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linley.plester

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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.


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Reply #1 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

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Reply #2 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!


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Reply #3 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:
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Reply #4 on: October 01, 2017, 02:57:54 PM
Thankyou Val... Maybe I will try a frame.... Hmmmm


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Reply #5 on: October 02, 2017, 11:34:39 AM
 :yippee:    Post it if you do..... I know it will look fantastic!  :heeha:
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Reply #6 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
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Reply #7 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.


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Reply #8 on: October 11, 2017, 05:52:49 AM
I have to say I like both version very much!!  :clap:
Cheers,
Sharon


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Reply #9 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. :)


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Reply #10 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
Cheers, Val

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Reply #11 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


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Reply #12 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:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #13 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. ;)


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Reply #14 on: October 14, 2017, 06:27:00 PM
That's the ticket!  :painting:        :-*
Cheers, Val

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