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oleCC
06-03-2001, 01:31 PM
Jane.. thanks for posting this lovely painting! I think calling this forum "watermedia" is a good idea, and one I too have tossed around for awhile now. It will be discussed http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif Carol

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carly
06-03-2001, 03:28 PM
Jane, I like this cropped version! Really puts the focus on the subject. Great painting!
carly

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dduchene
06-03-2001, 04:00 PM
I Like this Jane...nice free flowing study. I have a bunch of pics I took of corn on the stalks from last fall......cow corn we call it here....half open cobs, nice bright yellows, greens and browns...want some?

Darrell

faymcivor
06-03-2001, 04:26 PM
yes good idea Jane water/media .your painting is lovely so fresh looking. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif Fay

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Lulu
06-03-2001, 05:15 PM
I like your painting too Jane. I also think watermedia would be a good name.
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Sister Mary
06-03-2001, 05:18 PM
Nice corn and onion Jane.
As far as changing the name of this forum, I like Watermedia, but I don't think acrylic paintings or questions, etc. should be posted here. For one, we have an acrylic forum. For another, acrylics have many more uses than watercolors and I think the topic discussions would become burdensome and confusing to the users. For instance, having to always remember to tell everyone the painting you just posted was acrylic along with the questions, thoughts, size, etc. Just my humble opinion.
SM

MissMouse
06-03-2001, 08:39 PM
Right on Sister, it would be very confusing. but a good idea nun-the-less.....(pardon the nun joke just had to do it)

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Leaflin
06-03-2001, 09:14 PM
Jane I love your corn.
I agree with the "watermedia" idea. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

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olika
06-03-2001, 09:21 PM
Watermedia is a good idea but as Sister Mary said, maybe keep the acrylic forum and post under the watermedia heading when you are using the watercolour technique of glazes. etc? and definitely listing what media you used when posting.

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taghera
06-03-2001, 09:51 PM
Well my 2 cents worth is if is says watercolour on the paint container its watercolour, and if it says acrylic then its acrylic, never mind which method is used to paint the picture, to mix the two in one forum would be to confusing and perhaps even annoying, if we want to look at acrylic we can go to the acrylic forum. There's even water mixable oils now, so where do you draw the line.

Nice picture Jane, well done. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

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JaneS
06-04-2001, 12:48 AM
Darrell brings up an interesting question. And problematic for me. Occasionally I like to paint with acrylics rather than watercolors. I feel my watercolor technique acrylics (on paper, to be framed under glass) have much more in common with the watercolor forum than the acrylic one. I actually wonder if this forum would not be more useful being called "Watermedia". Watercolor, these days, is often multi-media; incorporating gouache and/or acrylics, too. The approaches to painting with all 3 mediums, are more similar than different; all water-based. Anyway, I had to choose...the acrylic forum, or the watercolor forum for this. My SPLASH 5 book (Watercolor!) includes 100% acrylic paintings done with watercolor techniques. As I said in Darrell's post... North Light has spoken...hehe. So here I am. ---Jane

btw... much sky is lost in the scan, and the end of the corn, too

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Rod
06-04-2001, 04:18 AM
Lovely painting Jane, Acrylics used with watercolour techniques.
Rod.

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VictoriaS
06-04-2001, 01:32 PM
Originally posted by Sister Mary:
For another, acrylics have many more uses than watercolors and I think the topic discussions would become burdensome and confusing to the users

I completely agree with Sister Mary.

And Taghera asked a really good question: What about water-miscible oils? Where do you draw the line? (I can imagine: the oil painters would be forced to prove they used turpentine, or be banished to the watermedia forum!) And what about water-soluble pastels? Can't go to the pastel forum! Nope! You used water, and there's only ONE PLACE for that! Move along now!

Bad idea to combine the watercolor and acrylics forums simply because a (very) few people use acrylics like they're watercolors; what possible benefit could there be? If you all just like the sound of the word "watermedia" better than "watercolor" -- then fine, change the name, but please don't try to take away the acrylics forum!

Victoria

MALARKEY
06-04-2001, 02:16 PM
Lovely painting Jane!! It makes me want to go scavage the produce aisle at Piggly Wiggly for painting fodder http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/wink.gif I like the greens you were able to obtain in the corn leaves. Sandy

Leaflin
06-04-2001, 02:19 PM
Originally posted by leaflin:
Jane I love your corn.
I agree with the "watermedia" idea. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif



If it ment loosing the acrylic forum
then I don't agree. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/frown.gif


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JaneS
06-04-2001, 08:41 PM
Thanks y'all for looking.

I've really gone back and forth in my mind; but I am now of the opinion that maybe it is just as well leaving the forums as they are. I think there are enough issues for acrylic painters that wouldn't be interesting to watercolorists, that trying to put paintings done "transparently" into one forum would just be too confusing to everybody. I'm still not sure where I feel more comfortable posting... ...but perhaps, acrylic is where this belongs after all.

However, if I hadn't told you, might you have guessed this was watercolor? hm??? http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

I really do love watercolor, but there is something refreshing about switching to acrylics sometimes. The colors are more vibrant with less work. Also, it's sometimes nice to not have your painting CHANGE (lift!) everytime you add another wash.

Leaflin
06-04-2001, 09:23 PM
Originally posted by Jane Sibert:


However, if I hadn't told you, might you have guessed this was watercolor? hm??? http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif



Well you could have fooled me, and I have been using watercolour for 31 years http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif
Sometimes things are best left as they are and in saying that I sound like my Mom.

(Jane, just don't tell anyone and keep us guessing) http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

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Studio224
06-05-2001, 04:50 AM
Just out of curiosity, with acrylics, can you reproduce the wonderful effects of wet on wet and spontaneously mixing color on paper of watercolor?

Anne-Claire

(not trying to start the debate again ...)

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JaneS
06-05-2001, 09:36 AM
Originally posted by Studio224:
Just out of curiosity, with acrylics, can you reproduce the wonderful effects of wet on wet and spontaneously mixing color on paper of watercolor?


Yes you can mix colors on paper and push them around wet on wet. I am still exploring the differences between acrylic and watercolor and am very interested in understanding why I prefer one over the other. I actually can't quite put it into words yet either! Somehow, I find more excitement when I am painting with acrylics. The colors just somehow POP more than watercolors.