View Full Version : Buzzing today!-Arnold
03-10-2007, 02:48 PM
I did a workshop today in Cowbridge. They wanteed mixed media so I took the kitchen sink. I did 3 demos. The first is watercolour (with a little pastel added) illustrating the way the size of figures has a direct bearing on the surroundings. Afterwards, I did a castle in acrylic on Canson pastel (grey) paper and finally a flower study in acrylic with pastels added on watercolour paper.
All are approx 25 - 35 mins each
All subjects are imagination and full sheet size. Hope you like them. C & C always welcome
03-10-2007, 03:34 PM
And ALL of these are Amazing too Arnold!!
03-10-2007, 03:46 PM
Arnold, these are all wonderful! the first reminds me of a scene in the movie, Evil Under the Sun with Peter Ustinov as Hercule Poirot.
the brooding castle on the cliff is stunning and your floral is beautiful. so full of light! i see some texture on the right and in the reflections below the vase. is that dry brushing?
03-10-2007, 03:46 PM
Nice ones Arnold looks like a good day--------------Alan
03-10-2007, 03:46 PM
:wave: HI! Arnold, Each one unique and likeable but I hafta say the flowers are great! Golden, Regards, Marianne
03-10-2007, 04:23 PM
Great Stuff Arnold, like all three :)
03-10-2007, 04:26 PM
Arnold..these three are all amazing. I would lOVE to have lessons from you, you have such a distinct, beautiful style. Thank you for sharing.
03-10-2007, 04:30 PM
All three are wonderful Arnold.....but I expect that from you!
03-10-2007, 05:04 PM
All three are beautiful but I prefer the second. The colours are wonderful. Congrats Arnold !
03-10-2007, 05:21 PM
Awesome as ever.
Love the flowers the most :)
03-10-2007, 05:23 PM
Fine paintings Arnold, but you must know that mixed media should be in the Watercolor Plus Gallery and that we no longer accept acrylic paintings in the Watercolor Gallery.
I will move your thread to the Plus gallery this time, but in future they will be moved to the appropriate forum.
03-10-2007, 05:25 PM
Arnold...you continue to astound me! Love them all but my favorite is the castle painting. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :D
03-10-2007, 05:33 PM
Nice paintings Arnold.
03-10-2007, 06:02 PM
the first one is clearly my favourite, the figures create a nice feeling in that one.
03-10-2007, 06:12 PM
Arnold these are wonderful as always. You always use such a great palette.
03-10-2007, 06:26 PM
Arnold all three paintings are really gorgeous!!!!!!!!
03-10-2007, 09:22 PM
all the paintings are beautiful but ...I like the light of the flowers :thumbsup:
03-10-2007, 09:48 PM
First I thought the castle would be my favorite, but the sky looked odd. The floral is gorgeous and the touches of pastel brilliant. All good of course, but the last the best to me.
03-10-2007, 10:34 PM
Love the lady in red in the first one... very classy! Love the colors and atmosphere in the second one... and that castle is very picturesque; and that floral... WOW!! What a prolific day you have had. These are wonderful Arnold!!
03-10-2007, 11:42 PM
These are really lovely, Arnold. Your work is so inspiring...I wish I could paint so beautifully out of my head! The sky in the castle piece is so dramatic, and the floral is so colorful and cheerful without being too saccharine.
Carry on! :)
03-10-2007, 11:45 PM
Yeah Arnold is here! Woo! Hoo! I love all three of these Arnold but the flowers in the vase; totally rocked me! So beautiful and colors are intense just the way I like. I always look forward to see your paintings!
03-11-2007, 09:06 AM
Hi Arnold, all three are outstanding, I am particularly interested in your pastel paper painting, did you stretch the paper first?, I ask as I am at present working this way and am loving the effects. Your watercolour and soft pastel flower study is outstanding, I so want a go at that. Thanks for the inspiration, because that is what you are. Regards Joanne
03-11-2007, 09:35 AM
Outstanding quality in figures.
03-11-2007, 10:56 AM
Beautiful work Arnold. Really love the castle.
03-11-2007, 11:47 AM
Thank you all for the nice comments.
To answer Joanne's questions
Both the first and last were painted on Bockingford paper - all were painted vertically.
The castle painting was done on Canson Mi-Tientes paper (grey), clipped to my board with two bulldog clips in the corners. My board has a waterproof surface to keep the water in the paper. I find stretching paper in the traditional way both boring and time consuming. The work and pristine condition makes me afraid to touch it so i don't!
Clipping the paper in this way allows the paper to expand and contract freely. I wet the paper with a sponge first to expand it. then dived in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Here are a few details
03-11-2007, 01:55 PM
Wow! Wow! Wow! One wow for each. Great job on all of these!!!
03-11-2007, 02:36 PM
Oh I love them all arnold, while my mind follows after the last one with its brilliance my emotions are drawn foremost to the mysterious first painting which is brilliant in its own right, excellent Arnold and welcome to the WCPlus forum!!!
03-11-2007, 04:20 PM
I haven't been around in this watercolor forum for a while. Too busy at the moment and didn't want to post in one and not the others. However, since you've been put over here, then I'll post here.
These paintings are masterful, as always. Love them!!! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
It's great to see your work again andw ill be getting in touch with you shortly. I'm just truly busy as a bee during spring.
fabulous work! no wonder you were buzzing!
03-14-2007, 02:42 PM
Encore, encore, encore ... !
03-14-2007, 07:08 PM
you are braver than me! I always refuse requests for demos of complete paintings. I simply couldn't stand there, all eyes on me and produce a finished work.
I did a similar visit to a sketchclub today - oil pastel plus w'col, w'col plus chalk pastel, w'col and CP's, using colour shapers and bamboo pens etc etc etc - I'd refused to do a talk on my work but agreed to take some finished paintings and sketchbooks and talk about them, do some demos of techniques and then run it as a workshop. Much more in my comfort zone!
03-16-2007, 02:29 AM
Just been trying to imagine painting any of these as full sheets in 35 minutes...! Terrific work. (There's an Australian woman, a now-retired illustrator, who does amazing small watercolor figures from 20-second poses. As we get older, we get faster? :lol: ) I love these fresh paintings!
03-16-2007, 05:27 AM
Just say: beautiful!!! very very beautiful
You know what? I'm one of your fan:D
Thanks for sharing
03-16-2007, 08:43 AM
All are wonderful Arnold!! Just a treasure to behold!!
03-16-2007, 10:15 PM
:clap: :clap: :clap: - wonderful!!!
08-15-2010, 07:42 PM
Splendid Arnold I like the first one very much but three are very nice to look at colours is superb..
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