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Changing colours

September 24th, 2016

Changing colours

It was a lot of fun changing the colours of my original painting using an APP "Pencil Sketch" . I was playing with it to create a HOLE IN ONE card for my friend.

Watercolour Ground

September 18th, 2016

Have used watercolour ground from De Serres on canvas to paint watercolour. Their stuff is not as smooth as that produced by Daniel Smith and is good to paint rocks etc. Pre-treated surface is less receptive to watercolour and glazing has to be applied when one layer is fully dry, otherwise the colour will spread outside the boundary you want it to remain.

Having experimented painting on watercolour grounded canvas and watercolour grounded panels, I prefer the latter. It is easier to apply the ground onto panel as it is flatter and can carry the ground more evenly. (My Welcome Spring painting of tulips was done that way). All in all, I still prefer painting on paper wrapped around canvas (see my Living Water #2 painting)

Experimenting watercolour on new surface

May 25th, 2015

Have lately tried to paint on watercolour ground on Board. Finished 2 paintings using that method and found it very enjoyable and lots of fun. I used a lot of spray, and added layers on layers. It was easy to change, unlike painting on paper. The extremely flat surface also gives lots of freedom. See my two paintings done that way: Welcome Spring 1 & 2