Thursday 29 November 2018

old Bedford truck

Vintage Bedford Truck, watercolour painting

Gone to pasture at the Wanaka Cemetery, this old truck has been my muse before. Last time I sketched it from the front, with it's wonderful grill, rusty bonnet and broken front bumper. But this time I couldn't resist the lovely hand painted sign writing on the side. Hellyer!

The photo above shows the painting after I finished on location on Monday morning. Back home, I decided to tidy the white writing a little with some white watercolour paint and to add a dark shadow underneath. The finished painting is below.

J.B. Hellyer
Ink and watercolour
A4 in size.
Available. NZ$100 + shipping
Please contact me if you're interested in purchasing this painting.

Watercolour and ink painting of a vintage Bedford truck

Friday 16 November 2018

weekend watercolour painting workshop - 8 & 9 December

Summer painting workshops in New Zealand

The Magic of Painting & Sketching Outside

8 & 9 December 2018 (8am to 3pm)
$300pp, max 5 people.
Location : Wanaka, New Zealand.

I have had a number of people asking if I will be running painting classes this summer. Yes I am! Here are details of the first one 😎

In this 2 day workshop I will be covering watercolour painting and pen drawing techniques, the tricks of aerial and linear perspective, how to choose a subject and composition.

I will teach you a range of skills that will help you head out on your own with confidence

We'll sketch mountains, lakes, trees and buildings and whatever else catches our eye, and you'll go home with many completed sketches and paintings.

Contact me for more details or to book your spot.

UPDATE : 28 November 2018. December workshop is full. Next workshop 12 & 13 January 2019.

Thursday 8 November 2018

shop update

6 months in Spain and France just flew by. I sketched and painted more than ever filling 2 and half sketchbooks and 12 big A3 sheets and 4 smaller A4 sheets. Painting as large as A3 on location was a new thing for me and I totally fell in love with drawing and painting with space for many, many details.

I've just added 14 of these paintings done on new sheets to my shop. You can find them here ...

Shipping anywhere in the world.

My blog needs a good catchup. I didn't have time (or enough mobile data!) to write any posts while we were travelling so I'll endeavour to do a little catch up with some short posts over the next wee while.