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Reply #15 on: July 16, 2015, 03:47:02 AM
That's a shame Mea. You've probably already tried this, but what about applying a strong wash, very little if any water?
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Reply #16 on: July 19, 2015, 09:27:18 PM
Today I experimented with painting my ghost palms in acrylics on hemp paper.


I used the grainy side of the paper for the painting on the left, and the smooth side on the right.

The grainy side seemed to hold the color better.

I used Golden Paint's Quinacridone Gold as the underpainting on both paintings.

I did use Saran Wrap to make the crinkly effect.  I had to work very quickly to keep the paint wet until I got the plastic wrap in place. 

The masking fluid worked beautifully for masking the palms.

I am really happy with these.  Acrylics work better than watercolor for this application.

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Reply #17 on: July 20, 2015, 04:33:20 AM
Great color and texture, Mea. Especially on the rougher side. I do believe you're onto a fine way to paint a series of these ghost palms. You will be famous all over the  Islands for them!  :)
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Reply #18 on: July 20, 2015, 07:11:09 AM
Thanks, Susan.  So far, I have only done very small ones.  Will get brave later in the week and move up to 8 x 10, then 11 x 14.

Onward and upward as I try to find my niche.

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Reply #19 on: July 20, 2015, 10:28:49 AM
Love the hydrangea story Mea.  I love hydrangeas, they are really beautiful.     Yours look great done in acrylic.  The ghost palms look good also.
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Reply #20 on: July 27, 2015, 05:15:05 PM
Using the "dragging" technique I learned in Nolan's Abstract Sunset in Oil, I tried it with Acrylic on hemp paper for my Ghost Palms series. 


I love it.  The dragged paint went smoothly over the Masking Fluid (Daler Rowney).  Pardon my feeble attempt at mixing a green for the bottom of the painting.  I don't have very many colors in acrylics, but will definitely be buying more!

Now if I could only learn to sign my name.

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Reply #21 on: July 27, 2015, 07:11:13 PM
Loving your ghost palms, Mea - so glad I inspired you with my Maui palm trees - you're really taken this to a whole new level!
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Reply #22 on: July 27, 2015, 07:19:19 PM
Thanks, Sharon.  I think the dragged paint is going to make the palms really stand out.

How's the foot?

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Reply #23 on: July 28, 2015, 03:16:31 AM
 :heeha: The technique works beautifully with your palms!  O0   

The colours in this one put me in mind of Montserrat, the volcano eruption and the ash coming down.
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Reply #24 on: July 28, 2015, 09:05:26 AM
Way cool, Mea! Have you considered anchoring the palm(s) with just a spit of land underneath them (masked, as you have the palm tree)?

Because I tend to paint dark backgrounds a lot, I finally started using a white gel pen to sign my name.
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Reply #25 on: July 28, 2015, 09:14:44 AM
 This is quite nice Mea  :clap:
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Reply #26 on: July 28, 2015, 02:52:58 PM
Thanks, Natalie.  I am having fun with these.

Thanks, Susan.  I tried to make the green look like land to anchor the palm - will try harder.

Thanks, Val.  Hope we have no volcanic eruptions on our island!

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Reply #27 on: July 28, 2015, 03:06:30 PM
What a great effect Mea - love it !!  You have certainly taken to acrylics like a duck to water  ;D

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Reply #28 on: July 28, 2015, 04:22:50 PM
Quack!  Quack!

Thanks, Fi.

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Reply #29 on: August 08, 2015, 06:53:15 PM
Did more experimenting with my Ghost Palms today on Hemp Paper.


The darker one was done by dragging the paint with the credit card.  The lighter one was done by applying the paint with a sponge, then flicking in some grasses with a brush. 

Used an UCHIDA Deco Color Liquid Gold pen to sign my name. This one says "Fine Line" but it really is too wide for these small 4 x 6" paintings.

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