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~ ... what I have been doing in my little art studio ~

Saturday, March 01, 2014

... I mentioned before that my media of choice for drawing has been graphite and ink. However, I am in the process of learning, with the help of many books & videos, how to paint with watercolor; eventually I want to also learn about acrylic and Gouache.

I bought various sizes of canvas panels and boards . The surface of the canvas had been primed with gesso (primer used before painting) for acrylic and oil painting. When I bought the canvas I was unaware that watercolor paint could not be used on this surface. I went to a local art store to buy some watercolor canvas and I explained to the sales guy that I mistakenly bought the wrong type to canvas. He recommended a product, an absorbent ground, that I could use to re-prime the gessoed surface to prep for watercolors, ink and other media ... this is what I had to buy ... for optimal absorbency I have to apply 5-6 coats... I am on the 5th coat.

I created a color chart with the watercolor's that I have on hand to use as a reference, and to see how the paints look when applied & dried

I experimented a little with watercolor on paper, here are some samples ... I have to practice more on the kiwi ... as you can see I have room to grow, but I am enjoying this. I hope to share a completed work on one of the canvases that I have prepared soon! emoticon

~ Dee emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:

    Your beginning experiments with watercolor are very good. The cherries and flower have wonderful expression and I love the kiwi...Even the apple has character that feeds the eye. Keep up your adventures in art. emoticon

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MEMARE 3/4/2014 10:41PM

    Love your talent. emoticon emoticon emoticon
I'm always in awe of those with such artistic talent.

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TECH1960PS 3/3/2014 2:03PM

    Nice work emoticon

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USMAWIFE 3/1/2014 6:34PM

    You are so talented..

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    Beautiful!! It looks like it will be fun. I want those cherries!! LOL.

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    Those are great!
I've always thought painting would be such a wonderful outlet!

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WOUBBIE 3/1/2014 11:30AM

    You have a natural feel for watercolor! It's very difficult for most people to learn! Beautiful!

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MEEBELO 3/1/2014 11:28AM

    Wow! You, my dear, are talented!

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_RAMONA 3/1/2014 11:08AM

    Dee! You are doig AWESOME already!

Good for you for making room in our life for something that feeds our soul and expresses your 'joie de vivre'. Can't wait to see more of your work!


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-SPIRITSEEKER2- 3/1/2014 10:31AM

    wow - you don't need to practice .. you are great !!! glad you posted

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JACKIE542 3/1/2014 9:52AM

    Love it. have fun! emoticon

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MRS_TOAD 3/1/2014 9:47AM

    Wow! You are certainly talented! Your samples are already beautiful!

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TGRISWOLD9 3/1/2014 12:32AM

  Pretty! I can't wait to see some of your final works!

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