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Lynne
05-28-2000, 09:28 PM
Hi all! I completed the watercolour with the frosted glass bowl! and I thank those of you who helped me with suggestions on how to get the frosted effect.. the one that worked the best for me, was a combination of Chinese white watercolour, and opaque Titanium white; although I did add a bit of gouache as well, when needed.. for my first attempt at such a thing, it turned out ok! Thankyou all for your helpful suggestions, here and on chat. A newbie thanks you!! *grin*

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paintfool
05-28-2000, 10:14 PM
Congratulations Lynne, sound like you had fun doing it! I don't do water colors (oil only so far) but i'm always fascintated by them. Any chance of getting it posted in the critics doscussion? I'd love to see it! Cheryl

Rod
05-29-2000, 04:43 AM
Hi Lynne,
Glad you had success, I wouldn't get into the habit of using white though. As a purist I prefer to preserve the white of the paper.
Rod.

oleCC
05-29-2000, 08:02 AM
Cheers for Lynne....! You go girl, on a roll ! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

Rod... I too am a purist LOL just knew somehow you or some other purist was going to be concerned about using that white paint.
I seldom do myself,,,,, but,,,,,what ever works etc etc etc...... I was concerned however about using gouache..so easy to lose the transparency with that. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif Carol

Lynne
05-29-2000, 10:36 AM
Well, just so you know, I have only been painting since April, and I TOO didn't have any white watercolour paint, cuz I aways use the white of the paper! *grin* (I guess I am a purist too!) BUT I didn't see how to get this effect without it.. Thanks for the encouragement..

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Lynne
05-29-2000, 10:39 AM
OH and the gouache I used, IF I used it at all (can't exactly recall) would be just for the dense reflection of light that was on the one side of frosted bowl.. I personally don't think it would look the same if I did it another way, but then I am not experienced in watercolours as some of you might be. I may post the part of the painting I could scan on critique...not sure yet. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

msue
05-29-2000, 06:48 PM
If you used Chinese White you used gouache. That's what it is.

Lynne
05-29-2000, 09:57 PM
Oh. I didn't think so, because the van gogh grade paint I used, well, the Chinese white says "waterolour" on it, not gouache, and my gouache, "opaque white" says "gouache..each are part of separate sets.. I had to buy these for this painting. I also have Lukas brand Opaque white, which also says Watercolour on it not gouache.. I know, I know, gouache IS opaque watercolour. LOL! I guess I have some semantics to learn yet. If it says gouache on the tube, I call it gouache; if it says watercolour on the tube, opaque or transparent, I call it watercolour. Thanks for setting me straight though.. I think. *smile*

Rod
05-30-2000, 04:59 AM
I can see you are enjoying watercolours, thats the main thing. Purist or not it is good practice to try all, experiment, thats how we all advance our skills,
Rod.


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