Monday, April 4, 2011

Out With The Hens





Out With The Hens 10x 14 SOLD


Have you ever been to a workshop that just left you feeling so inspired you just want to paint, paint, paint!! I just spent two days with Harold Allanson doing his workshop “Fearless Watercolors” and had a wonderful time. He does beautiful big watercolors of sights along the west coast that you could just die for. See some of his work at http://www.haroldallanson.com/


We spent our time working on these wonderful chickens from his place. I must admit I loved their tail feathers; they just were so interesting and lovely to add colors too. I definitely learned a lot from him and I think that I have finally got a firm handle on my darks. I had felt that often my watercolors were lacking in values but after this weekend I might have trouble getting some soft colors!!

10 comments:

Studio at the Farm said...

Your poultry is so lively! And you ARE lucky to have taken a course with Harold Allanson.

Dors said...

Amazing work and colors. You have done a wonderful job with the Hens. Glad you enjoyed the workshop. I will take a look at his site.

NoviceArtist said...

Great work. Chickens are easier to paint then they are to raise!! :)

Wendy Mould said...

Thank you to all of you. Yes Kathyn the workshop was well worth it. If you get a chance to work with Harold take it.
Yes Novice Artist, I agree, chicken are more fun to paint than look after!

Julia Ruffles | wildlife animal artist said...

what a lovely vibrant playful piece! great movement :) Jules

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

This is beautiful Wendy - so free and full of movement and light. I've tried loosening up, but it never works for me, so I am always in awe of artists who work freely like this. Isn't it wonderful when you are filled with inspiration like that - such a happy feeling!!! :)

Barbara A. Freeman said...

So fresh looking, Wendy. Love your colors. Glad you enjoyed the workshop. It's always a great feeling when you can walk away with new ways of seeing and working. I'll check out his site, thanks.

Wendy Mould said...

Thank you Julia, Karen and Barbara. I love the the looseness and bright colours in this piece too. It really is inspirational to take a workshop that helps you move forward in your work.

Jesse foster said...

Love the new picture.

Wendy Mould said...

I thought you might enjoy the picture Jesse, it is oen of those real 'farm' scenes that make one feel good.