Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Time To Play - A Figurative Portrait in Watercolour

This is my son when he was six years old playing on a beach in Italy.  We are lucky that I have family that live 20 minutes drive away from gorgeous sandy beaches along the Tuscan coast of Italy.   I have lots of memories of happy times spent playing in the very same spot as a child.  I wanted to create similar happy memories for my son too.

My son is now nineteen and now he too has fond memories just like I do of those wonderful sandy seaside times spent in Italy.  

“Time To Play”
Watercolour 7”x 9”
In Private Collection
© Laura Moore Watercolour Art


Monday, 12 November 2012

Strings Attached - A Fender Electric Guitar in Watercolour

“Strings Attached”
© Laura Moore Watercolour Art

This guitar went through some weird and wonderful colour stages with glazing: golden yellow, pink, blue and finally red.  This was my experimentation with different colours and seeing what hues and tones things changed to with each layer.  The blue phase got me a bit worried as things turned very blue and I wasn’t sure if I would get it back to red at that point. 
Wet in Wet Versus Glazing 
Here is a 10 minute Youtube clip that talks about wet in wet versus glazing.  I hope this explains the difference for some of you who may not know.  

LINK: Charging vs Glazing    


Thursday, 1 November 2012

The Avocet Bird in Watercolour

The Avocet is the emblem of the RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) in the UK.  Over the 20 years that I have been a member, I have spent many happy hours in RSPB Nature Reserves watching nature at its best.  

Avocet  SOLD
© Laura Moore Watercolour Art

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Tuesday, 9 October 2012

My Own First Art Exhibition

What do I feel about my paintings being on display to the public for the next three weeks?  

I’m not sure yet.  All I know is when I left my paintings yesterday it nearly felt  like the day I left my son at nursery school on his first day.  My paintings are out there now for people to see and they are fending for themselves.  They will receive likes as well as dislikes but I suppose that is life. 
In fact, I am OK with either of those reactions.  Either way someone has noticed and taken a moment to think about my paintings.   

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Fun, Frivolity and Freedom with Watercolour

A blank expression and a certain look on my husband’s face told me everything I needed to know about what he thought of my latest 10 minute little painting I did in my garden yesterday.  “Here we go she has lost her marbles again.  What on earth has she painted now?”   That is what he was thinking and I knew without him having to utter a word.   

Abstract Tree & Sky
Plein Air Watercolour
© Laura Moore Watercolour Art

Maybe some people over analyse a painting that is purely the artist being in the ‘moment’.  The moment I was in was me looking up at the sky through my cherry tree and enjoying the colours and sun filtering through the branches.  It is not a masterpiece.  It was purely me enjoying my paints, the freedom to let go and being in the moment. 

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Chilling Out With Watercolour Plein Air


Ivy and Wall Study
© Laura Moore Watercolour Art

Semi-Abstract Chiminea Study
© Laura Moore Watercolour Art

 What a lovely relaxing day it turned out to be sitting in my garden chilling out. 


Thursday, 30 August 2012

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

A Seahorse Watercolour with Texture Using Cling Film


© Laura Moore Watercolour Art

I used cling film to create texture in this painting.  
Some of you may know this product as saran wrap. 
It is really fun to do but you never know what you are going to achieve
which makes it quite exciting as no two paintings will ever be the same. 
Take a look at Gillian Toft’s clip below that explains how to use
cling film with watercolour in backgrounds. 

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Garden Lantern - Watercolour Plein Air

Garden Lantern

The warm sun attracted me to paint in my garden plein air today.  


Thursday, 21 June 2012

Kiwi Delight

"Kiwi Delight"
© Laura Moore Watercolour Art

Colours used:  burnt sienna, sap green, alizarin crimson, winsor yellow,
cadmium orange, dioxazine violet, cobalt turquoise and indigo.  

Techniques used: salt, layering, wet in wet, dry brush,
splashing pigment and water, spray bottle, bleeding out
and some others.  All easily accessible to learn via Youtube clips.