Paint Basket Member Art Forum

Author Topic: Plein Air w/c  (Read 1235 times)

Val

  • Global Moderator
  • Master Artist
  • *****
  • Posts: 19670
  • SMILE, It's a brand new day!
on: August 16, 2016, 01:10:13 PM
Decided a couple of days break from the pastels and play about with some w/c. Helps to calm the demons inside   :furious: when one medium does not wish to cooperate!  :tickedoff:    ;D

So I went bobbing about in the lilies to see what sort of mischief I could conger up.  >:D Sorry, nothing untoward this trip!  ;)

So after mucking about for an hour or few, this little thing emerged. Quite interesting and I'm thinking I might try this technique on a larger format.

Unfortunately I'm having difficulties trying to get it to photograph properly. Sorry the colours are not showing well at all. The greens I'm quite proud of in this one don't show at all well, the water colourings are not very good either.  :confused: Ah well, hopefully it is good enough for you to get the idea. This was all painted wet in wet, the white of the lilies is gouache... I finally found something to use it on!  :yippee:

Cheers, Val

”Creativity is allowing yourselves to make mistakes. Work on knowing which ones to keep!”

- Alvaro Castagnet


mea hamo pena

  • Global Moderator
  • Master Artist
  • *****
  • Posts: 13497
  • Oh, my! ART!
    • Long Lost Art by MaryAnne Long
Reply #1 on: August 16, 2016, 01:19:03 PM
It's bright and lively, Val.

Looks like you had fun doing it.

aloha

mea
A day without art is like a day without sunshine.


Kathysutterlin

  • Easel
  • *
  • Posts: 1944
  • Each day is a gift! Live it fully.
Reply #2 on: August 16, 2016, 02:10:16 PM
So fun, Val!  :D How do you use gouache? I've seen a few references about it but don't quite understand how it is used.
 :confused:
Kathy S.


Val

  • Global Moderator
  • Master Artist
  • *****
  • Posts: 19670
  • SMILE, It's a brand new day!
Reply #3 on: August 16, 2016, 05:09:29 PM
Kathy, gouache is a water based medium just as is watercolour and acrylic. You can use it straight from the tube as I did here, or thin it with water to whatever consistency suits. I specifically used it for the lilies as it is totally opaque when used straight from the tube.
Cheers, Val

”Creativity is allowing yourselves to make mistakes. Work on knowing which ones to keep!”

- Alvaro Castagnet


Val

  • Global Moderator
  • Master Artist
  • *****
  • Posts: 19670
  • SMILE, It's a brand new day!
Reply #4 on: August 16, 2016, 05:13:55 PM
Thank you Mea, it was fun to do.

Being that I was bobbing about in the dinghy, and being in the Rio, I had no short supply of fresh water so just dunked the paper overboard to wet it and had no problem with it drying out before I was done!  O0    ;D

I'm thinking this may be a great excursion for one of my classes!  :heeha:
Cheers, Val

”Creativity is allowing yourselves to make mistakes. Work on knowing which ones to keep!”

- Alvaro Castagnet


Gita

  • Easel
  • *
  • Posts: 1434
    • Gita Vasa- Artist
Reply #5 on: August 16, 2016, 09:29:38 PM
Val, Love your painting. Reminds me of Claude Monet. O0Mixed media with w/c and gouache.  :clap: Now you are giving me ideas!!  :thankyou:I would not have dared to mix w/c with gouache. So we are both moving around in this world painting lilies and lotuses :D
Everyone discusses my art and pretends to understand, as if it were necessary to understand, when it is simply necessary to love - Claude Monet


Val

  • Global Moderator
  • Master Artist
  • *****
  • Posts: 19670
  • SMILE, It's a brand new day!
Reply #6 on: August 17, 2016, 04:17:08 AM
Gita, there are so many small and large lily/lotus ponds here I could head out every day for a year and still not see them all!  :sweat:   So many flowers grow wild here, heliconia, orchids, strelitzia (bird of paradise), hibiscus...and so many varieties it can make your head spin!  :D

It certainly would have been simpler to do in acrylic, oil, or even gouache! But....that's me for you, if there's a more challenging way to try something, I'm bound to find it!  :2funny:

I've got another idea to try doing this with w/c.....I'll let you know how it works!  ;)   

I love impressionism  :yippee:
Cheers, Val

”Creativity is allowing yourselves to make mistakes. Work on knowing which ones to keep!”

- Alvaro Castagnet


Steve Weatherwax

  • Easel
  • *
  • Posts: 1227
Reply #7 on: August 18, 2016, 04:01:11 AM
Very beautiful, Val. :clap::clap: Did you ever eat water lily roots? Very delicious!
Steve W


Val

  • Global Moderator
  • Master Artist
  • *****
  • Posts: 19670
  • SMILE, It's a brand new day!
Reply #8 on: August 18, 2016, 06:39:37 AM
Steve, water lily roots?! Do tell, probably best to PM me or post in PJ's Adventures if others may be interested. Would love to hear about this.
Cheers, Val

”Creativity is allowing yourselves to make mistakes. Work on knowing which ones to keep!”

- Alvaro Castagnet


Val

  • Global Moderator
  • Master Artist
  • *****
  • Posts: 19670
  • SMILE, It's a brand new day!
Reply #9 on: August 18, 2016, 06:40:40 AM
 :oops: Thank you for your lovely comment on my experimental painting!  :-*
Cheers, Val

”Creativity is allowing yourselves to make mistakes. Work on knowing which ones to keep!”

- Alvaro Castagnet


mea hamo pena

  • Global Moderator
  • Master Artist
  • *****
  • Posts: 13497
  • Oh, my! ART!
    • Long Lost Art by MaryAnne Long
Reply #10 on: August 18, 2016, 07:53:02 AM
Gita,

I have used white gouache to cover over mistakes in water color.  Once dried, I paint right over it, being careful to use as dry a brush as possible so as not to reactivate the gouache underneath.

aloha

mea
A day without art is like a day without sunshine.


Sacgal/Sharon

  • Experienced Artist
  • *
  • Posts: 4741
  • Make it a great day!
    • Sharon Gerber Art
Reply #11 on: August 18, 2016, 08:57:06 AM
So pretty, Val! Thrilled to see you doing watercolors again!!
Cheers,
Sharon


Val

  • Global Moderator
  • Master Artist
  • *****
  • Posts: 19670
  • SMILE, It's a brand new day!
Reply #12 on: August 18, 2016, 12:27:54 PM
Now that's interesting Mea, I've never tried that. Another little trick to tuck away and try in my growing arsenal of techniques! Love it! I get in so much trouble with my w/c at times but just love it too much to give in.  :smitten:
Cheers, Val

”Creativity is allowing yourselves to make mistakes. Work on knowing which ones to keep!”

- Alvaro Castagnet


Val

  • Global Moderator
  • Master Artist
  • *****
  • Posts: 19670
  • SMILE, It's a brand new day!
Reply #13 on: August 18, 2016, 12:29:45 PM
Thank you Sharon. It was so relaxing after the battles with my pan pastel. I'll get back to them  :knuppel2: , but not today!  ;D
Cheers, Val

”Creativity is allowing yourselves to make mistakes. Work on knowing which ones to keep!”

- Alvaro Castagnet


Gita

  • Easel
  • *
  • Posts: 1434
    • Gita Vasa- Artist
Reply #14 on: August 18, 2016, 10:34:05 PM
 :yippee: Val, looking forward to see your painting.... please allow me to copy you then :D

Thankyou Mea for your suggestion,  like I mentioned before I would not have dared to mix gouache or acrylic with w/c. But now I'm relieved to know one can do this without having a bad conscience  :P.

Steve, I have eaten dried and fried lotus roots as a side dish. This is traditional food in the south Indian cuisine. Lily roots taste the same maybe.
Everyone discusses my art and pretends to understand, as if it were necessary to understand, when it is simply necessary to love - Claude Monet


 

SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal