Watercolor Class Landscapes

Posted by on Oct 29, 2012 in Blog, Watercolor | 4 Comments
Watercolor Class Landscapes

These were done during the second class, finished them up at home.

My teacher is kind of a master at wet on wet and making everything look crazy effortless and building up transparent layers. The backgrounds on these are actually in acrylic, a handy trick I never knew about before. After the acrylic dries it is never leaving or moving so you can do anything you want on top of it without mucking up the background. The little white snow is made by flicking toothbrush bristles over the painting.

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  1. Aunt Rosemary
    November 19, 2012

    I am awestruck by how beautiful your recent work is. Also showed Tom who is also such an admirer of your work.
    And what can we say about that birthday present!!! It is perfect!!! Where is your mother going to put it?

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    • Riva
      November 19, 2012

      Thank you both!! I was very excited to give her that present. :) She put it in the living room next to the easel that we have there. The red frame looks good with all the other new red accessories she put in there.

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      • Aunt Rosemary
        November 20, 2012

        I think that is a good place for it. I’m glad it is in a “public” area so we can all admire it when we visit. Now that you have created an iconic image of the two pups…what about using that for another gift for your mom such as note cards? I know she was trying to come up with a Christmas card. Did she do that? Could you add a spring of holly to their collars or something to make them look Christmasy?

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        • Riva
          November 21, 2012

          She did do the Christmas cards with the dogs and used a different photo that I took of them. We did a whole photo shoot for it. Though, I had not thought of taking the two dogs watercolor and putting it on note cards, etc! That is a great idea!! Might have to look into that for Christmas…

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