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Old 02-04-2008, 07:44 AM
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February 2008 Easy Wash Techniques Class — HOMEWORK

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This is the place to post your paintings created after viewing Maggie Latham's Class thread in The Learning Zone which you can see here. You can make comments about each other's works and ask questions of one another here. Enjoy.

We are starting off with Ree's excellent paintings.


Here are a couple of paintings done yesterday using Maggie's Technique.

They are small 6"x 8" on hp 140lb Arches

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Old 02-04-2008, 07:48 AM
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Re: Paintings using Maggie Latham "Easy Washes Techniques"

Ree these painting are brilliant. You had better mat and frame them real quick.

I read Maggie's wonderful thread yesterday too, and see that she sure did inspire you big time..

I love how you took her idea and produced these paintings from it. She will be pleased.

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Ree,
Your paintings are beautiful and so wonderfully illustrative of the beauty of watercolors.

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Such lovely paintings using so little color and strokes! I LOVE this technique....would you consider a WIP using this method? Great job!
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HI! Maree, really like the looseness and color combos you achieved. thaks fo sharing this, will have to look into the thread late. Regards, Marianne
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Talk about getting to the essence.

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Very beautifully done!!!
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Ree... your work is absolutely fantastic and a wonderful testament to Maggie's Demo... I read all the way through it this morning... She really did an excellent job of explaining her process...

You, on the other hand, took what you learned and created TWO beautiful paintings!! Well done!
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Maree,

What lovely paintings. Sorry it has taken me so long to comment, but we had the movers here all day. I feel humbled that you took some of my suggestions and went with them. Thank you.

I really like the minimal composition, and yet both paintings speak volumes.

I think Sylvia is going to start a new thread for me (with me) tomorrow where members will be able to post their wash paintings related to my thread. This will be great as it will be interactive.

It is fantastic that we can learn from each other regarding application of washes. I was actually playing around with some different paper tonight, but made such a mess that I am embarrassed to post my efforts!

I really look forward to hearing about your approach to these paintings, as I would like to try to be a little less abstract in my washes and create more recognizable compositions. I am also curious how you chose your colors for the second one.

There are so many wonderful, talented painters on WC that I look forward to us sharing our Wash methods, WIPs and paintings.


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I love both of them. Graet style.

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thank you for doing this! i went onto the thread that featured maggie lathems tech for washes and i am going to try it soon. yours is stunning! klaher
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Re: February 2008 Class HOMEWORK: Easy Wash Techniques

Fabulous tutorial Maggie, you saved my life! I am starting my first class tomorrow as tutor and I am using your tutorial as an ice breaker. Needless to say ours won't be as good, but what a great idea.

A merit point from me too.

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Maggie makes it look so easy!!!!!! Thanks Maggie, I know your tutorial will be a huge help to many of us!

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Re: February 2008 Class HOMEWORK: Easy Wash Techniques

Hi...JJ... Sylvia...Darla...Marianne... Jen...Srishti...Char... Maggie...Carl...and Klaher...thank you all for the wonderful kudos...very much appreciated

Special thanks to Sylvia and Maggie for getting together and turning the thread into a Homework thread...can't wait to see what you all do...

Darla...a wip, hey? Hmmm...not sure how I could manage to snap a pic and keep painting at the same time!!!

Maggie...I do hope you try HP again, love to see what you can achieve

The colours that I chose, more or less chose me, love two colour combos, especially Burnt Sienna and Ultramarine Blue which I used for painting #2 and Diox Purple and Gamboge for #1

The process...I started out with an image in my head...then drop in the colours and watch what happens...I look for dark areas that I can develop into something that resembles what I had in mind but it doesn't always work out the same as my initial image...hopefully it's recognizable to everyone else...
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Re: February 2008 Class HOMEWORK: Easy Wash Techniques

Ree,

All the thanks should go to Sylvia, as she did all the work on changing the threads!

Burnt Sienna and French ultramarine....I think I’ll try those together... they look really nice in your panting. Isn’t that the most fun and best part…dropping in the colors and letting the paint make it’s own journey. I am always fascinated when two colors don’t want to mix well together….especially some of the more opaque colors…and I love it when Cerulean granulates and settles in the crevices of textured paper.

I am learning so much myself by having to think about how I am painting to write it up in the learning thread……

Hope to see more of your work soon,

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