Friday, February 26, 2010

Still Exploring...or Having Fun

Click for larger view. Exploring ideas for a larger painting

You would think I would know better!

I soaked my 18" x 24" watercolor paper and stapled it to foam core (Double layer), thinking that the double layer would hold it. Wrong. The double layer wasn't strong enough to keep the watercolor paper from bending and creasing the foam core as it dried. The problem is that I don't have a piece of Gator Board that large. Gator Board is like Foam Core but very strong. It will hold staples quite well and can be used many times. I was thinking of just taping the paper to a piece of bathroom wall masonite, which makes a nice, cheap board for painting on. No, mabe not. Taping watercolor paper to a board is a pain and it usually lifts. I will just go and buy some Gator Board and be done with it Must be getting late, I rambling.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Getting Started

Click image to view larger. Exploring how to paint this subject.
I believe a lot of getting anything done is just —starting it...hard to practice. :)
This is my thought for Boston Common Ducks color values...may change.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Flower Fantasy Show

I picked up my New Member Show paintings and found out that my Flower Fantasy Show painting Yard Roses was juried in...great. Sad to hear that 100 other artists were noi.:(

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Picking up paintings today

Today I am taking a trip to the RIWS to pick up my paintings from the Artist Member's Show.
I forgot to write down the number of my painting that I submitted to the Flower Fantasy Show, which starts next week—Feb 21-Mar 12. The ones that got acceptrd were listed on the web by number. I could call, but it will be fun to ask when I get there. Did I say fun? Actually I believe it is one of my less labored paintings (tgp). I hope nobody buys it because a lot of people like it and I might give it as a gift??
Actually, it is hard to give a painting away. Do they like it? Are they being nice? Too much pressure—just pick one you like!
2:00 am and finished with other work. :(

Monday, February 8, 2010

Boston Common Ducks

This is the start of a large watercolor painting. I am posting this as a way of forcing myself to jump in and tackle it.

Thinking of a Turner landscape

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Some papers take the paint in a different way. In art school, one of our assignments was to get 10 or more different types of paper and paint some watercolor on them. It was to show us that paper can make a big difference.

Monday, February 1, 2010

New Show--Flower Fantasy

RIWS is now accepting entries to their Flower Fantasy Theme. I am submitting my Yard Roses.
Yard Roses