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Reply #15 on: February 18, 2015, 11:58:42 PM
Ah! Sharon, that foliage wasn't that difficult. I used a stippling brush to apply the paint but, I first put masking fluid on to retain the lighter areas. I then used watercolour pencil to add/enhance some of the darks.

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Reply #16 on: February 20, 2015, 12:18:11 PM
I'll have to invest in a stippling brush and try this next time I paint foliage - it's excellent!
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Reply #17 on: February 20, 2015, 12:53:15 PM
Thanks for the tip.  I bought a set of Terry Harrison's brushes that I haven't used yet.  So now I'll have a go with them.
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Reply #18 on: February 20, 2015, 05:10:59 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  A beautiful painting Tony. What struck me initially was how neatly it was painted and like all the others have remarked, the foliage is outstanding.  Great job indeed.


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Reply #19 on: February 21, 2015, 01:58:31 AM
 :thankyou:  Sharon, Robin and Patricia!  :hug:


Sharon, the stippling brushes aren't cheap but, they are good quality. Sometime you can get them on eBay (but they do sell fast). I didn't buy mine second-hand though. You can get them from Terry Harrison's site here:
www.terryharrisonart.com Robin, yeah, get them out and into use! :painting: Or sell them to me! 8) Seriously, they are great brushes for foliage but, you must remember not to apply too many and, try go with the shape of the trees.

Patricia, I'm looking forward to doing a larger size of this painting or, a different landscape. I'm just deciding now what to do next. I had wanted to do a design for a T-Towel but, I need more practice to perfect my watercolour work.
Strangely enough, it was the foliage that I disliked the most on this painting, especially the purple bush. But I remembered that, the main character draws the eye (the building) so, I let it go as it was!
« Last Edit: February 21, 2015, 02:02:18 AM by Tony (ASM) »
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Reply #20 on: February 21, 2015, 05:37:48 AM
Lovely painting kid!  O0   I have a somewhat large badger hair fan brush I picked up in Martinique. I used it in some of the tree work in my Boat on Pond painting, pretty much the same way as in the description for the 'stipple' brush on Terry's site. I'm just wondering is there really that much difference between the two brushes?  :confused:
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Reply #21 on: February 21, 2015, 06:13:32 AM
Lovely painting Tony, i to like the technique used on you folliage.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #22 on: February 21, 2015, 11:26:53 AM
Lovely painting kid!  O0   I have a somewhat large badger hair fan brush I picked up in Martinique. I used it in some of the tree work in my Boat on Pond painting, pretty much the same way as in the description for the 'stipple' brush on Terry's site. I'm just wondering is there really that much difference between the two brushes?  :confused:


Hey Val! It seems ages since I've had the opportunity to pick on 'ya! So what's with this 'Large Badger Hair'?! What have you been doing to get that hair? Naughty girl  >:D ;)
Yeah, I think the brushes, whatever they're made of, are good to go if they produce what 'ya after in a painting. Some are specifically made so the job is easier and, I'm all for that!
I couldn't even tell which one I used on my painting! Terry Harrison has a few similar brushes and I just grabbed the bristle looking one! I best double check next time. I've actually got his book out now so, I'm just gonna check the names and techniques of those similar ones.
I'm developing my own way with watercolours and the look of the work. With a combination of pans paints, watercolour pencils, masking fluid, scrapings, white Gel pen and whatever seems to help produce the final work will be in my tool-bag!
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Reply #23 on: February 21, 2015, 11:29:51 AM
Lovely painting Tony, i to like the technique used on you folliage.  :clap: :clap: :clap:


Thank you Daniele. The technique wasn't something I was good at because it's actually only the second time I've painted foliage with a stippling brush! The first one was a mess! So, I've got a lot of practice to make sure I can repeat and improve my next works.
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Reply #24 on: February 21, 2015, 05:52:59 PM
So what's with this 'Large Badger Hair'?! What have you been doing to get that hair? Naughty girl  >:D ;)

 :doh:   The brush is a fairly 'large' fan brush, made with badger hair!  :2funny:    Yorkie....you just made my day!  :2funny:
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Reply #25 on: February 22, 2015, 01:43:46 AM
So what's with this 'Large Badger Hair'?! What have you been doing to get that hair? Naughty girl  >:D ;)

 :doh:   The brush is a fairly 'large' fan brush, made with badger hair!  :2funny:    Yorkie....you just made my day!  :2funny:


Ah Val, I just spotted hairs for 'ya stippling brush... the chap on 'ya profile photo! He's got lots of beard going on there you could use?!  :2funny: :fight: 
« Last Edit: February 22, 2015, 06:50:49 AM by Tony (ASM) »
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Reply #26 on: February 22, 2015, 03:43:16 AM
Tony you are hilarious  :2funny:
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Reply #27 on: February 22, 2015, 02:47:37 PM
 :eek: Somehow I don't think Lloyd would appreciate me pulling out his whiskers!  :pullhair:    :run:
 :think: But wait!  :idea:   You've got a pretty fine set of extras on that head of yours.... what do you say 'Mop Top'?! Up for a trim?   :heeha:
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Reply #28 on: February 24, 2015, 05:54:21 PM
Tony its beautiful. I like how you applied the different shades of green in the trees and hedge, I wish I could do that, I get habit sloppy. The  house looks so cosy and inviting. Well done  :clap: :clap:
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Reply #29 on: February 24, 2015, 06:35:14 PM
Tony its beautiful. I like how you applied the different shades of green in the trees and hedge, I wish I could do that, I get habit sloppy. The  house looks so cosy and inviting. Well done  :clap: :clap:
Josie


 

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