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mea hamo pena

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Not sure if I should post this here, so I also posted it in the Art Product Reviews section.

Over a four day period, I did relatively the same landscape, but used a different brand of watercolor paint each day.


They are numbered by the days I did them.  On the 4th day, I added the ink line with the wash. That one  may look the best because I was getting better at it each time, or the line and wash just makes the elements of the painting stand out better.  Not sure which.  I really enjoyed doing this.  Now I have a good idea of how my different brands compare.


The composition was not too good as the two trees on the left seem to overpower the rest of the scene.  I like my stand of trees on the right in the #3 painting best.  The one in #4 would have looked better if I had not made the ink lines so predominant.

! - Holbein Artist 12-color tube set of Gouache
2. DaVinci Travel Tin - 12 colors
3. QOR - loose tubes
4. Koi (Sakura) Watercolor Field Sketch Box

Best part is that each has a pretty decent section that I can cut out to use on a small card.

Your thoughts, please.

aloha

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Reply #1 on: August 05, 2017, 11:45:08 AM
I have a preference for #1 and #4. Guess you weren't so bad first time out after all!  ;)      ;D
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Reply #2 on: August 05, 2017, 06:28:36 PM
I like the definition of numbers 1& 4 too. Mea, I love your small paintings, but somehow I always seem to get stuck trying to finish big ones.... I will get around to it,  I will, I will! It's a great idea redoing the same subject several times. I have done it  with 2"x4" thumbnails trying to teach myself clouds, but that was a while ago... Do keep showing yours, please. Your commentary on your process is really useful.
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Reply #3 on: August 05, 2017, 09:05:06 PM
Thanks, Linley.  Happy it was helpful.  I've had it up for 36 hours and you are the first to comment.

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