Waddenzee Netherlands

Painting is done with Water Color Pencils Another Speed Painting.
I really like the Vastness of this View, want to do this same painting in Acrylics large format.
Have some others in the works first.
View is from Texel Island looking towards the Dutch mainland,  Tide's Out.
The Wadden Sea
(Dutch: Waddenzee, German: Wattenmeer, Low German:
Wattensee, Danish: Vadehavet, West Frisian: Waadsee) is an intertidal zone in the southeastern part of the North Sea.
It lies between the coast of northwestern continental
Europe and the range of Frisian Islands, forming a shallow body of water with tidal flats and
wetlands. It is rich in biological diversity.
In 2009, the Dutch and German parts of the Wadden Sea were inscribed on
UNESCO's World Heritage List..........
From Wikipedia:


Magnolia Flower Heart

New Alla Prima Speed Painting
painted for a monthly challenge in the  Floral forum at WetCanvas..The beautiful Magnolia was the flower this month.  I choose a lovely macro shot from a  wonderful reference of a Flickr member nordique under a Creative Commons Attribution License..
This was done in 45 min start to finish with Watercolor Pencils on  9 x 12 Acrylic paper.
As before, no pre drawing, just worked with the pencils, which are new to me. too, so  it was a good challenge. Hardest part is to walk away, and leave it be.(Though I must say with watercolors, that are harder to fix things with, it is easier to do that....(smile)...)  Working this quick is such a rush of adrenalin, I'm really enjoying it. Hope you enjoy.....what do you think??


Charlie Boy

Hi everyone, here's a New Speed Painting just finished, of this cute little guy named  "Charlie" from a weekend Challenge at WetCanvas. 
I've been working lately on some speed painting, to get more spontaneity, in my paintings and lively brush/ pencil/ pastel strokes . 
Don't want to think too much about the image, just do it.. 
So this is how I approached Charlie
Used Water Color Pencils, on him, and a bit of white pastel at the end.- size 9 x 12.. 
Done in around 45 mins. which is quick for me. I just walked away then, didn't dare go back, or I'd still be working on him. LOL

You will probably see more of these Speed paintings in the weeks to come.  I really like them, and it's getting my Muse working again, and my strokes are looser. 
Thanks for looking, comments and input welcome !!