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tamouse
10-23-2013, 09:11 PM
Our class the last couple of weeks has been working the Don Andrews' style. Our instructor took a workshop from him when he was in Minneapolis recently. His style is a lot of fun to work in.

This was last week's painting:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Oct-2013/1117232-beach-walker-small.jpg


This was this week's painting:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Oct-2013/1117232-figures-in-arch-small.jpg

I like the way both of these turned out.

Don's work is really great -- his web site is http://donandrews.net

hblenkle
10-24-2013, 12:04 AM
Your paintings turned out well. Excellent.

Years ago Don was the first Watercolorist that I saw paint with the paper inclined so much --- almost vertical. It blew my mind when he explained granulation and using the paint flowing down to mix on the paper without getting mud.

tamouse
10-24-2013, 12:15 AM
Years ago Don was the first Watercolorist that I saw paint with the paper inclined so much --- almost vertical. It blew my mind when he explained granulation and using the paint flowing down to mix on the paper without getting mud.

It really is astounding! I never thought it would work, sometimes I have problems when the paper bubbles and ripples with stuff running where I don't want it. This was truly enlightening!

With the archway, I had it turned upside down at first, which was kind of fun. I do not think I achieved Don's "Found Colour" at all, but it was still really fun!

pjartwc
10-24-2013, 06:16 AM
Both are very nice. I especially like the second one. Don't think I would want to paint with paper so vertical as I usually paint with the paper flat. It's enough to handle all that goes with watercolor without adding another obstacle. But, it does work very well for you!!!

tamouse
10-26-2013, 12:53 AM
Don't think I would want to paint with paper so vertical as I usually paint with the paper flat. It's enough to handle all that goes with watercolor without adding another obstacle.

Haha -- tell me about it! I had to really fight my resistance to setting it up that way. "I'm here to learn! I'm here to learn!" x 10000.

paintalot
10-26-2013, 09:29 AM
Yes, I too enjoyed looking at your paintings and the web site for Don Andrews. My work is always flat but this looks like a wonderful challenge and since I now have an easel on site and a river scene to do will give it a go. Thanks for posting...always learning! Love the depth of colour you used.

tamouse
10-26-2013, 09:47 AM
Love the depth of colour you used.

That was rather amazing for me as well on the first one (the lady walking on the beach). I don't think I've ever used as much phthalo colour!