Small still life

Small still life

Those little bottles again Julie and they look just as good in watercolour!

This is a lovely still life Julie. The composition and colours are very appealing. It looks fresh and alive. Remember with watercolours that you are just playing with a lot of puddles.

I love these still life's you really have made me think I should have a go,!Well done!! thank for your comments on kittens:) Linda

Thank you all for your comments. I tried all sorts of techniques on this little painting, including scratching out, using sandpaper with watercolour pencils to spatter colour and dropping water into drying washes. I could get to enjoy watercolour eventually!

You can use watercolour as thickly as you like - it doesn't make it acrylic-like at all. Just vary it a bit - some sections use strong pigment and some less and it should be fine. I sometimes apply watercolour almost neat if that is what is required. Anyway, I really like this one - great shapes in the bottles and nice detail.

I agree with Thea. Use the paint how you want it to be. This series of paintings is strong and lively. Carry on!

I agree too. It should to be how you want it to be, but I think the paper needs to shine through in places to get the best out of it.

Three wonderful pieces that really caught my eye, Julie, love them all! The palette and composition are super here.

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I have recently started attending a local group to learn to use watercolours a little better. However the tutor keeps commenting that I am dropping back into my acrylic style - i.e. applying too thickly - so there is a lot of washing off!

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Julie Bosley

I drifted into painting following four years of City and Guilds creative Embroidery where I found I was enjoying the back-up art work almost more than the embroidery. I did an A level in art and design in 2006, and then joined a life painting class. For the last three years I have belonged to a…

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