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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Rough Hare!

7x10
3rd Painting

7x10 
2nd painting

Bought the rough paper for the first time.Usually I prefer NOT or Cold Pressed.
First painting was a failure as I tried to paint in the same way as I did on a NOT. Disheartened at first, I tried to loosen up a bit more and painted another one.The bottom one. All wet-in -wet and fresh; no going back and correcting.The result was not bad and today I tried one more- the  painting on the top is the one- and I like the freshness of it.
Don't use rough paper if you like small details.It works best with wet in wet technique where you do not care about details and the all that matters is the final impact.

8 comments:

  1. The eyes are so eye catching. Love the way they stand out in the rest of the loose style.

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    1. Thank you Asit, when you work on a specific subject and paint it a lot of times, a 'style' emerges on its own.Now I believe this looseness is my style, because I like working this way even when I am not thinking!

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  2. These are great. The faces seem to emerge out of a mist or as seen through a slightly patterned glass.

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    1. I recently started going all loose, not reworking anything- and I am liking it.Glad you like these pieces, Tony.

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  3. What a lovely and fanny rabits, great watercolors, congratulations.

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  4. The eyes are just exquisite and I so love the soft edges, Arti. These would be beautiful matted and framed for a baby's room!

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    1. The eyes are the focal point of these loosely painted animals.Happy to know that you think they would look good on kids room- I have painted them for my Etsy shop!

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