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After reading an article by Nita Engle in a back issue of a watercolor magazine, I was inspired to give her techniques a try. Spray bottles, squirt bottles, splattering and pouring. Boy was it messy, and I wasted a bunch of paint, but it sure was fun!
This is from a photograph I took last summer up near Banff. 14x20.
06-27-2001, 09:46 PM
Originally posted by Eliz
Spray bottles, squirt bottles, splattering and pouring. Boy was it messy, and I wasted a bunch of paint, but it sure was fun!
Messy? That's the best way to make art :D Sounds like great fun :D
Gorgeous piece - makes my pround to live nearby! :cool:
I'm about an hour's drive from Banff :clap:
I love the colours you've used. :)
I'll have to look for some info on Nita Engle's techniques.
Any of you techno wizards know of a website? :D
06-27-2001, 09:58 PM
Yes its great fun throwing paint all over the place, looks like you enjoyed this one, well done. :)
You live up there! Wow! I'm jelous. That was a spectacular trip!
Nita Engle has an article in the summer 1999 issue of Watercolor, and a book called How to Make a Watercolor Paint Itself: Experimental Techniques for Achieving Realistic Effects. I'm not sure if she has a web site. Gary Spetz is a painter who has studied with her and uses similar technique. He has a neat web site with demos of several of his paintings:
06-28-2001, 01:50 AM
Really nice colors!!!!
Looks like a technique that would do the Northern Lights...do you think?
06-28-2001, 08:07 AM
Looks like fun and a nice painting for the result! I have trouble with the waste and expense of pouring paint but like the results.
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