Thursday, November 16, 2006

Loosening Up - continued

persimmons cold press

Here's the same attempt as below, done similarly, only on 140# coldpress paper.

What I'm discovering is how important the WATER is in wet in wet ... and since I've been working most often in my sketchbook -- wet on dry -- this technique is going to take a while to fully understand and learn. Since I'm also pretty detail oriented, it's also going to take a while to learn to 'let go' some of the details! LOL

7 comments:

Lorraine said...

Ah, I can see the improvement from one to the other -- great job dear friend!
Hugs,
Lorraine

Anonymous said...

The persimmons are beautiful, Lin!!

Teri C said...

They are both beauties but I like the hotpress one best. The color seems deeper. You are doing such a great job of practicing what you have learned.

Tami said...

I understand your delima VERY well!! I like both of them but I really like the shadow detail in the hotpress. I'm practicing too, just not showing ya what it looks like!!!

Anonymous said...

Lin, your painting is just coming on leaps and bounds. You seem like quite an accomplished watercolourist now. I love these, and the pots from your class. You seem to have learned a lot in a few months.

Jana Bouc said...

I like both--the colors and shapes are just right. I'm curious how large these are, now that you're working on watercolor paper? So much of watercolor is about controlling the amount of water--in the brush, on the paper, in the paint. When you hit just the right combination so that you get what you were going for is great, isn't it!

Mary Ellen said...

LOL! Right there with you on the learning curve of the quality of "wet". Love these persimmons. Also really like the jars. I love the harmony of colours you used. Great job! Mary Ellen