Your Watercolour Paintings Chinese lanterns

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  • #97274 Score: 0

    Lora
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    2 pts

    I haven’t posted a painting in a while…haven’t had a lot of time to paint anything too post worthy. I’m getting used to Arches CP..it’s better quality than I’m used to so it takes getting used to. Only doing small 4 x 6 paintings on it for now….had fun doing these lanterns. 😀

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    DavidG14
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    Wow, only 4 x 6.  Great lanterns.  I’m not sure about the background.  It would really hard to get a flat background particularly when getting close to the lanterns but I find the white space around the globes a little distracting.  I wonder if it would be possible to mix hard and soft edges somehow?  Anyone else want to comment on this?

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    Lora
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    Thanks, David. I see what you mean and I agree with you. I did the background last and to be honest by that time, my eyes were blurry from doing close up work for too long so I thought I was getting paint right up to the edge of the lanterns, but now that my eyes are clearer, I see what you mean. If it was a bigger painting, I would go back and fix that. I just did mostly wet on wet for the background as I was running out of sunlight and trying to cook supper at the same time LOL. I didn’t really plan for such a variation of the dark and light in the blue, but I’m still getting used to this paper and it dried differently than what I planned. The white spots I left in the background were supposed to suggest stars in the night sky, but I thought they were a bit distracting, too.  Thanks for your comment. 😀

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    Joy Dix
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    I have to disagree.   I really like this painting and, for me, the background works perfectly.   A night sky is never solidly one colour and definitely not when the lanterns are casting their reflected glow all around.   Really well done!

    Joy

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    Paula
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    11 pts

    Nice, bright colors!

    Paula

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    Lora
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    Thank you, Joy and Paula! 🙂

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