View Full Version : Wip Aceo Ruths Dandelions

09-08-2005, 07:03 PM
Here is the masking on the dandelions. arches hot press, 2 1/2 x3 1/2 , Pebeo masking fluid well shaken, fairly fine dip pen nib. I hope you are able to see the masking as it is grey. some of the lines got a little fat but I didn't want to start over , hope it turns out.

09-08-2005, 07:17 PM
Good start Otter, am sure it will be lovely, will check back.

09-08-2005, 07:20 PM
Looks great to me, Otter... These ACEO's are really
hard on my eyes... but it looks sooo interesting how
everyone does the flyaway seeds...

Jo in Georgia

09-08-2005, 08:55 PM
Pushing in between Jo and Judy.. :D

09-08-2005, 09:29 PM
looking good to me Otter!!

looks like fun :)


did you get my PM?

09-09-2005, 01:48 AM
Em, yes got your PM, thanks very much, have read part of the thread but as you can see I have been super busy lately, will get back to you shortly, (I hope).

Ok, this is a mess, it did not turn out like planned. I am going to post both front and back so that you all can see what happened. It is definately NOT hot press paper, I have no idea what it is, maybe it will be ok for colored pencils or pastels or maybe lining the trash basket, it is definately not watercolor paper.

I will re- do the whole thing tomorrow night hopefully. I am so disapointed I could cry. :confused: :( :eek:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Sep-2005/37889-DANDELION_MINI__MADMUM__2_002.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Sep-2005/37889-DANDELION_MINI__MADUM_2_back003.jpg

09-09-2005, 04:21 AM
Well I gotta say the front side is beautiful !!! What a shame about the paper.

09-09-2005, 06:28 AM
What happened?? Never seen watercolour paper do this!!

Front side is lovely though!!! Great job with the masking fluid, mine always looks like globs



09-09-2005, 08:47 AM
Oh wow... can't imagine what happened!!! ((())) The front is beautiful, though, Otter...

09-09-2005, 10:00 AM
I have to agree with JJ on this one...front side is lovely!!

I am sorry for your pain and can commiserate.....

once I had my hubby make a wooden frame to fit my oversize 300lb 40"x60" paper so I could paint a landscape for his office wall. it was a great deal of effort to make the frame and to stretch the paper on it :eek:

I bought two 2" flat brushes so I could actually apply paint to that sucker.

I wet the sky to prepare for the washes - I made up a bucket of sky colour using almost a whole tube of paint.

after applying the first wash of colour for the sky and quickly dabbing off areas for clouds and keeping the whole thing wet and trying to get no blooms I was fairly happy with the result.

until it dried.

two marks smaller than a dime, but smack in the middle of blue sky, of concentrated colour. they were NOT there while painting and while I was watching it dry keeping an eye out for blooms and such.

all I can figure was it was defective paper.

:crying: :crying: :crying: :crying:

I cried a river. and I have to laugh (now) because the paper is still stapled to the frame and sitting in our exercise room getting in the way. I just don't have the heart to take it off and bin it. lmao

sometimes there just is no explanation.

lucky it was only a tiny piece with not as much effort put into it as a larger one.

no worries about returning my PM Otter - I was just wondering if you had recieved it since I don't ask for receipts when the prompt comes up. :)


09-10-2005, 02:50 AM
I managed to get a little time to paint this evening but had to spend part of it on a major search for some REAL arches hot press. Found it, watermark and all. I re drew and re-masked the whole thing, changed the composition a little though, sorry about that. I felt that this might balance a little better.

It still has the masking and I salted the background so the salt is still there as I cant remove it until I remove the masking. I will post the completed painting tomorrow night. thanks for watching, much appreciated.

I am really tired tonight, think that the High from the cortisone suddenly wore off, darn, I was getting so much done. Still have no idea what the other paper is, no marks on it at all.


09-10-2005, 04:50 AM
looking good so far Otter, you did notice D = Daddofil this week or have I been misled again :D

09-10-2005, 12:04 PM
Dom, no, I noticed that this weeks flower is the daffodil, just wanted to do the dandelions agan this time small. Will answer you PM soon.


09-10-2005, 03:47 PM
np - the Dandelion look stunning so far

09-11-2005, 02:10 AM
:clap: FINALLY FINISHED I managed to find a little time while doing a bit of laundry tonight to finish this. I got it a little too blue through the dandelion puffs and the puffs didn't turn out as puffy as Ruths but I am not too displeased with it. Maybe after a few more tries I will get it where I want it. C&C appreciated and welcomed. Thank you for looking.
Otter http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Sep-2005/37889-DANDELION_MINI__3__001.jpg

09-11-2005, 02:17 AM
Otter, regardless, this is still a very beautifull painting!!!!! :clap: :clap:

09-11-2005, 03:33 AM

Very nice work. It has a very nice light airy feel to it.
Sorry about the first paper, maybe it was just defective or bristol.

I'm using Jack Richeson 300lb. right now and I'm dissapointed as well.
There are small splotches all over where it looks like the sizing is missing.
Luckily it worked for the background, but I'm noticing it on the figure itself now!

09-11-2005, 07:59 AM
LOVE IT! it is absolutely charming....


09-12-2005, 03:48 PM
Great little painting! Love all the detail work you did with the "fluff"! :D :D