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Arnold Lowrey
04-25-2007, 12:44 PM
Here are the two demos done in class today.
The subject was stormy skies. They were produced my placing heavy amounts of pigments at the top and angling the direction of the painting suitably, spraying water from a bottle atomised. (hold the spray bottle well away from the painting to ensure atomisation takes place before it hits the painting). Also make sure the painting is placed in a vertical position for this.
Both paintings were done on saunders waterford 90lbs cold pressed paper - full sheet size.
C & c always welcome
See you in Texas

04-25-2007, 12:48 PM
Thanks for sharing with us, both the paintings and the techniques! I love your work and wish I lived closer so I could take a workshop with you.

04-25-2007, 01:48 PM
Wonderful Arnold!! The first one certainly does look like rain coming from those clouds!!
The second one looks like one of those days when a rain shower pops up and the sun is out right afterwards!!

THANKS for sharing.

04-25-2007, 02:05 PM
Astonishing paintings! They're so lifelike, it's incredible.
Thanks for sharing. :)


04-25-2007, 02:14 PM
Amazing Arnold, !

04-25-2007, 03:02 PM
I love the positioning of the house in the first one and the opposing diagonals. The color of the water catches my eye, too, because that is exactly what happens on a day like that, the water just turns neutral.


Brittney Fox
04-25-2007, 03:37 PM
I love both paintings, makes me look for my umbrella! What came first, the landscape or the rainy sky?

04-25-2007, 03:54 PM
Gorgeous! Were the initial strong washes wet in wet or wet on dry??

Southern Style
04-25-2007, 04:01 PM
Very lovely! You made the rain days look so pretty!

Arnold Lowrey
04-25-2007, 04:30 PM
To aswer queries
The sky was completed before the lanfbut the paper was kept wet throughout
The clouds were painted into a wet sky, dry into wet, then srayed immediately

04-25-2007, 07:52 PM
it's an honour to see your work Arnold! Love it!:thumbsup:


04-25-2007, 08:14 PM
Both are lovely...love the first one

04-25-2007, 08:35 PM
Another amazing duo!! Your skies are tremendously fantastically awesomely fabulous!!!

04-25-2007, 09:38 PM
Beautiful stormy skies..

04-25-2007, 09:44 PM
ah well these are my kind of paintings!

i do like to see the elements when they're at their angriest

i like the second painting with the angled rain and the distant coastline


Bob J B
04-26-2007, 09:09 AM
Wonderful effects with this technique. As I'm a new viewer and you immediately got my attention. I visited some of the other threads you have started and recommend the same to others who have not been following your posting. Your work in different mediums and your speed are very humbling. Bob

04-26-2007, 10:47 AM
Did you do some lifting for the streaks on the second painting?

William Reents
04-26-2007, 10:56 AM
Beautiful, both,, Love the colors

Arnold Lowrey
04-26-2007, 11:12 AM
Did you do some lifting for the streaks on the second painting?
Spraying it with a water atomiser creates the streaks automatically

04-26-2007, 06:31 PM
they almost look like they're painted on glass! Love the rain clouds in the first, and the beach in the second - wow!

04-27-2007, 01:06 AM
WOW....your reflections are wonderful... and such movement!
Really like these!

Lori Andrews
04-27-2007, 01:06 AM
WOW - such control with a wet brush!! Beautiful.

Chris Robinson
05-05-2007, 01:37 PM
Pure simplicity at its best, Arnold. Thanks for the inspiration