Saturday, 11 July 2015

Turquoise beach huts

This month's calendar challenge at The Craft Barn is turquoise and beach huts.  Unfortunately I haven't a beach hut stamp which would have made things easier.  Inspired by photos on Pinterest I opted for watercolour using Gelatos.  I've tried to create the idea of a very hot day with a deep blue sky and dark shadows.

I'm afraid I found this difficult to photograph in focus and the paper was bending so it looks like I stuck the calendar on is straight really!

I'm signed up for a watercolour course in September so watch this space!

Thanks for taking the time to look. xxx

Materials used:
watercolour paper
Faber-Castell Gelatos: bubblegum, watermelon, lemon, butterscotch, 
snow cone, cotton candy, blueberry
Stabilo All pencil 
white gel pen


  1. Stunning colours, can really feel the heat of the sun!

  2. Looks pretty good to me and I think you have achieved the deep blue sky and sweltering heat. Can't be easy to "draw" with the Gelatos with their big leads...

    1. Thank you. You're right it's not very precise. I went for splodge the colour on and move it around with the paint brush!!

  3. Your calendar page is wonderful, I love your beach huts and the colours are fabulous.
    xxx Hazel.

  4. Your perspective is superb and I love the colours you used :D :D

  5. Loving this - a bold and bright row of beach huts. Looks a great place to take a holiday!!

  6. I love the deep tones of your beach huts and the perspective of your piece.

  7. Lovely page for your Calendar, thank you for taking part in The Craft Barn
    Jane x

  8. You certainly achieved the feeling of a hot summer day with your use of colour. A great calendar page.

  9. Gorgeous! Love it and love that you have drawn and painted it yourself - you have talent Claire, keep it up xx

  10. Love your colourful huts! Great page! xx


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