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Old 07-30-2016, 10:06 PM
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Tree Tapestry ~ Tutorial on how to rework a failed painting

15x11 mixed watermedia done today. In this step by step I am showing how to rework what I considered a failed painting into a landscape. It doesn't take too long to find a bad painting you want to improve upon and this one done in 2009 of a Victorian couple was no exception (a WetCanvas endeavor). After deciding to do trees the rest was obliterating the background, first with gouache to see how it would look, then filling in with various Montana acrylic markers. A black marker and Caran D'Ache watersoluble wax crayons were used last to accent and punch up the composition. Very little of the original is now visible except in left foreground and within the tree trunks, branches, and limbs. See the other steps below from beginning to finished version

BEFORE a watercolor titled Strolling

First step: Drawing or sketching with black Tombow brush pen over the work; you have to ignore what is under it

Second step: Covering background with white gouache and Coastal Fog (Cheap Joe's). Don't give up at this stage just keep fingers crossed and keep on until there is nothing else you can do to it
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