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Art Demo - Ladybird in Watercolour

For this simple yet dramatic demo I used hot pressed paper 9olbs by Arches of France but any hot pressed paper or medium (not) paper will do.

For this simple yet dramatic demo I used hot pressed paper 9olbs by Arches of France but any hot pressed paper or medium (not) paper will do.

Watercolour Ladybird

I used a No 3 and a No 8 round watercolour brush and the main colours are New Gamboge (yellow), Scarlet Lake, Cadmium Red, French Ultramarine and Burnt Sienna.

Brushes galore


I did not stretch the paper first as I am too impatient and anyway I know a way to flatten it at the end which I will show you. Let's go!

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ladybird 2


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Jack Russell says it's teatime

A cute ladybird print I created a few months agoundefined

Ladybug April

and a fun double-sided cushion cover

ladybird cushion


Everything was coming to a natural end for the time being and of course Tilly, my JRT immediately picked up that a tea break was afoot and was more than happy to sheepdog me away from my painting and downstairs to make a cup of tea and give her a biscuit.

The next section of the painting will come soon - see you there!

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