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Wildlife in Watercolour

After the summer break we were all looking forward to meeting Ilkley based Charles Kelly to give us motivation and inspiration in the autumn months

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Ready to start

All eyes forward

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First wash

Paper wetted around the bird outline

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Second wash

Mingling the washes

Click for a larger image of Dropping in more colour

Dropping in more colour

Colour squeezed from the brush

Click for a larger image of Same procedure for the Hare

Same procedure for the Hare

A very basic palette

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Bird close up

Drawing with a brush

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Lets try a squirrel

Tipping the board to spread the paint

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Adding some detail

Damp brush softens the edges

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Hare we go again?

Letting paint bleed into the damp area

Click for a larger image of The finished Hare

The finished Hare

White gouache made it sparkle

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The finished bird

A great example of negative painting