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06-05-2013, 07:13 PM

I'd love any comments I haven't painted in many years.
All critques are most welcome.

06-06-2013, 02:47 AM
Hi John, pleased to "meet" you.

You seem to have a very free style. How big are they?


06-06-2013, 04:40 AM
Hi John, Welcome back to painting and welcome to the watercolor forum. You have a nice style to your paintings. I would also like to know their size.

06-06-2013, 11:06 AM
They are all very small 3X4 4X4 an 2X4. I think they are way to busy and overworked, I'm trying to work with glazes and ending up with mud..lol. it's been ages but if it's cool I'll post my progress.
Thanks for the warm welcome..I'm a 63 year old student for sure.


06-07-2013, 06:28 AM
Hi John,
Welcome to the Watercolor Forum and back to painting with our medium!

I like your loose style, but do think you need to let the water flow a bit more to avoid that "busy" look. Be sure the first wash is dry before you glaze over it is one way to get a smoother appearance.

Check out some of our Learning Demos and Monthly Classes and KIUAN Exercises for different techniques to try. The links are in my (and Doug's) signature lines or in a sticky at the top of The Learning Zone.

Happy painting.


06-07-2013, 10:59 AM
Thanks so much Sylvia, I need to step away more, it's almost like I loose myself in the painting. I'm re-learning, to keep it simpler.
I'll check out the suggestions for sure!