WetCanvas
Home Member Services Content Areas Tools Info Center WC Partners Shop Help
Channels:
Search for:
in:

Welcome to the WetCanvas forums. You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions, articles and access our other FREE features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload your own photos and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please visit our help center.

Go Back   WetCanvas > Explore Media > Watermedia
User Name
Password
Register Mark Forums Read

Salute to our Partners
WC! Sponsors

Our Sponsors
Reply  
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1   Report Bad Post  
Old 07-30-2016, 10:06 PM
KreativeK's Avatar
KreativeK KreativeK is offline
Moderator
Big Spring,Texas
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 25,345
 
Hails from United States
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
C&C welcome
__________________
My Site My Blog
Kay
Moderator for: Watermedia; Abstract/Contemporary
Reply With Quote
  #2   Report Bad Post  
Old 07-31-2016, 12:43 AM
tuscanny's Avatar
tuscanny tuscanny is online now
Moderator
Standerton
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 9,191
 
Hails from South Africa
Re: Tree Tapestry ~ Tutorial on how to rework a failed painting

Very innovative!
__________________
Christel
Reply With Quote
  #3   Report Bad Post  
Old 07-31-2016, 01:09 AM
maryinasia's Avatar
maryinasia maryinasia is offline
A WC! Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 12,362
 
Re: Tree Tapestry ~ Tutorial on how to rework a failed painting

Cool!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #4   Report Bad Post  
Old 07-31-2016, 06:52 AM
HarvestMoon's Avatar
HarvestMoon HarvestMoon is offline
A WC! Legend
Texas
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 23,510
 
Hails from United States
Re: Tree Tapestry ~ Tutorial on how to rework a failed painting

You are amazing!
__________________
Harvest Moon 🐐
Reply With Quote
  #5   Report Bad Post  
Old 07-31-2016, 06:52 PM
lalflen's Avatar
lalflen lalflen is offline
Enthusiast
Michigan
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 1,218
 
Hails from United States
Re: Tree Tapestry ~ Tutorial on how to rework a failed painting

Awesome! Looks like the couple in the original painting are stepping into the landscape. How cool!
__________________
Happy Painting
Linda

http://lalflen.wordpress.com/
Reply With Quote
  #6   Report Bad Post  
Old 08-12-2016, 11:32 PM
Bumpa's Avatar
Bumpa Bumpa is offline
Lord of the Arts
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 2,809
 
Hails from Australia
Re: Tree Tapestry ~ Tutorial on how to rework a failed painting

Great save!
really liken the result, vibrant and punchy
Reply With Quote
  #7   Report Bad Post  
Old 06-05-2017, 05:27 PM
clode's Avatar
clode clode is offline
Enthusiast
France
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 1,177
 
Hails from France
Re: Tree Tapestry ~ Tutorial on how to rework a failed painting

Yesss!
__________________
http://aquableu32.fr/wp
Reply With Quote
  #8   Report Bad Post  
Old 07-14-2017, 09:12 AM
KreativeK's Avatar
KreativeK KreativeK is offline
Moderator
Big Spring,Texas
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 25,345
 
Hails from United States
Re: Tree Tapestry ~ Tutorial on how to rework a failed painting

Thank you all!
__________________
My Site My Blog
Kay
Moderator for: Watermedia; Abstract/Contemporary
Reply With Quote
  #9   Report Bad Post  
Old 07-15-2017, 04:27 AM
clode's Avatar
clode clode is offline
Enthusiast
France
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 1,177
 
Hails from France
Re: Tree Tapestry ~ Tutorial on how to rework a failed painting

I never dared to do that ... personally I often spent the whole table with sandpaper and put gesso everywhere .. before doing anything else but I discovered that this way of doing under- Underlying the original colors and animate the new paint
Thanks for this tutorial!
__________________
http://aquableu32.fr/wp
Reply With Quote
  #10   Report Bad Post  
Old 08-10-2017, 08:53 AM
KreativeK's Avatar
KreativeK KreativeK is offline
Moderator
Big Spring,Texas
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 25,345
 
Hails from United States
Re: Tree Tapestry ~ Tutorial on how to rework a failed painting

Yes, I do these a lot, and thanks for looking and commenting.
__________________
My Site My Blog
Kay
Moderator for: Watermedia; Abstract/Contemporary
Reply With Quote

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:59 AM.


© 2014 F+W All rights reserved.