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Title: Twisted roots - or when a drawing should be left unpainted!
Post by: linley.plester on September 29, 2017, 04:59:51 AM
Original drawing:
     Watercolour added:
  :'(

There were lots of reasons why I should have left a drawing I was proud of alone...(a) the paper was not suitable for watercolour. (b) the purple fringed lily now stands out awkwardly and the composition is now unbalanced (c) I forgot that the pens I used were not waterproof, so they bled everywhere. The result wasn't unattractive in most places but was a disaster on the heavily shaded roots.
Oh well, we live and learn.
Title: Re: Twisted roots - or when a drawing should be left unpainted!
Post by: mea hamo pena on September 29, 2017, 08:15:39 AM
Linley,

I had that happen to me once, too.  But, in a couple days, it ended up looking good enough to mat and give to a friend who absolutely loved it. I think the paper had buckled a bit but when it dried out, I pressed it and it looked okay.

Good that you got the photo before you added the watercolor, though.

Looking at it on my screen, it actually looks lovely - I loved the muted blurred background.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Twisted roots - or when a drawing should be left unpainted!
Post by: linley.plester on September 29, 2017, 02:10:56 PM
Again,  :thankyou: Mea. I will try pressing it. I know some artists deliberately use non-waterproof ink for their watercolours. I just hadn't planned it on this one!
Title: Re: Twisted roots - or when a drawing should be left unpainted!
Post by: Val on October 01, 2017, 12:57:54 PM
I agree with mea, I really like the w/c effect. I think you lucked out!  O0   This will look lovely matted/framed. Happy accidents do happen sometimes, and I think this is one!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Twisted roots - or when a drawing should be left unpainted!
Post by: linley.plester on October 01, 2017, 02:57:54 PM
Thankyou Val... Maybe I will try a frame.... Hmmmm
Title: Re: Twisted roots - or when a drawing should be left unpainted!
Post by: Val on October 02, 2017, 11:34:39 AM
 :yippee:    Post it if you do..... I know it will look fantastic!  :heeha:
Title: Re: Twisted roots - or when a drawing should be left unpainted!
Post by: Gita on October 10, 2017, 11:18:31 PM
Linley, I like this accidental effect in your painting! I think what matters is if the artist likes overall result !! O0
Title: Re: Twisted roots - or when a drawing should be left unpainted!
Post by: linley.plester on October 11, 2017, 03:35:51 AM
 :thankyou: Gita. You are right of course. I'm currently redrawing the Abandoned Homestead, smaller size, but in much more detail, because I know where the mistakes are. I've gone a bit overboard on the detail... it took me 6 hours to do the foliage on one tree. But it's soothing and satisfying,  and a break from my other painting. I only work on it about once a week when I take it to my local social art class. When Ive finished that I might redo a version of Twisted Roots, because I did love it as just a drawing.
Title: Re: Twisted roots - or when a drawing should be left unpainted!
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on October 11, 2017, 05:52:49 AM
I have to say I like both version very much!!  :clap:
Title: Re: Twisted roots - or when a drawing should be left unpainted!
Post by: linley.plester on October 11, 2017, 02:42:27 PM
 :thankyou: Your support  ( and that of other PB people) always makes me feel so much better about my paintings and sketches. It makes me feel it's worth working on. if there is no-one to see your paintings, then after a while you start to wonder and doubt yourself. :)
Title: Re: Twisted roots - or when a drawing should be left unpainted!
Post by: Val on October 12, 2017, 02:08:59 PM
 :nono: no no no.... that's my job.  :knuppel2:   I do enough doubting for everyone.... your job is to paint!  :painting:       ;D
Title: Re: Twisted roots - or when a drawing should be left unpainted!
Post by: linley.plester on October 12, 2017, 07:27:45 PM
 :o    my humble apologies for trespassing on your territory, Val! I thought I might be allowed a few self-doubts while you are out of action.... :flowers: :flowers: Glad to hear your back is improving. ;D
Title: Re: Twisted roots - or when a drawing should be left unpainted!
Post by: Val on October 14, 2017, 06:16:29 AM
 :-* Sorry Lindley, I guess I'm getting a bit cranky.  :tickedoff: I really do dislike it when I get 'stuck', too independent I'm told. Is that even possible?!  :confused:

Now seriously, you leave the doubting to me. You will feel much better, and your artistic abilities will soar! I might even have to lend you my  :parachute: .
I must confess I do have ulterior motives... when one of my beloved artistic buddies takes off on a high, I get inspired and have no choice but to follow suit. Crafty eh?  ^-^
So paint my darling and make me soar!  :painting:       :parachute:           :yippee:     (give me a leg up will you?)  :2funny:
Title: Re: Twisted roots - or when a drawing should be left unpainted!
Post by: linley.plester on October 14, 2017, 03:47:08 PM
Val... I always feel the same way.... I may not be able to match Sharon or Danielle or Neil or Kathy or.......... the list goes on and on, but somehow their success encourages me. Even when someone laughingly puts up a dud (like Liz using oil paint mixed with acrylic, or Robyn painting her cat by letting it fall in her palette) it makes me feel good because the chances are I've done something equally daft at sometime. They recover and fix the mistake, so so can I. I'll do my best to paint a masterpiece just for you. ;)
Title: Re: Twisted roots - or when a drawing should be left unpainted!
Post by: Val on October 14, 2017, 06:27:00 PM
That's the ticket!  :painting:        :-*
Title: Re: Twisted roots - or when a drawing should be left unpainted!
Post by: liz on October 15, 2017, 09:04:51 PM
 :) Linley, I'm with Sharon because I like both pieces.  I really like the drawing, but I think the second painting is gorgeous with the dark roots adding good contrast with the beautiful muted background.  O0 ~Liz
Title: Re: Twisted roots - or when a drawing should be left unpainted!
Post by: linley.plester on October 16, 2017, 12:00:10 AM
Thankyou EVERYBODY. I was sure I'd said thank you before to some of you, but it seems I might have forgotten to post it and so the comment disappeared into the ether... I get a bit muddled sometimes. I've been thinking of adopting the Muddled-Headed Wombat as my Avatar. :thankyou:
Title: Re: Twisted roots - or when a drawing should be left unpainted!
Post by: Val on October 16, 2017, 02:14:37 AM
 :confused:   I know that feeling well!  :2funny: