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Rosita
04-25-2003, 10:33 AM
Before

Rosita
04-25-2003, 10:34 AM
aDDED SOME HIGLIGHTS AND SHADOWS

babybrush
04-25-2003, 10:39 AM
looks good to me!!

Bethany

Rosita
04-25-2003, 10:48 AM
I have to tell you something.....I used black gouache for the back ground...Im trying to do a series of floral peintings with dramatic black backgrounds and using gouache is the best way to achieve it.

Margie L
04-25-2003, 12:03 PM
I like a dramatic black backgound for macros like this. Your highlights really made the difference with this one.
Margie

white-anubis
04-25-2003, 12:21 PM
Even better! I love how this turned out! I cheat on my backgrounds. (So lazy.) I use different colored paper. My favorite is the black Strathmore ArtAgain paper. The only size I've ever seen it in is 9x12. I love extra smooth paper for gouache and will even use the good, acid-free scrapbook paper type stuff. Comes in lots of colors and even marbled. But if you can find that black Strathmore, have a go. If you want, I can send you a few sheets to try it out if you can't find the stuff. Just PM me.:D

Rosita
04-25-2003, 12:36 PM
How do you use it with watercolor??

CharM
04-25-2003, 12:37 PM
Wow, what a difference... I really liked the first one, but then you highlighted it and adjusted the shadows! Gorgeous!

white-anubis
04-25-2003, 12:40 PM
You'd have to probably use all gouache, but maybe watercolor pencil would work. I'vce done primarily gouache. Hmmm. I will experiment wit regular watercolor and get back to you.

white-anubis
04-25-2003, 12:48 PM
Let's see. Pulled out a piece of that paper, got out some regular watercolor, tried it out. It's drying.... and it works! Just lay it on thicker than usual, don't ad too much water unless you want to use that black background for natural shading. (Another cheat, by letting the paint's transperancy allow the black through.) Keep your colors concentrated, mostly, and tape it down really tight so it doesn't buckle.

M.A.
04-25-2003, 04:03 PM
Very dramatic!

Sharon Douglas
04-25-2003, 04:10 PM
This is beautiful and I love the black background.
Sharon.

Uschi
04-25-2003, 08:48 PM
Beautiful Cala Lilly Rosita!!!!!!! I just bought a pot of them so will also do some more, right now they are still very small.

Re black background, so glad you mentioned that you used the goache, would never have thought of that. Thanks!!!
Uschi

Little Old Lady
04-25-2003, 08:52 PM
Great dramatic lily!
JoAnn

Jprice022
04-25-2003, 10:00 PM
The highlights and shadows made a big difference. Really improved the painting.

I do black backgrounds with mauve and Hookers green deep mixed. (Rembrandt colors). Takes at least 2 coats to cover.

taghera
04-25-2003, 10:50 PM
Excellent......:)