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EmmaLee

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Reply #15 on: March 15, 2017, 06:42:40 PM
This is very pretty, Mea! I love how clean it looks with the limited palette and neat lines. . It will look great matted and framed.
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Reply #16 on: March 16, 2017, 04:56:11 AM
Mea, I like this, eventhough  I should say the colouring part looks similar to WC. In the 2.nd painting I cannot see or identify this as a Gouache.
Remember, I had made a WC and Gouache comparison of two ducks? Looking back upon these paintings, WC is a bit more interesting through its transparency ( at least that's what I think).
If one is not a WC or Gouache purist, a mixed media out of both would be a fine solution- what do you think?
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Reply #17 on: March 16, 2017, 05:13:35 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  WOOW Mea, this is just spectacular. You have done a wonderful job and it seems as though Gouache suits you perfectly for the work you are putting out with it is fantastic. 


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Reply #18 on: March 16, 2017, 07:28:23 AM
I agree with Patricia that Gouache suits you so well- a beautiful painting and you seem to be very much in love with this medium :smitten:
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Reply #19 on: March 16, 2017, 09:12:07 AM
I am curious too, did you put the ink before or after as the paint is opaque?  This is not generally used with ink, but seems to work in your painting.. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #20 on: March 16, 2017, 11:39:01 AM
Thanks, all, for your kind comments on my gouache work.  I am still in the trial stage, but getting more sold on it by the hour.

Dennis mentioned earlier that gouache might hide the lines in  a line and wash painting so I made a little crude test on my favorite hemp paper which turned out to be the wrong kind of paper to use for line work. 


I used Winsor and Newton Designer Gouache (claims to be "vibrant, opaque watercolors with a matte finish").

The top half is full strength (just damp brush) for applying over Sakura MICRON Pigma pens (archival ink).  The only line that seems to have significantly obscured the ink is the white line (under the black line).

The bottom half is a light wash of gouache which seems to have an no effect on the lines at all, except somewhat for the white paint.

In the case of the Aloha Tower painting, I used pencil to draw the shapes very lightly, then went over them with Micron pens (and erased any pencil that remained).  I used a light wash over everything, using "primary blue" mostly.

Maybe it's just the WHITE gouache (which I always thought of as "wite-out" for artists) is what gives gouache its reputation as very opaque.  As you can see here, it is not always so.  (Then again, I might be using it incorrectly).

One last thought - Dennis, what, if any, type of preservative (fixative) would I need?

aloha

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Reply #21 on: March 25, 2017, 11:41:52 PM
Did a simple (free hand) sketch tonight of an orchid (Lady Rothschild) I saw at an Orchid Show. It's graphite line and gouache wash. Feel good about it even with its imperfections.


Please suggest improvements as I plan to do a few more orchids I saw at the show.

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Reply #22 on: March 26, 2017, 02:22:54 PM
The Lady looks very nice to me. Keep up the good work.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #23 on: March 26, 2017, 07:43:30 PM
While at the orchid show, I bought one called "Little Green Apples."   I had trouble capturing the lime green color that captivated me when I saw first saw the plant. 

This came very close to being tossed out at least five times, but I persevered. 


Please feel free to give me any advice to make it better, as I have time to tweak it before I have to make up my mind if it is worthy enough for the next exhibit (April). 

It's done in gouache so can take a bit of tweaking fairly well.

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Reply #24 on: March 26, 2017, 10:37:23 PM
I love orchids and you did a great painting.  Your paintings are getting better and better. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #25 on: March 27, 2017, 02:59:24 AM
Mea, lady Rothschild is pretty good.  :clap:
Little green apples struck me with the beautiful contrast between pale green and the beautifully done violett petal details. The background suits the painting so well. This is really beautiful!  :clap: :clap:
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Reply #26 on: March 27, 2017, 07:16:37 AM
I like this Mea.  You have nice varying shading in the green petals.  Good job!! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #27 on: March 27, 2017, 09:11:01 AM
Thanks, TeresaM, going to the orchid show really inspired me to paint them.  The variety was incredible.

Thanks, Gita.  Yes purple and lime green look gorgeous together,  Wish my lime green had been limier, though.

Thanks, Mary Lou.  The background is more washed out in real life.  I may give it another wash.

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Reply #28 on: March 27, 2017, 01:23:41 PM
Mea those painting are so nice, you are improving by the minute.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #29 on: March 27, 2017, 03:19:19 PM
Painting orchids face on are not an easy feat. Your Green Apples is wonderful  O0 It will look brilliant when framed.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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