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Gita

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on: January 26, 2017, 11:42:08 PM
This is an accidental painting. Wanted to draw for the january challenge, was so engrossed doing the drawing part (free hand) that I ended up painting it with WC. Intended was CP.
I am presenting this since it is an interesting finishing. Please do comment.  :D

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Reply #1 on: January 27, 2017, 09:46:19 PM
Nice job, Gita.  I especially like the way you blurred the blooms in the background.  That's a skill I have yet to master.

If it's okay with you, I will post my color-washed challenge photo under this topic that you started and we can invite others to post theirs here, too.  That will save having a different topic for each picture.

Hope it's okay.

I will post mine in a few minutes.

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Reply #2 on: January 27, 2017, 09:50:12 PM
Maybe the topic should be moved to Watercolor.

Great work Gita  :clap: :clap:
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Reply #3 on: January 27, 2017, 10:00:54 PM
Thanks Maryna for the suggestion, but most of the work is ink and the watercolor wash is a lesser part of the piece.  Let's keep it here unless Nolan or Dennis think it is more appropriate in watercolor.

Here is a wash of my challenge ink drawing.  What surprised me was that I used a very inexpensive 90lb. paper and it did not buckle even though I used a lot of water.  I was disappointed that the shapes of the flowers did not look very good in the original drawing, but I am pleased with how they looked after the color wash.


Finished, this piece will look good in a 5 x 7" mat and make a great birthday gift for my sister.

Thanks, Gita, for letting me invade your space.  Hope others add to our hydrangea garden.

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Reply #4 on: January 28, 2017, 01:17:24 AM
Mea, I am thrilled with your colour washed Hydrangea.  :clap: :clap: For me it looks much beautiful with the colours to it. I am happy that you joined this topic. Hope this inspires others in P B to do this and lets invite others to post theirs to this topic!
The photograph of the Vals friend will be additionally honoured. 
Thanks Maryna for the appreciation. Actually I am thinking of adding some more finishing work to the flowers. Another thing I forgot to say - The pen and ink was drawn with a self made pen out of a bamboo branch. I think this adds more character to the lines. The lines vary in thickness.
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Reply #5 on: January 28, 2017, 04:19:55 AM
Just love these hydrangeas.  You have both done a great job.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #6 on: January 28, 2017, 05:05:34 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Gita and Mea, I have just seen this thread and how interesting and lovely both drawings are. The wash transforms them completely.  Makes me want to try this too but time is always my enemy for I can barely keep up with the lessons. How creative you are Gita for making a bamboo pen too.


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Reply #7 on: January 28, 2017, 08:11:33 AM
This is wonderful Gita, the depth and detail is fantastic.  :clap: :clap: :clap:

I found I actually did better with the ink with a sharpened bamboo stick, rather than my dip pen! I love the irregular variances that are created. That is one thing that there is lots of growing down here! No price tag involved either!  :yippee:
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Reply #8 on: January 28, 2017, 08:12:41 AM
Mea, I knew this would look amazing with the w/c wash!  O0   The flowers are beautiful  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #9 on: January 28, 2017, 09:18:27 AM
Thanks, Val.  Once I saw what Gita did, I knew I had to try it.  And, now knowing she did it with a hand-made implement from a bamboo branch, I am even more in awe.

Yes, Gita, let's hope more try it and post their work here.

Thanks, Patricia and Mary Lou.  Hope you join us in our hydrangea garden.

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Reply #10 on: January 29, 2017, 06:14:42 PM
Very beautiful, Gita and Mea!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #11 on: January 29, 2017, 07:00:30 PM
Thanks, Steve.   Line and wash is becoming my favorite.

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Reply #12 on: January 30, 2017, 04:11:20 AM
 :thankyou: Steve  :D
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