Your Watercolour Paintings › Same view, different paper
September 13, 2018 at 13:18 #96321
Last time I painted this view using hot pressed paper, this time it is Bockingford cold pressed The main difference I noticed was you get more time to flood new colours into the wash using the cold pressed paper. I experimented with the green yellow as a bright spot in the landscape and a hint in the reflection. I had some unfortunate bleeds from the top of the mountains because I was impatient and put the second wash on before the first had dried. Anyway it was a fun learning experience!
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September 13, 2018 at 17:10 #96331
I think this is wonderful and something I personally should venture more into! The reflections are very well done, yet look very loose and like they just naturally happened. I also think the sky is beautiful, and a perfect balance between lights and darks throughout the painting. The splash of bright green gives the painting life and makes it extra special.
September 14, 2018 at 00:32 #96344
Howard WParticipant14 pts
Your experience in trying new paper will be helpful to me.
I am about to venture into painting a landscape with hot press watercolour paper. It has been a while since I painted on hot press paper. That was back when I started painting over a year ago. Then I was painting botanical flowers. A totally different method of painting from what I am trying to do now in landscapes. The instructor I was following then was using very light washes initially with all of her paintings. It was a very incremental process. A very unique method, I believe, from what most watercolour artists use in their paintings. What am I saying? I really haven’t taken any other botanical painting course. Maybe all botanical watercolour artists approach botanical paintings in this manner. What I saw on the Internet is that many flower artists employ a very loose style with their art. I was amazed at the beauty of their art and enjoyed what they could paint. Then I learned it is not as easy as it seemed.
September 14, 2018 at 01:04 #96348
Patricia LParticipant6 pts
I like this version as well. I especially like the sky.
September 14, 2018 at 10:59 #96357
Beautiful calming watercolor painting. Using colour wisely to create depth. Sky and reflections are gorgeous. Lovely piece of work.
September 14, 2018 at 22:51 #96366
Bob HusseyParticipant2 pts
I love this! Particularly the way you used color to give perspective to the landscape. And your reflections are great and your sky is really excellent.
September 15, 2018 at 00:12 #96390
I love everything about this!! I love the effects you’ve ended up with, even the bleeding, I think it looks great here in this painting. 😀 And the colors all look great together.
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