For more information about Tia and her work you can visit her website http://www.tia-lambert.com/
This particular painting was on stretched 140lb NOT watercolour paper. She had drawn the trees before coming to demonstrate but drew the foreground bluebells at the start of the demonstration using a dip pen and sepia ink. She uses Daler Rowney FW artists acrylic ink as it is lightfast.
|Drawing the bluebells|
using reference photos
After drawing the bluebells she put the painting aside to dry and then showed us some of her sketch books and her very portable outdoor painting kit.
She then demonstrated various techniques for working with watercolour and inks. The images that follow show some of this and the application of washes to the bluebell picture.
|Paper was divided into four quadrants|
Washes of ultramarine in top two with darker paint dropped in.
The outline of the honesty was done in sepia ink.
|The sepia lines blurred by using a water spray|
White ink was added to the top right after the washes dried
Darker watercolour tones added to give 3D effect
|Mottling added while paint wet|
White lines in upper left image added with a reed pen
|A final look at these three little paintings|
|Two more approaches.|
The blue painting has tissue paper stuck down with
matt acrylic medium
|Back to the bluebells|
Note the premixed washes
|Washes added wet in wet|
|One tree trunk painted|
|Several stages missed because of time limit|
Some small pastel pencil marks were added
but they don't show up in the photo