Good morning everyone. I’ve been doing a bit of finishing off again and this little watercolour, Summery Days was started about a month ago. Actually, I was following a free tutorial one evening. And, putting the first layer down was straightforward, But, after that I found it difficult to make progress. So I left it to one side for a bit, busy with other projects. After a while, I couldn’t ignore it any more. So I tried to move it along by myself. Honestly, I wasn’t very confident. I often feel like that when painting a subject that wasn’t really of my own choosing. However, I persevered and I’m reasonably pleased with the end result.
Summery Days – Painting the Sheep
On the plus side, I learned how to make the sheep look more realistic . Initially I did this by putting a medium tone on the body, reserving the white of the paper for the light patches. Then I added the dark tones after. And, most importantly, I did all this as soon as possible so that the animals look part of the scene from the beginning.
Well, that’s all for now. And, I’ve now got a lovely summery picture to look at while we wait for the snow to melt here in the UK! (And here is another post with summery pictures in it.)
10 Replies to “Summery Days – Painting the Sheep”
As the November colors dominate my view, it is a treat for the eyes to see this summery meadow! Great job with the sheep.
Thank you, J. It cheered me up to paint it!
Nice to see this kind of painting at this time of year. It is a mood lifter. I also reminds a road trip in UK two years back.
Thank you so much! I’m glad it brought back happy memories for you.
Love your sheep, and all the colours in that lush summer grass…
Thank you! That is one thing I have just learned – putting various colours in a wash makes a great effect.
It’s turned out well. The sheep look good.
Thank you, Vivienne. I was quite pleased with the sheep!
Your painting is lovely…brings late spring/early summer to mind. The fence and three sheep are interesting focal points.
Thank you so much, KT. for your thoughtful comments.