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on: November 02, 2010, 09:46:39 AM
Hello Nolan... I've watched your video in the 'oil & acrylic' section on painting bushes. Is there a formula similar that can be applied to watercolour?
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Reply #1 on: November 02, 2010, 11:11:54 AM
hmmm, let's see what Dennis says, he is our watercolour specialist...


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Reply #2 on: November 02, 2010, 02:45:36 PM
Val, just give me a day or two and I will come back with a quick demo video. Unfortunately have some very urgent work that I have to get finished first. Till then  :)  keep on painting.
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Reply #3 on: November 02, 2010, 04:23:26 PM
Not to worry Dennis. I look forward to it. Many Thanks :twothumbs:
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Reply #4 on: November 02, 2010, 10:44:58 PM
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Reply #5 on: November 03, 2010, 12:32:00 AM
Morining... Tried to put up picture in w/c encourager but net here is too slow this morning. The joys! Will try again later.
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Reply #6 on: November 03, 2010, 01:28:51 AM
hate it when that happens - must say NZ internet is 1000% better than SA internet so I am kinda spoilt myself lately


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Reply #7 on: December 28, 2010, 02:07:37 PM
At last I have had time to do what I promised  :)
I don't have a fancy formula like Nolan's - watercolor works a bit differently unless you work with very dry paint on dry paint - then you can use the same formula - but if you mix some washes as a tonal range as I have shown then you can not easily go wrong.


Hope this is of some help to you. Remember this is only ONE of the many ways of painting bushes (and trees).
Different Red, Blues and Yellow will produce a great range of colours for you to choose from. You will have to experiment to find which will suit the job in hand. I have given you the fishing rod, now you will have to do the fishing.  :gl:
« Last Edit: December 28, 2010, 02:10:22 PM by dennis »
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Reply #8 on: December 29, 2010, 01:35:12 PM
 :clap: :clap: Beautiful bushes, beautifully explained. Seeing how you laid on the various layers really explained a lot for me in the layering and blending of colours. Definately worth the wait! Shall give this a go tomorrow when I have better light....I hope I don't drive you mad with a plethora of bushes!  :parachute: sorry..sod the parachute I'm excited!!  :yippee:  :cheering:  :clap:
THANKYOU  :smart: DENNIS  :smart:
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Reply #9 on: December 29, 2010, 02:26:12 PM
 :urwelcome:  A short demo on twigs and branches will be available very soon.

This was added in another post but I will add it here for continuity
How to paint Branches and twigs in watercolor by Dennis Clark


I thought you might also take a look at my watercolor palette as well.
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Reply #10 on: January 04, 2011, 01:03:55 AM
Thanks for the branches, the trees I've attempted so far do leave much to be desired! This should help tremendously.  :)
I really do like the way you've done your palette. I do have a problem with paints drying out quickly here. Will have a look for some of the tablet boxes. I had it suggested to me to cover the palette with plastic wrap....the paints went mouldy.  :(  :thumbdown:
 I find filling the palette completely seemed to help a bit, the surface dried out but just seemed to form more of a skin and the paint underneath kept a bit better.  All trial and error!  :tongue:
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Reply #11 on: January 04, 2011, 02:59:52 AM
The paints you covered with plastic wrap - were they watercolors, acrylic or oils?
I would not suggest you use the tablet boxes for acrylics or oils - will give you lots of problems.
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Reply #12 on: January 04, 2011, 03:52:27 AM
The plastic wrap covered w/c.
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Reply #13 on: January 04, 2011, 10:07:54 AM
OK. First sounded like it was oils. The only colors I found that really went mouldy in acrylics were the earth colors such as raw umber (Clay pigments) if I left them too long in the container with moisture. I can't ever remember having trouble with my watercolor paints though.
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Reply #14 on: January 05, 2011, 06:48:15 PM
Could be due to quality of the paint ... also had high temps at the time and very humid. Must get back to  :painting: tomorrow. Hope to have more to show soon.
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