Watercolour Christmas Cards

In a move partly inspired by Christmas and partly by me trying to save money, I thiught I would try and paint some Christmas cards are his year,

Watercolour Christmas Cards

Watercolour Christmas Cards


I cut out the desired sizes in 140 lb Cranston watercolour paper, then held them down with masking take e which would ensure a white border when finished.

I applied some masking fluid to begin with to crest the stars and for the Star of David I used a pin and dragged out lines from the centre of the star to give it more promenance.
Three Wise Men Watercolour

I sketched in some rough light outlines and then did a wash over me retry much the whole time age, rather than wait for this to dry I would then just move onto the next one.the next layer was normally the silhouette which acted as the subject.
The black is generally ultra marine, burnt Sienna, Aurelian, alizarin Crimson.

Three Wise Men Watercolour

Three Wise Men Watercolour 3

For the panoramic painting I simply created the star amongst a cerelleun bkue and the wise men casting dark shadows from it in a cerelleun and Aurelian wash cast by the star.

Three Wise Men watercolour 1

Three Wise Men Watercolour 4

Three Wise Men Watercolour 4