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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Line and Wash

Line and Watercolor Wash
14"x10"
Results of pastels were not very encouraging, I will have to work more on them.Meanwhile I tried another technique which is new to me.The painting above was first done in waterproof ink and then painted in light washes of watercolor.Though I still veered more towards my usual watercolor here, the colors should have been lighter..especially on the left side....I know!

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  1. It has a wonderful look, the combination of paint and pen. A very illustrative quality.

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    1. Thank you Tony, it was a first,too.I hope I would get better if I kept doing it.

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  2. Pish posh, lighter? I think it's perfect. Moody and atmospheric. :)

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    1. You are so sweet, Crystal..I still think its not good enough!Thank you.

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  3. This is nice Arti, your pastel painting was also pretty good for a start. In pastels, it might help to begin with 3 shades of the same color of hard pastels (nupastels are good) and do a few monochromatic drawings. That way you will gain control and understanding very quickly. Also, "Pastels" by Daniel Greene is a great reference. You may find it at your local library.

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    1. Thanks for the tips Urmi.I guess I will study more about pastels before attempting more!I got myself 7 shades of winsor and newton pastels.the 12 or 24 boxes were from some unknown companies so I was not sure about the quality.These W and N pastels sell loose in that shop.May be later I would add more shades.

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  4. I think this is beautiful, Arti. What a perfect little world this is and oh how I would love to live in that house.

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    1. Thank you Sherry.English countryside is beautiful and yes, I would love to live here,too.

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  5. As an encouraging mum, if I can say so myself, I had a nice time recently with my two kids to decorate their room in our new house that we just moved into. There were lots of the children's art work, made at home and school, that we happily put on the wall.
    Then we spent time together sitting in front of the iMac and looked through the big collection of digital images that Wahooart had for their customers to select from and have printed as canvas prints. The kids together chose this painting for their room, Ivan Horse by Edmund Dulac, that we ordered online to have delivered to our new house.

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