Moto GP: Cal Crutchlow!! #35

For the last 6 years, one of my absolute favourite things in the whole world has been Moto GP! Not only do I enjoy watching the riders whizzing about on telly, and how exciting it is, but I also enjoy going to the British GP (I now have expanded myself and go to other tracks to watch racing too!) 

I’m a proud owner of Moto GP clothes, I have a sticker in my car and even a signed piccy of one of my most favourite gentlemanly riders: Andrea Dovisioso! 

Me and my dad are both huge fans of Mr Cal Crutchlow. He is British and so we feel compelled to support him through thick and thin as one of our own. We are not fair weather fans! I love all the riders, but Cal to us is quite special!  

So, to do something slightly different art wise! I decided to try and paint Crutchlow on his motorbike for my dad’s birthday! 

I’m actually so proud of myself for this one! I think, particularly the grass and track look more watercoloury. I’m really trying to brush up on my watercolour techniques! It also tested my sketching skills, getting the detail on the bike and getting everything in proportion was a bit of a challenge I have to say! 

The painting was mostly done with my Windsor and Newton watercolour painting set πŸ’œ which I love so much. However unfortunately didn’t come with a black so I had to use some of my bold mere tubed paints for those parts.

Of course the painting was sprayed with spray to preserve the colours for even more long term stay πŸ˜‰ 

Here is the framed, finished result πŸ’šπŸ’›

My dad said he will hang it up in the hallway of his new house! He loved it, so I was pleased as punch πŸ˜€ 

My next post will be on my sunset paintings from Aberystwyth πŸ™‚ 

Enjoy !! 

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I can finally share with you this painting. It was the second painting I ever did. I think it was the one that made me realise I might be ok at painting πŸ™‚ 

The reason I haven’t shared this such early painting is because it was a gift for my lovely friend Susan’s birthday, who lives in Wales and who I met while I was at uni there πŸ™‚ 

Susan is so kind, and thanks to her I always have a place to stay when I need to go down there πŸ™‚ in summer last year when I lived there, me and Susan went on a few adventures. I took the photo that inspired this painting on one of these adventures! Basically, we travelled all the way South from Aberystwyth! We went to Aberaeron and ate honey ice cream and played pooh sticks, we went to a small beach further down with real sand, then we finished off the trip by going to Newquay  (the Welsh version!) for fish and chips (Or sausage and chips.) 

On the way back I took this photo: 

I’ve had this photo as my desktop background for the last year! And so when I started painting landscapes, I thought it would be perfect to have a little go at it. Of course I didn’t expect too much being a beginner! I didnt in my wildest day dreams expect to be able to give it away!

I started off by doing the base colours in the larger areas. I always do this for every painting now πŸ™‚ it seems to work well to have a foundation for the colours you’re going to put on top! 

I then went on and added more detail. The most fun part was doing the forest area! I loved dotting the trees on and the different colours. 

After I finished the painting. I thought it looked alright and better than i was expecting! It was my mum who said it was really good πŸ™‚ so I then asked her if it was good enough to give as a gift for Susan’s birthday! She said yes! 

Here is the finished product. As this was an early one it was completed with my boldmere tubed paints, rather than my windsor and Newton set πŸ™‚ I have sprayed a sealer on it (again my plasti-kote matte spray!) So hopefully the colours will stick nicely! 

And in its frame:

I love the frame as it comes with a mount which makes the picture look more professional I think!

Finally. Here is a scan of the image. My phone can’t handle tif images for some reason, so this is just a screen shot from my phone!

Enjoy πŸ˜€ 😍