Thursday, 14 July 2016

Views, dogs, mixing up the painting and inspiration!

Good morning friends,
how are you all?

I've been visiting so many new places here in Scotland, garnering so many ideas for paintings that I am printing photos as I go now, in case I lose track of them all. Currently I have seven drawn out and sitting in paper stretchers, waiting for the watercolour magic to begin!

Firstly, let me show you a painted view of the beautiful Lomond Hills.

You may notice it isn't quite as realistic as previous paintings, because I am trying to convey an emotional response also. I hope you enjoy it.

Also, a new acquaintance wanted a portrait of her dog painted, so this is Blackie

after I drew that portrait, I drew a second of the same dog, so that I could experiment a little. I love exploration, whether it be travel or  painting!
Here is my experimentation, and it's a mixture of ink and watercolour.

Blackie Ink 

I'll have a quick run round some blogs, then I'm off to explore some more.
Have a great day!

(as always, all painted using W&N paints - and on St Cuthbert's Mill Saunders Waterford 140 rough paper.)


  1. The view is very pretty. Blackie reminds me of a dog I had years ago.

  2. Hi Pat,
    I love the way you've layered the textures in the landscape. Good work.
    I moved to a new blog, A Botanical Brain from Maywyn Studio.

    1. Glad you liked the landscape! I took a visit to your new blog, I like it!

  3. Those poppies make the landscape...well, just pop! ♥♥♥♥ And isn't Blackie a cutie!

    1. They surely do, don't they Robin? :-) Blackie is a lovely pup.

  4. Very nice! I like the experiment because I can see the dog's features better.

    1. thanks, Linda. It's always the same with black dogs, which is why I tried the experiment ;-)

  5. I like a lot the first painting! Arianna

  6. Pat your painting of Lomond Hills is so beautiful. I often sing or hum the tune Loch Lomund. It is such a lovely song. Love your two versions if the sweet pup. Please continue having a great time. Hugs!


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