My local portrait group are having an exhibition next month titled “unsung heroes”, so I painted my cousin who used to be a reserve firefighter and then became a paramedic.
Started with wet in wet hoping for some character but just left me with fuzzy edges. 436C1313-6416-4BD9-B0A5-02033C981E9D View
Thanks so much! I love admiring botanical paintings, but rarely have the patience to follow through with them. I was totally in the zone that night, time flew by. It’s definitely one of the pieces I’m most proud of.
I’m glad you commented on this painting, Sandra. I posted it as a case study for adding depth and generating dynamics in practically one step – by adding dark blue area that follows torsion of the koi.
Great question M. There is toned paper that will take light washes and one that will take it all. The Stillman & Birn Nova series will take light washes although that’s still a test I have to perform on their paper for the reviews I’m doing. Strathmore has two weights, the lighter weight paper will possibly take light washes, but if I wanted to…[Read more]
Thanks so much, Jennifer! I was just at the art supply store yesterday (25% off sale, only happens 2x a year) and purchased some great items, but couldn’t find any toned wc paper. I see now it’s because I wasn’t looking in mixed media papers. Thank you for the links, really appreciate that, will check them out! : ))
I’m in love with painting glass lately too. Thanks so much for the compliment Jill. Toned paper is a lot of fun, it makes you think about which color you should use as the background isn’t just white (obviously, lol)
Lovely painting Fantine! There are ways to flatten the paper again: carefully wetting the back side of the paper and placing it under and on top of a flat surface (like an archival matte board) then adding weights on top. Of course, you should protect the front and back surface so there’s no transfer of colour or impressions. You might also try…[Read more]
Thanks a lot! My goal is to achieve hyper-realistic level of painting. But I still need to put a lot of efforts to reach there. I enjoy especially fur painting! But I never could do it with watercolor 🙂
Artwork uploaded by artists on this site are the copyrights of their respective owners. Do not use without the artist’s permission. DOODLEWASH is a registered trademark of Storywize, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Want to say hi and connect? Do you make lovely things with watercolor and want to be featured in the next Guest Artist post?! Great! Not sure, just feel the need to say something? Awesome! Just fill out the form below!