Treated acetate (sometimes called watermedia duralar) is a clear plastic sheet, like a report cover, but it has been treated to take watercolor paint without it beading up. You put the plastic over your picture and try out different options without actually painting on the picture itself.
Ros, my thoughts on looking at your picture were along the same lines as what Violeta said. I saw the hair snd features “floating” in a sea of light values. I don’t know that the whole background needs to be dark, but a strip of dark running behind the figures would help anchor them in the picture plane. Have you ever used treated acetate to try…[Read more]
Taking care of my brushes helps them to have a “Good Hair Day” everyday.
Although I have a coffee mug full of brushes, these are the ones that I turn to every day. From left to right they are: a Silver “Black Velvet” round 8, a Connoisseur 1″ oval wash (also known as a “Cat’s Tongue”), a Silver “Black Velvet” round 12, and an Escoda “Versati…[Read more]
After yesterday’s post, I was looking to see what you were going to do with perspective today. I like that you’ve used a cone shape to bring the top of the glass closer to us, but I can see from the shadow that the glass is actually a cylinder. The colorful sunlight makes for a happy painting!
My family and I were in Italy and were on the Amalfi Coast, walking down from Atrani to Amalfi when we passed some olive trees in the verge between switchbacks on the trail. There were some nice ripe purple-black olives hanging there. My husband wondered aloud what a fresh olive would taste like. He reached up an plucked one and then gallantly…[Read more]
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