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Laurie2
09-17-2005, 09:26 PM
Mt Ida Creek at Derrinal.... :o I am sorry, I forgot to make a note of the Subscribers name....I will insert it as soon as I find it again. :)
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Sep-2005/56900-Mt_-Ida-Creek--Derrinal_4_002.jpg

Making a start... http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Sep-2005/56900-auscreek1.jpg

First Update... trying to reclaim lost sky-holes
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Sep-2005/56900-ozcreek1.jpg


Second photo....PS Adelaide on the Murray River at Echucha. http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Sep-2005/56900-P_S_AD2.jpg

Making a start... http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Sep-2005/56900-ade2.jpg

Uh Oh...More lost sky-holes...and not much chance of recovering them through that staining pigment.......sigh
Lesson learned...MASK SKYHOLES!

juneto
09-17-2005, 09:39 PM
Very Nice work , Laurie . Eager to see your Finale.
June

Laurie2
09-17-2005, 09:58 PM
The piece scanned (in two parts) to see if the skyholes can be seen...but no...but they are there...not as large as they should be though...

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Sep-2005/56900-NEW-3.jpg

:wave: Thank you June...My you are up late!...:)

Laurie2
09-18-2005, 04:36 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Sep-2005/56900-ade3.jpg
Added a touch of purple to the cerulean blue of the water.
Some masking still in place in the water.

The reference photos were subscribed to the Library by 'the drovers dog'...A Kelpie or a Blue? :D

painterbear
09-18-2005, 04:56 AM
These are beautiful photos, Laurie, I can see why you wanted to paint them.

You are doing a grand job of it too (except for those absent sky-holes ;)). Looking forward to seeing your progress.

Sylvia

BTW, since these paintings aren't finished yet, they really should be in the Studio while you work on them; the Gallery is for paintings that are signed and ready for framing. :angel:

Laurie2
09-18-2005, 05:49 AM
Oh Gosh Painterbear....do you think my thread can be moved to the Studio....perhaps Yorky could do it for me.
Thank you for your encouraging comments.:)

bluegenes
09-18-2005, 09:06 AM
Hi Laurie, I just asked a moderator to move this to the Studio...great WIP's so far!
Patty

Laurie2
09-18-2005, 09:12 AM
Hi Laurie, I just asked a moderator to move this to the Studio...great WIP's so far!
Patty


Thank you for your help in moving me to the correct area Patty...and for your comment :)

Laurie2
09-23-2005, 03:34 AM
Working on water....still a long way to go ...the foreground of pebbles and gravel will be next...I plan to use rock salt on this area...hope it works OK


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Sep-2005/56900-OZCREEK3.jpg

and on to the Euchuca scene......
I have removed masking and added some darker blues...next will come some eddies of darker blue/green
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Sep-2005/56900-ADE4.jpg

:o Apologies for still being in the wrong area....Hoping some kind body will come along and move my thread to the Studio...when they have time...Ta :)

bluegenes
09-23-2005, 07:19 AM
Doing great Laurie! I think the blue/green eddies will really do the trick!

Patty

Laurie2
09-24-2005, 12:20 AM
A little more work on WIP #2

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Sep-2005/56900-ade5b.jpg

Laurie2
09-24-2005, 12:47 AM
and more work on WIP #1 ....also concentrating on the water and reflections


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Sep-2005/56900-ozcreek4b.jpg

Using some of the water and gum arabic techniques I learned from round2it in Spatter classes......Thanks Teacher Kev :)

Laurie2
09-24-2005, 10:29 PM
PS Adelaide - Murray River - Echuca - finished :D

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Sep-2005/56900-ade6.jpg

Yorky
09-25-2005, 03:10 AM
Wonderful work, Laurie, they are both beautiful, but I really admire your treatment of the trees in #1.

You have made tremendous progress in the past year. :clap:

Doug

Laurie2
09-25-2005, 03:27 AM
Thank you Yorky...I made use of Sept to do these two pieces...also did a couple of B/W portraits of movie stars (not posted anywhere). I am so enjoying watercolour painting that I feel the need to have something in the pipeline all the time...I guess the novelty will wear off one day....I also have a portrait WIP of one of the persons visiting Kettlewell (photo posted by Roger)...still in it's early stages and I don't have a clue who it is ..somebody can tell me at the unveiling :)
Shall we leave this thread where it is or get it moved....I will endeavour to put my work in the right place in future...

Yorky
09-25-2005, 03:34 AM
Laurie, this is in the right place for WIP's - the Studio. Confusing I know but this is the Watercolor Studio description:

"Watercolor Studio
Enjoy some company and get help from your studio friends while working on your works in progress (WIPS), Challenges, and discuss other general studio topics."

You can post the finished paintings in the Gallery.

Doug

CharM
09-25-2005, 08:40 AM
I guess the novelty will wear off one day.... Sheesh... I hope NOT Laurie!!!! Your creek is really developing nicely and your riverboat finished with rich, juicey colour! Keep painting (all those portraits! :eek:) and posting...

Laurie2
09-25-2005, 06:18 PM
Thanks Charm and Yorky....Last night I posted the 2 famous faces in the September Gallery...made some progress on the 'unknown face at Kettlewell' LOL.
Today I hope to finish the Creek painting....it is raining cats 'n dogs here...a good day to stay home and paint.

Laurie2
09-28-2005, 03:33 AM
Back to Mt Ida Creek.

My idea to use rock salt on the foreground pebbles did not work as expected...or maybe I am not doing it right.
I have resorted to spattering over that area.
The photo taken with a small digital camera is not really up to the job...will redo it tomorrow.....but just wanted to keep this WIP in your mind :) :clap:

Laurie2
09-29-2005, 01:39 AM
and here is the finished article...with spattered pebbles in the foreground.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-Sep-2005/56900-ozcreek5b.jpg


A word of warning...today I downloaded a small freeware programme entitled Mat Making ...which I found on a photographers site....it had such a good rap that I thought it would be useful and was going to recommend it to WCers to assist when planning their mats. I may have got a corrupted file...who knows, but all it succeeeded in doing was knocking out or corrupting my

oleaut32.DLL.

Without this file I was completely hogtied!
After several attempts to reload windows I managed to isolate the oleaut32.DLL and replace my damaged one.
I still think that programme had potential and if anybody else wants to check it out here is the website :->

http://www.outbackphoto.com/portfoliowork/pw_36/essay.html

Do please take care and if you have success please let me know :)

laudesan
09-29-2005, 02:31 AM
Great to see you have finished your painting..:)


Do you still spray pastel fixative between each layer you paint???????????

The reason I ask is your work has a sort of gouache/acrylic look..:)

Laurie2
09-29-2005, 03:10 AM
The painting did not take very long at all....Well considering there were two on the go plus a small portrait, I did not think they took long enough...I really must stop rushing around. :D
Months ago I did ask if it were the done thing to spray fixative on a finished piece...that's not to say I do, or even contemplate spraying between layers...wherever do you get those strange notions from ? :eek:
I have to agree my work does look heavy handed and perhaps acrylic would be the way to go...but then I look around and see others just as pronounced as myself so I'll hang in with watercolours a while longer. :wink2:
Thank you for your comment anyway...it is food for thought :) :wave:
:confused:
I was just thinking back to when I first started in WC and the comments then were 'use more pigment' and 'not dark enough' LOL

laudesan
09-29-2005, 03:16 AM
Months ago I did ask if it were the done thing to spray fixative on a finished piece...that's not to say I do, or even contemplate spraying between layers...wherever do you get those strange notions from ? :eek:


Back from Dougs Streetscape thread when he gave that classroom. You were telling us how you spray fixative in between your layers..;)

I have to agree my work does look heavy handed and perhaps acrylic would be the way to go...but then I look around and see others just as pronounced as myself so I'll hang in with watercolours a while longer.

I wasn't telling you to leave :eek: I was just commenting on the texture of your work..;)

Yorky
09-29-2005, 03:21 AM
Terrific job, Laurie - wonderful result on the foreground pebbles.

I made a mess of the pebbles in my Kettlewell river scene - it was PA though :angel:

I assume the sun was behind the photographer - no side shadows?

Doug

Laurie2
09-29-2005, 03:43 AM
Terrific job, Laurie - wonderful result on the foreground pebbles.

I made a mess of the pebbles in my Kettlewell river scene - it was PA though :angel:

I assume the sun was behind the photographer - no side shadows?

Doug
I assume the sun was behind the photographer - no side shadows?

Hmmmmmmm I was wondering about that too Yorky....definitely looks like a shadow is required on the right hand bank...

I used Kev's spatter technique for the pebbles after a disastrous attempt with rock salt.....still not entirely satisfied with them...do they draw your eye too much?

I may sit outside and see how I go before the weather really hots up...then it's back indoors for A/C comfort...LOL...but I will definitely give it a go...:)


If you say so JJ... :) I don't have the inclination to do a search...suffice to say I don't do it now. :)

laudesan
09-29-2005, 03:49 AM
Laurie your splatter looks wonderful, your pebbles look wonderful..

It was 26 deg here today, I went outsdie for half an hour today, only to pull some weeds from the garden..;) It is still 25.7 degs and it is nearly 6.00pm. Overcast, windy, can't see that we are going to get any rain.

Are you getting the rain down there???

Laurie2
09-29-2005, 04:17 AM
Rain and windy here JJ...but it's that time of the year...equates with March in UK I think...:) A bit on the chilly side too but I dont have a barometer close by...tomorrow is to be much the same...I will not be outside...well... except to run from the back door down to my lil studio...:)
I hear you have been unwell...take care up there :)
See ya