Well I think that has been a productive week, 4 paintings will have been posted!

Here are the progress shots of Ollie’s pen and watercolour pet portrait I promised you yesterday.

First one is the pen drawing20170816_132501

The comes the first wash of watercolour. I think in the end there were probably 4 washes overall, building up the colours as you do when I paint in this watercolour style.


And the finished portrait, as you can see the watercolour has built up depth, but we still want to see the pen sketch underneath. The portrait isn’t actually mounted yet but just to show you how it would look roughly in the mount.


After it is mounted I put it in a cello bag to keep it clean and dry while in transit. Sandwich between a lot of card and put in a postal bag and off the post office we go!