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Friday, August 9, 2013

Black Sheep in Watercolor

"Not Sheepish..."
10"x 8"
Last afternoon's work...I am still looking for a perfect plan to handle animals with fur- but that hasn't happened yet.Till then it's 'trial and error 'method. Even this piece was brought back from the brink of disaster- just in time!
This black faced sheep looks quite confident, not 'sheepish' at all!
By the way, this painting was done on a new paper that I ordered recently, Hahnemuhle Anniversary Watercolour Block 425 gsm.I have used this brand for the first time- and I must admit it was a great paper to work with.Textured, but did not 'drink' the paint like some others do.I think I am in love with this paper.Just hope they keep producing it.

I am kinda stuck with this purple- need to experiment more.Can anyone suggest a Blue to try?I have cerulean, Ultramarine(green shade),Turquoise,Cobalt deep for now- anything else that I should try? All suggestions welcome.

6 comments:

  1. Arti, portraits, animals...I do think everything you attempt turns to gold.

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    1. Sherry you are so kind :) I am short on reference pictures for portraits so I am painting animals- don't need to ask for permission;)

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  2. Oh, you ARE experimenting... new paper and new techniques both on the same piece! I admire that! Arti, this looks amazing. I think the new experiment is going to be wonderfully successful!

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    1. Experiments are fun!Sometime an entire new style emerges with a new paper! I bought this paper just as an afterthought-' lets try that,too'- kind of thing...and it turned out great.SO far I am not sure which is my favorite paper but this one and Saunders Waterford ( more than 140 lb as I don't like to stretch my paper)suit my style well.Glad you liked the results.

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  3. Gorgeous colors, Arti...this sheep is beautifully painted....!!!
    Also, go to http://www.totoboboartistmask.com/ wonderful info!!!

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    1. Thanks Hilda.I had also looked at totobobo ,but was not sure if it would be comfortable to wear for long hours.Then I found an alternative which was roughly the same price and promised results as good. (VOGMASK Microfiber Filtering Mask)I bought that instead and I am using it with pastels- so far its doing good enough and its soft and gentle on face.

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