Sue Dickinson | ARTIST (@suedickinsonwildlifeart) [similar]

I am a South African artist who creates paintings and prints depicting African wildlife. Purchase artwork through my website.

Sue Dickinson | ARTIST (@suedickinsonwildlifeart)

“Icon” is my latest painting. A magnificent leopard basking in his gloriousness. It’s a another very large one, size 150 x 100cm.
This original watercolour is available to view through my website. Link in bio 😊
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Sue Dickinson | ARTIST (@suedickinsonwildlifeart)

People often ask if painting with watercolours are the most difficult form of paints to use. This is really subjective, but I will say that watercolours are a very unforgiving medium. Once the paint is on paper, it’s there for good, and even if you manage to mop up or lift a small amount, there is almost always a faint residue.
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Sue Dickinson | ARTIST (@suedickinsonwildlifeart)

“Pale Lady” is my new painting of a young female leopard. Watercolour can be used very delicately if required and that’s what I was hoping to achieve here. The original painting is a gift for a friend 🎁
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Sue Dickinson | ARTIST (@suedickinsonwildlifeart)

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Sue Dickinson | ARTIST (@suedickinsonwildlifeart)

This Limited Edition print is printed on canvas and includes a Lilac-breasted Roller, Wooden fertility figure, Bushwillow seed pods, Beaded Zulu “Love letter”, a colourful ethnic pattern which is based on an Ndebele decoration, a historic lion hunting trophy photograph and last, but not least… the King of the Jungle 🦁
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To purchase this or one of my other Big Five prints, click the link in my bio.
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Sue Dickinson | ARTIST (@suedickinsonwildlifeart)

Celebrating Africa Day by featuring one of my Big Five artworks, ‘Buffalo’. On this Limited Edition printed canvas you’ll find a White-fronted Bee-eater, Lydenburg Head ceramic sculpture from 500 – 800 AD, a herd of Cape Buffalo, some colourful ethnic patterning based on Ndebele decoration, Historic buffalo hunting trophy photograph and of course the Buffalo himself 🐃
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To purchase this or one of my other Big Five prints, click the link in my bio.
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Sue Dickinson | ARTIST (@suedickinsonwildlifeart)

Step 5: This is a really big painting, so I've painted it in sections. The faces are almost complete, so now I can start working on the bodies. I try to protect the areas where I'm not painting, using tissue paper.
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Sue Dickinson | ARTIST (@suedickinsonwildlifeart)

Step 4: I've added more spots and removed the masking fluid from the leopard on the left. The places where the masking fluid have been used will still need to be refined and integrated. The ruler at the top of the image shows the scale of the painting 📏📐
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Sue Dickinson | ARTIST (@suedickinsonwildlifeart)

Step 3: Many, many layers of paint are applied, varying the colour within the washes, before applying the black paint, which can easily lift off and blur. I often mistakenly think that my layers are dark enough, until I see them in relation to the pure black. I almost always have to go darker.
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Sue Dickinson | ARTIST (@suedickinsonwildlifeart)

Step 2: Layers of colour are applied, to show both the local colour and the tonal colour. In watercolour, all areas that are white must be free of paint – the paper is the white, so it's vital not to paint in these areas. Masking fluid is used to reserve the white of fine areas like the whiskers and hair in the ears.
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Sue Dickinson | ARTIST (@suedickinsonwildlifeart)

Over the next few days I'll be sharing the steps I took, from start to finish, of one of my latest watercolours. This photo is only a portion of my "Dynamite Duo" and shows just the faces of the leopards, but the finished painting will be of their whole bodies 🎨 🎨 🎨
Step 1: The drawing is done and the parts of the leopards that will eventually be black are painted in a light blue, so that they're still visible when the subsequent layers of paint are applied. It's important to observe the shapes of the spots very carefully, because they help define the form of the leopards.
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Sue Dickinson | ARTIST (@suedickinsonwildlifeart)

Sunday is Mother’s Day. Let’s show our love and appreciation to all those who have always done just that for us 💖💛💝
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To shop this Limited Edition print, titled 'Mother's Day', simply click the link in my bio.
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