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06-28-2007, 02:19 AM
Okay here it is! This is my first contribution to the "Plus Gallery"
I'm putting it here becaus it is a combination of technique from the Macro Floral class AND Karlyn Holman's latest book "Watercolor-The Spirit of Spontaneity." This painting was begun with a pour knowing that the pour would be the background. (at the endward of the painting I did re-wet and drop in a little more medium value to the BG to make the eye travel a little better)
I than transferred the rose drawing...after getting some initial washes on the rose---I "stamped" the fern on by applying paint to Actual Real Live Fern picked from around the area where I live and PRESSING it to the paper! (Fun Huh?, another K.H. technique). The last thing in finishing this work was to white gauoche (sp?) on the baby's breath. The branches of the BB were painted with irridescent gold and indian red and then I toothbrush spattered some irridescent moonstone here and there. The white spatter you see on the rose is actually the irridecent moonstone and shows up greyish silver IRL.
Would love to read your thoughts on this!
06-28-2007, 03:53 AM
Maryann this looks exciting and you sure did have a heap of fun painting this beauty hey..:)
As I was reading your description and looking at your painting, I am thinking hey I could try that..:D
06-28-2007, 09:27 AM
You are my champion JJ! You got me through my first ever WIP post to Wetcanvas. If you do give some of these methods a go, make sure you PM me to tell me where you posted, I don't want miss out!
06-28-2007, 07:36 PM
06-28-2007, 08:45 PM
Lovely and beautiful. Or, beautifully lovely. Nice painting.
06-28-2007, 11:54 PM
Thank You...it seems the + gal is a little slow, glad you stopped by.:wave:
06-29-2007, 06:18 AM
Hey Hp, Way to go! You are growing by leaps & bounds. The composition is very on this. That rose is yummy! I am glad you are having such a great time with this.
I did try a pour. It was fun, but I didn't use a transparent, *It was for the sea) So it looks thick. But yours is nifty & a perfect match for your pic.
06-29-2007, 11:21 AM
Thanks for the description of how you did this. It sounds like an interesting approach. It really came out lovely!!!
06-29-2007, 12:39 PM
This turned out beautiful!! And thanks for sharing your procedure. Something new to try!
06-29-2007, 12:40 PM
Great creativity and probably stepping out of your comfort zone a little. Now that is artistic expressions. I am glad you had fun with this, it turned out beautiful!!
06-29-2007, 01:55 PM
SoutherOhio--thank you for the reassurance on the composition, I debated a crop becuase I really want to frame it, but I think I'll leave it alone. :)
Joan T and Lilbelle--I'm glad you appreciated reading about how I did this. I love learning about how folks achieve their art, and if a person was influenced by another, to know who.
wtrclorgrl--I'm gonna send you a PM re. a possible meet of Washington members at Daniel Smith in Seattle on July 23. Don't know the time yet. I believe LauraD is working on the details. More info will be forthcoming so don't disapear on us!
As for stepping out of my comfort zone...Nooo, actually this was more like..."creating an evaluation" of what I've learned so far and being able to..."paint with command" of what I've learned. Like a test.
06-29-2007, 03:47 PM
:D HP, I would love the details, feel free to PM me anytime. Since I am learning alot right now I love to see what others are doing and how they come across there ideas. Just like others here, I run my own business and am an artist on the side....with very little time, so I would love to go if my work schedule allows!! I look forward to learning more from y'all....I do everytime I read the forums!!:D
06-30-2007, 02:56 PM
That's really cool. Usually I am not to keen on florals, but I really like this.
I just thought I would share this, I am reading a book right now by Claudia Nice on keeping a sketchbook using pen and wash. One of the things she does is the same thing with ferns and leaves. She got some good results.
07-01-2007, 04:24 PM
All the elements and media come together nicely. Lovely work!
07-01-2007, 04:50 PM
Maryann, love the balance of colours used between the background and the rose. Never tried a pour but wonder if the same effect could be achieved with
wet in wet.
07-02-2007, 04:43 PM
beautiful rose, and with the pour and the detail of the pressed ferm, this makes a wonderfully unique piece! Yummy colors.
07-03-2007, 03:44 AM
Thank you. Ya know, it's actually sort of interesting to compare a pour with wet in wet. There actually is a subtle difference. I think a little more granulation and randomness occurs in a pour...it's like..a manifestation of flirting with danger :eek: and yet still soft..
Jen! Thank you for stopping in! Getting a lot out of the photo/painting relationship thread. I actually used one of Laura's (LauraD) photos for this!
Glad you like it, always thrilled when skilled artist show interest and give encouragement.
07-04-2007, 05:52 PM
Beautiful and so very effective.
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