years old Lucy’s imagination and creativity are quite remarkable.
one morning, when she saw the sun sending golden colours on her sister’s face, she asked her not to move as she wanted to do a photo.
later Alice told me she wanted me to turn the photo into a watercolour portrait.
created on paper Saunders Waterford with Winsor Newton fine art paint
Beatrice Cloake, Fine art artist and designer living in Hythe Kent