Saturday, February 4, 2012

WCpaper 300lb. rough, 140 rough

On a runaway horse called Watercolor Painting.

Another day experimenting with various papers.  Yes my blogger friends you are all so correct about different papers  and their affect on wc painting.
Once again Miller's Pond painted on 350lb. rough. The second is actually a still life from memory. This was the set up on Wednesday at the library. The second was painted on 140lb. rough.

I'm actually enjoying all of these failed attempts, no longer playing safe and enjoying the adventure into the wonderful world watercolor.

25 comments:

  1. I was going to try and say which I like best, but they both are great.

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    1. Thank you so much Douglas. I will be visiting your blog soon.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  2. I love the sparkle in the still life! I tried a new paper with Gretchen. It is Cheap Joe's 300# Kilimanjaro Paper in Natural cold press. Worked well at lower cost! Enjoy the fun of stepping outside your comfort zone - I admire your versatility.

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    1. Hi Trudy,

      Thank you, will try Cheap Joe's paper.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  3. Both are lovely! I love that loose, fluid look that is possible with watercolor. I don't think they are failed attempts at all!

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    1. Hi Virginia,

      Thank you so much for your encouraging words.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  4. Hi there Joan!... Not at all "failed" in my humble opinion Joan! Both are lovely... fresh and well developed studies/sketches/paintings... call them whatever you wish!

    Your courage and growing familiarity with the papers and their "idiosyncracies" will do nothing more than to further develop your control and understanding of this marvellous medium!

    Good Watercolouring!
    Warmest regards,
    Bruce

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    1. Dear Bruce,

      How right you are, loving all of it, and will always enjoy the challenge.

      Thank you Bruce,
      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  5. Hi Joanie,

    My immediate thought when I saw your still life was sparkle. Just beautiful! I love the looseness and color of Miller's Pond. Both fantastic.

    Sue

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    1. Hi Suzy,

      Thank you, looking for your new post, you are doing some really fine work.

      Joanie

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  6. I stopped by the yesterday, but didn't have time to leave a comment. I don't think these are failures at all. The landscape looks fine to me. The still life needs a bit of definition on the plant and the lemon in the foreground. That's it. Joan, your perfectionism is showing. We artists have to watch out for that nasty beast.

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    1. HI Linda,

      Thank you for the heads up on the perfectionism, Thank you for the support.

      Joan

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  7. I love the looseness on the still life, Joan!! It seems like you're getting better with every painting.! Well done.

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    1. Hi Hilda,

      Thank you so much for the encouragement.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  8. I agree with both above my friend. They are certainly not failures, the opposite actually. Well done Joan, especially with the still life, i love it.
    I have just bought myself a new computer, so things probably will be upm and down for a while. All the best Joan.
    Vic.

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    1. Hi Vic,

      Thank you my friend. My son has arrived from Florida. I just want to thank you for the support. Good luck with you new computer and I did get Brian Ryders dvd. Will email you soon.

      all the best to you,
      Joan

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  9. Hi Joan. I love both of these but the landscape is my favourite. A fabulous loose painting ... very Ron Ranson, in terms of the overall looseness and colour choices, but with your own style. Any snow on Long Island yet, or have you New Yorkers had enough this year and sent it all to use? LOL. Best wishes, Michael.

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    1. Hi Michael,
      Thank you , so happy to see you back and blogging again. We are about to get a dusting of snow this afternoon. Do hope you are enjoying your winter wonderland.

      all the best to you,
      Joan

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  10. Hello Joan! Thanks for being interested in my blog! Your waterpaintings are beautiful. The colors you've used in the last Millers Pond are so nice. Love your work:)

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    1. Hi renate,

      Thank you for the lovely compliment and your blog is lovely. I will be returning shortly.

      all the best to you,
      Joan

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  11. Both of these are wonderful Joan, and I really like the way you are experimenting with different papers. I have stuck with the same paper for ages and you'd made me realise I really ought to try different ones. :)

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    1. HI John,

      Thank you so much for the lovely compliment. Oh yes John, do try different papers. Very exciting. You will love the adventure.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  12. Love them both and they don't look like failures to me Joan. Lovely work. How do you get such accuracy when drawing from memory..it's perfect.

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  13. love the top one of miller's pond .

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