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Old 06-28-2015, 11:46 PM
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This is so pretty, Linda!!!! I love Lilacs! A lovely use of Gouache, different v values in the flowers which give a beautiful look!

Our Landlord cut down our Lilac tree, which I loved, but it was trying to grow through our second story window. I miss it.

Try resizing it a bit smaller using an editing program, or programs from your camera or computer. Here are uploading instructions from the Learning Zone.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/show...errerid=134492

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This is a reply to Rozzi, Ros regarding the white flowers on toned paper.

I like it. Very nice. A question; your signature looks like it was "stamped" vs signed? yes? no? I have a horrible signature and was considering doing that for my paintings to make them look better.

Is this considered ok to do ?
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Although we haven't heard from Ros yet, I'll go out on a limb and say that most artists personally sign their work, and most also sign the back as well. If you aren't happy with your signature, practice a simplified version so that it is easily recognizable, and there's no reason why your signature can't be printed..... printing is can be very nice looking.

Here is a Link as to how many Members sign their work.

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Sorry for the late reply. I typed 2 posts yesterday and lost them. Wetcanvas wouldn't let me post?
Gayle, this is a stamp. It's in a journal so I do what I like there but I often forget to sign before I post. Images get shared around the net so I should try to remember. I do sign my "proper" paintings though. Usually fairly inconspicuously in a colour already used. I'm not into the bright red Alvaro type sig.
You can sign your name anyway you like - pencil, pen, paint. Try practicing with a small brush with a good point, the quicker the better. 20 or 30 times and you'll have it.

Alex, Persick and Linda, great paintings from all of you. Sorry, I did comment individually but lost all the posts.

BTW, I downloaded James Gurney's video yesterday but haven't had a chance to look at more than 10 mins of it yet. He is amazing.
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Thank you, Doug, Margarete, Ros.

New one ("Before thunderstorm"):



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Alex, delightful! The reflections in the water take my breath away!!!!

You are so prolific, lucky for us!!!

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Alex, that is simply stunning!
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Margarete, Ros, thank you.

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Alex, that is outstanding!

The only thing that caught my eye were the "sky-holes" in the tree - not the same purple as the other sky and a higher value?

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So this is where the gouache painters hang out? Glad I found it. I'm a big fan of James Gurney and decided to give it a try after watching his latest video.

I've been a lurker here forever, only posting rarely.

I did an Appalachian Trail thru-hike last year (2100+ miles) and took hundreds of photos - tryting to use them as inspiration now. This is a typical shelter along the AT. Damp and dark and mouse-infested, but home for the night...

Holbein gouache on watercolor paper, about 5x7 inches:



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Sam, Welcome! We are privileged to have you join Gouache Corner!

A trip of a lifetime through one of the most beautiful places on Earth... how lucky you are... and photos to remember the trip + painting opportunities! Wow!

I'm drawn to the cabin, excellent work, ramshackle looking (love the stones supporting the cabin), but one can tell there have been many visitors there!

However, I would suggest a greater value range and a thicker application of Gouache in places especially in the forest setting. Adding darker values judiciously will create greater depth especially when placed against the lights. It will shine then. The cabin is super, but, again using more darks, indicate where a door or window may be... not detailed, just an indication. You will have nailed it then!!!!

Again, welcome to Gouache Corner, and we hope to see more of your work, it will be a thrill to see!

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Thanks Margarete - you're right about not enough darks - I've had that criticism before.

I wondered if people who did not know what an AT shelter looked like would understand that it is three sided, with an open fourth side. The painting is looking into the dark interior through the open side. So no doors or windows. Guess I lack the skill to make that clear!

But I hope it is recognizable to another hiker!

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Sam, I see it now!!! A little dark in the corners and some indication of the boards near where the light hits, is all it needs?

I'm even more impressed now!

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Welcome to the Gouache Corner Sam.

Wow! The Appalachian Trail I read the books on an AT through hike and also the Pacific Crest Path and followed them on Google maps, identifying their stopping off points at Post Offices to collect supplies etc.

I look forward to seeing your photos. Why not upload a few to the Reference Image Library?

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Welcome to the Gouache Corner Sam.

Wow! The Appalachian Trail I read the books on an AT through hike and also the Pacific Crest Path and followed them on Google maps, identifying their stopping off points at Post Offices to collect supplies etc.

I look forward to seeing your photos. Why not upload a few to the Reference Image Library?

Doug

When I said I had a few hundred photos, it was a large understatement - I have a little over 1900. Nowadays, with digital cameras, there is no cost to take another photo - and no added weight! The hike took 5 months and five days, so that's about a dozen photos a day, not too bad.

So I tried adding the shelter photo to the reference library. If this works I'll add a few more (but not 1900!).

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