This topic contains 6 replies, has 5 voices, and was last updated by  Lora 6 months, 2 weeks ago.

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  • #527

    Lora
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    @loracrawford

    Well I’m posting this so others with my problem will hopefully won’t feel alone. I was unable to do this in 30 minutes. I’m just not experienced enough, but sure wish I could be much looser with my painting. I’ll keep practicing! I don’t do well trying to hurry…I forget important things like I accidentally painted all the dark tree parts first instead of leaving space for lighter leaves…I am glad I tried. It took me over an hour and that was with me hurrying and not thinking real hard. I didn’t do any sketching so that’s why my figures ended up with long torsos LOL

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    judy
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    @judyr

    Great job on this, Lora! Your figures are really well done, the colors are fresh and the water is lovely. Depending on the paper you’ve used, you could lift out some color for highlights.

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    Fifi
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    @fionafrazer

    Lovely – your color choices are excellent, and I think the woman’s hat is great.

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  • #547

    Robert
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    @robert

    This is very nice! you captured that lighting perfectly.. No worries about the time.. Thanks for sharing

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  • #550

    Lora
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    @loracrawford

    Thanks everyone for the kind words! It would’ve looked better if I hadn’t rushed through it (an hour is rushing for me LOL). It takes me forever to mix colors, too!

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    Margaret
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    @margaretmartin

    I think you did a great job, Lora! Your colours are really nice and lighting is spot on. As Judy said, if you are using decent paper, you can lift out highlights. Despite popular belief, watercolour “misses” can be fixed. Also, speed will come with practice. Keep at it. 😀

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  • #558

    Lora
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    @loracrawford

    Thanks so much Margaret! Capturing the light just right was a happy accident I believe!
    If this was more than just an exercise, I would definitely work on it more, but I hate the tree so much (I’ve done much better!) I set it aside 🙂

    I use what my artist grandmother used…Strathmore 140 lb Cold and it does really well. However, I got a Visual Journal from Amazon that has this same paper, but it’s not the same at all! I did an elephant painting from the safari challenge and that journal paper didn’t take the paint well at all! I had to keep blending and blending. So I definitely see the merits of good paper! It was so frustrating!
    Thanks for the encouragement 🙂

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