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10-17-2000, 09:38 PM
This has truly been an experience..working on the textured clayboard. There is a lot of good points to it...but I tended to get muddy with it. What do ya think?? http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif Carol

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PS: The colors are not really this bright, but not far off either. Monetial Blue tends to stain badly on this board.

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10-17-2000, 10:27 PM

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10-17-2000, 10:44 PM
Woo-hoo Carol, this looks great. Something about the blues makes this look 3-D with the lighter leaves standing up or over-hanging, great effect. one question with the clayboard can you paint dark over multi-colored and scratch off to the color? Sandy

10-17-2000, 11:16 PM
Aw shucks! you are just showing off all that great talent of yours!...now I'll never get mine finished.

10-18-2000, 06:15 AM
Wow, That really looks like its lit with the morning sun. Great stuff.

10-18-2000, 06:57 AM
Thanks, but remember - it isn't this bright.
Mal..yes, you can put color over color. I started with a deep value background of mostly pthalo blue. When I put darker color over it, could "lift" out, back to the blue needles. If I were to do this over, would start right off with deep strong values, and not put glaze upon glaze. It does absorb a lot. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif Carol

10-18-2000, 09:35 AM
Holy Leaves! This looks wonderful!

So envious! In January when it is cold and blustery out, please oh please can we do a project?? Stuck having to be outside playing with the kids too much! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif:


10-18-2000, 02:45 PM
Beautiful, Carol! Will you do another on Claybord?

10-18-2000, 03:27 PM
Thanks again for the support.
Victoria.. yes, I have one more 8 x 10 board and want to try a floral on it. This time I would like to see if I can get it delicate though strong color seems to work best on this stuff. Now where did I put my white watercolor paint??? hmmmm http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif Carol

10-18-2000, 03:42 PM
Wow! Really nice. Where did you get that blue? What is the chemical used? Thanks, Dennis

10-18-2000, 06:37 PM

This is wonderful. I love the colours you've used.

I was going to do your quiet time at the lake lesson next, but I think I'll just have a go at this first.

Best wishes,

Karen http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

Phyllis Rennie
10-18-2000, 08:35 PM
Good job! Can't wait to see how you do with a more delicate approach on the claybord. It's fun stuff to work on. Knowing that I can lift paint of easily makes it easy to be more experimental. I thought the strong colors worked better too, but my wc on paper is kinda weak so I'm not sure if it's the surface or just me being too timid with it.

10-18-2000, 09:33 PM
Dennis... That blue is a combination of Pthalo Blue and Monestial Blue (similar colors). It is really a gorgeous strong color!

KaTee...you go for it...was loads of fun!

Phyllis... I was too timid too when I started with this, but quickly learned I needed to use more pigment and less water - or - get a dull look. Still learning though, and just may have to get that Vernon tape.
BTW: Discovered I can purchase this board and the tape from ASW (Art Supply Warehouse) for a little less than at cheapjoes. The online addy is: www.aswexpress.com (http://www.aswexpress.com) in case y'all are interested. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif Carol

10-20-2000, 03:19 PM
One of these years you'll have to have a watercolor workshop somewhere closer to me. Then maybe you could teach me how to get it to work!

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10-20-2000, 07:35 PM
Arlene... when I do workshops here, usually we end up doing something "quick and fun" for Christmas or some other holiday. Rarely does it get into serious technique etc.... basically we party... LOL Would love to have you come visit !!! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif Carol