Experiments with Watercolour

Watercolour painting of flooded field at sunset by Helen Davison

Flooded field at sunset

Although my output over the last few months has been pretty sparse (to say the least), I have been thinking a lot about different mediums and more experimentation. With this in mind I bought a starter set of watercolours and felt my way through a few plein air sketches with no aim other than to see what would happen. I don’t know how to use watercolours in a “technically correct” way, but I’m not at all concerned about that as I think in this case experience can be a good enough teacher to get you going.

I must admit that although the bag I packed to go out with is still pretty heavy, the process of painting outside with watercolours is much easier than with oils in terms of mess, clean-up and just generally keeping things under control. Now to find the discipline to get out there.

Watercolour painting of a view of Durdle Door by Helen Davison

Durdle Door

Watercolour painting of a view from Crickley Hill by Helen Davison

View from Crickley Hill


Watercolour painting of a view of Coln by Helen Davison

Coln Valley

Watercolour painting of a lake at South Cerney by Helen Davison

Sailing lake