Napier gouache paintings

Blogs been neglected somewhat. I've been busy with Python lately - creating stuff with pygame.

Here are paintings I did from life during my time in Napier.

draw-hello

Everyday I went for a walk when I was in Napier. Majority of these walks were into town - to the waterfront. It was very hot during the day so the evening was the best time for me to be outside - it didn't get dark till late. 

napiour-watercolor-deco

I painted the same landscape multiply times - the view was South. This was one of my first ones - where I'm still warming up 

nap-watercolor-deco2

This was one of my first paintings I did in Napier. I did this outside a suburbs shops - so not directly in town. The paper only handles one layer of paint - I really should be using thicker paper. 

nap-watercolor-land

My least favorite out of the lot.

nap-watercolor-land2

Right side of the previous painting. Capturing the trees scaling into the foreground. A nice blue would help. 

nap-watercolor-street2

One of the major differences I notice with painting is the lack of detail I'm able to get - with drawing I can capture small drawings - painting tends to be more of a impression. I think I will always enjoy drawing more. 

nap-watercolor-street

Another street view. Paints great with how quickly it spreads. Roger always said 'painting is easier because it spreads quickly' when comparing it to painting. Very true - I can cover more of a area with paint than draw and not get tired. 

nap-watercolor-landbest

This was a favorite landscape. The reds in the sea helps. 

That's all for now folks.