Watercolours on Canvas, something new for me

Hi Everyone

By using Daniel Smith Ground it is possible to paint watercolours on stretched canvases , which for me anyway is something new and quite exciting.

So far I have just painted two and I am fairly pleased with the results.

It is quite different to painting on paper and can give a modern approach to hanging watercolours.

I would welcome you feedback on this new approach.

Here is the first one, both are 24 inches by 12 in size so large by my normal standards.

“Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland in the glow of the evening” painted from sketches and photos taken there a few years ago.

And the second on is of Sunset at Blakeney in Norfolk, which is a scene I have painted and sold before.

Again 24 inches by 12

About brianswatercolours

After spending 40 years in Aerospace I now enjoy painting watercolours of our travels around the world. I also paint for others who would like reminders of there favourite places. Most of my paintings are painted from photos that I have taken, or taken by others. This blog shows some paintings from Yvonne's and my travels together. Have look at my other Blog www.aquarellesdefrance.wordpress.com

Posted on November 5, 2021, in Bamburgh Castle, Norfolk, Paintings from our travels, Travels with a Brush, Watercolours and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Hi Brian,
    I have heard of this approach though I have never tried it. But I think it is a good exercise in trying something new and breathing new life into one’s painting style. The finished works look great. However, I don’t think I will try it yet as recently I have started working on Crescent heavy duty watercolour board rather than Arches paper and I am really loving how the paint moves on the board. An added bonus is that when framing I do not have to put glass in the frame.
    Acquiring Crescent board here is a challenge particularly the heavier version but I splurged and ordered it online and I am really enjoying it. The board that I have gotten in the past in my area is usually much thinner and does not have as smooth a finish as Crescent.
    In any case, your artwork looks super.
    Best regards,

    • Hi Kathryn
      Thanks for the nice comment
      I have looked at that board and it looks very interesting
      I too would like to have watercolours with no glass as today it seems unnecessary with no coal Fires etc
      Good luck with your work
      Best regards

  2. Beautiful work 👏👏

  3. That’s interesting to paint watercolors on canvas. Beautiful!

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