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Tony (ASM)

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I'm using Faber Castell 'Albrecht Durer' watercolour pencil and scrapings for this painting. It's a small portion of a larger picture I took at York last year. I'm just testing a few techniques that I weren't so sure about when doing watercolour painting. I'm also using some of my tools that've been sat waiting far too long!


Here's the first few stages and the reference. I may paint the whole photo of this scene.




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Reply #1 on: February 16, 2015, 07:44:29 AM
Tony,

Off to a good start.  It's going to be lovely.

aloha

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Reply #2 on: February 16, 2015, 08:43:43 AM
Look forward to seeing the final work.  O0
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Reply #3 on: February 16, 2015, 09:36:58 AM
Tony this will be lovely when finished.  Off to a flying start!
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Reply #4 on: February 16, 2015, 02:26:13 PM
Interesting and cozy subject.  The house is very inviting, and the landscape will be lovely. Good goin, Tony.  Look forward to the finished picture.
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Reply #5 on: February 16, 2015, 05:55:59 PM
Very nice :clap:
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Reply #6 on: February 17, 2015, 05:52:28 AM
Wonderful start in this painting Tony  :clap:
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Reply #7 on: February 17, 2015, 06:58:59 AM
Looking  good Tony!
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Reply #8 on: February 17, 2015, 07:07:43 AM
Thank you for all your replies and compliments!  :hug:


I've called this painting to an end. I've used a combination of brush work and pencil. Through doing so, I've discovered how impatient I can be to get the painting finished and so, coloured pencils are something I'd not use for a full picture. I'll only use 'em to 'finish off' or, enhance. It's brushwork for me from now on! 

Here is the finished job. I've learnt more about watercolour application as I've gone on. I'm giving myself 5/10 points for this one!:




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« Last Edit: February 17, 2015, 10:07:57 AM by Tony (ASM) »
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Reply #9 on: February 17, 2015, 07:15:54 AM
Tony, this came out really nice. I like the way you did the trees and hedge. Nice technique.
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Reply #10 on: February 17, 2015, 07:44:36 AM
Tony,

You did a good job recreating the photo.  I don't think I could have ever gotten all those greens to look as distinct as you did.

aloha

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Reply #11 on: February 17, 2015, 08:28:13 AM
 Charming!  :clap:
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Reply #12 on: February 17, 2015, 08:45:13 AM
Tony, how I wish I could paint foliage as well as you have done here!  :yippee:  :flowers:
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Reply #13 on: February 17, 2015, 08:51:28 AM
Thanks Diane, Natalie and, thanks Mea and Susan for your comments about the foliage.
I set out to trial a few issues on this painting and didn't intend it to be anything special. Although I'm quite pleased with the result.
I've not produced much artwork for ages and, I'd forgotten some techniques. I did remember to use Masking fluid (I must buy some blue tinted next time!) for the light areas on the trees. I got a bit sloppy with the brush work when painting and lost concentration and patience.
Onto the next mission.
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Reply #14 on: February 17, 2015, 10:48:29 AM
I agree with Susan, I wish I could paint trees like you! This is fabulous - reminds me of the house we lived in when we lived in Thaxted, England in the 70's! Bravo!
Cheers,
Sharon


 

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