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 > Acrylics
User Name
Password
Register Mark Forums Read

Salute to our Partners
WC! Sponsors

Our Sponsors
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1   Report Bad Post  
Old 07-10-2008, 02:38 PM
patriciabuon's Avatar
patriciabuon patriciabuon is offline
New Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 15
 
How to paint rain

I'm working on an acrylic painting of a flower market in the rain. There is an awning over the flowers and I want the rain pouring off the edges of the canvas. My idea is to superimpose trickles of almost transparent paint cascading from the edges of the canvas awning. Any suggestions about how I can get multiple tiny rivulets of water flowing down my canvas so I can drop the paint into them and let it trickle down the surface? I know it can be done - I've seen it in the work of Barclay Sheaks - but don't know how he did it.
  #2   Report Bad Post  
Old 07-10-2008, 08:25 PM
CamiTampa's Avatar
CamiTampa CamiTampa is offline
Veteran Member
Riverview, Florida
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 815
 
Hails from United States
Re: How to paint rain

Quote:
My idea is to superimpose trickles of almost transparent paint cascading from the edges of the canvas awning
.

Sounds like a good idea to me.
Cami
__________________
My Artwork : http://camitampa.googlepages.com/home
  #3   Report Bad Post  
Old 07-10-2008, 09:55 PM
amotwell's Avatar
amotwell amotwell is offline
Veteran Member
Georgia, USA
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 905
 
Hails from United States
Re: How to paint rain

With a spray bottle? Would that work? Just spray and spray until it drips?

I'd probably do it a little differently, though. I'd lie my canvas flat, put some water droplets on it, add the pigment, and then tilt it so the droplets flowed down the canvas. I'd start with a few, keeping in mind you can always add more (and more liquid to the ones you already have if they're still damp) if needed.

If you don't have an eye dropper, you can get fairly good control with a straw.

Good luck however you decide to do it!
__________________

C&C welcome and appreciated!
Angela Micheli Otwell

my website
  #4   Report Bad Post  
Old 07-11-2008, 01:11 AM
*Violet*'s Avatar
*Violet* *Violet* is offline
A Local Legend
Ontario, Canada
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 6,184
 
Hails from Canada
Re: How to paint rain

interesting question and interesting suggestions !! ... when you do do it, however you choose to do it, will you post it here to show us and tell us what you did ???? ...
__________________
“The way to discover (creative) secrets is to be a student of your own efforts.” (Robert Genn)”
Please feel free to view my artistic efforts at http://akaviolet.wordpress.com

  #5   Report Bad Post  
Old 07-11-2008, 09:38 AM
patriciabuon's Avatar
patriciabuon patriciabuon is offline
New Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 15
 
Re: How to paint rain

Thanks folks. In the end I got a liner brush well loaded with a mix of white paint, water and medium (heavy on the water and medium, light on the paint) and trickled it down the canvas - thanks CamiTampa. I decided on that technique because I needed a good bit of control. A am going to try the spray bottle idea too on another piece when I can allow a bit more free form. The flower market is almost finished and I will post it when it is - and when I work out how to put a picture into this forum.
  #6   Report Bad Post  
Old 07-11-2008, 01:16 PM
*Violet*'s Avatar
*Violet* *Violet* is offline
A Local Legend
Ontario, Canada
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 6,184
 
Hails from Canada
Re: How to paint rain

again ... hope you'll post it here !! ... ... that way we won't miss it !!
__________________
“The way to discover (creative) secrets is to be a student of your own efforts.” (Robert Genn)”
Please feel free to view my artistic efforts at http://akaviolet.wordpress.com

  #7   Report Bad Post  
Old 07-12-2008, 11:30 PM
patriciabuon's Avatar
patriciabuon patriciabuon is offline
New Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 15
 
Re: How to paint rain

The painting is finished and I have tried to post it but get the message that the file hasn't come through every time I try to upload it. Any suggestions about what I may be doing wrong?
  #8   Report Bad Post  
Old 07-12-2008, 11:32 PM
~~Kathleen ~~Kathleen is offline
Immortalized
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 4,254
 
Hails from Bolivia
Re: How to paint rain

If you want send it to me, and I'll post it for you!
~~Kathleen
ptunys@gmail.com
  #9   Report Bad Post  
Old 07-13-2008, 11:06 PM
patriciabuon's Avatar
patriciabuon patriciabuon is offline
New Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 15
 
Re: How to paint rain

  #10   Report Bad Post  
Old 07-13-2008, 11:21 PM
*Violet*'s Avatar
*Violet* *Violet* is offline
A Local Legend
Ontario, Canada
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 6,184
 
Hails from Canada
Re: How to paint rain

wow ... looks fabulous !! ... would love to see a close up ... were you pleased with the results? ... again, looks fabulous in this small version ...
__________________
“The way to discover (creative) secrets is to be a student of your own efforts.” (Robert Genn)”
Please feel free to view my artistic efforts at http://akaviolet.wordpress.com

  #11   Report Bad Post  
Old 07-13-2008, 11:35 PM
~~Kathleen ~~Kathleen is offline
Immortalized
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 4,254
 
Hails from Bolivia
Re: How to paint rain

This is absolutely Fabulous!: thumbsup:
~~Kathleen
(Who wonders what did you do to get the rain?)
  #12   Report Bad Post  
Old 07-14-2008, 01:20 AM
Eraethil's Avatar
Eraethil Eraethil is offline
A Local Legend
Edmonton, where summer is just a couple of bad weeks of skating.
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 5,588
 
Hails from Canada
Re: How to paint rain

Beautiful effect!
__________________
Comments and critique actively sought and much appreciated!
Rick. . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pigment storm . . . watch the paint fly!
  #13   Report Bad Post  
Old 07-14-2008, 02:10 AM
chammi kaiser's Avatar
chammi kaiser chammi kaiser is offline
WC! Guide
Germany
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 15,635
 
Hails from Germany
Re: How to paint rain

This is really terrific and the rain pouring down the canopy has really worked. Well done.
__________________
Chammi

My Blog/WIP's and Tips: Chammi's Art Escapades
My website: chammi-kaiser.de
  #14   Report Bad Post  
Old 07-14-2008, 09:30 AM
patriciabuon's Avatar
patriciabuon patriciabuon is offline
New Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 15
 
Re: How to paint rain

Thanks everyone - especially Kathleen for putting the picture up for me. Kathleen - I got the rain dripping effect by making a very loose wash of 50/50% water and medium and some white paint (not a lot). I then dribbled the drips down with a very fine rigger loaded with this mix so it dripped on in small drops which I then dragged downwards - all with a very light touch.

My other work can be seen at www.flickr.com/photos/patriciabuon
  #15   Report Bad Post  
Old 07-14-2008, 07:22 PM
amotwell's Avatar
amotwell amotwell is offline
Veteran Member
Georgia, USA
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 905
 
Hails from United States
Re: How to paint rain

Beautiful!
__________________

C&C welcome and appreciated!
Angela Micheli Otwell

my website

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 12:26 AM.


© 2014 F+W All rights reserved.