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Painting experiments

Design Play: Circuit Project – Getting started

The value of experimentation No-one gets it right first time and I’ve a vision in my head that has been difficult to translate into reality. Having had a brain stuffed with home renovations, builders, paint choices and so on for … Continue reading

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Design Play: Exercise 3 – Final design & prints

The goal: To turn solid shapes into line drawings, create variations on the theme and translate these into a workable design to print. Stage 1 of this exercise started by using photos of Walking Irises in my garden.  I developed … Continue reading

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2018 12 24 Image of the week

Reflection by Claire B Etched print, oil based inks, on 250gsm BFK Reeves paper, coloured with Inktense pigments. This is the best of the prints I completed in November, and today I finished it with hand-colouring.  Very happy with this … Continue reading

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Painting: water-based pigments

Yesterday I went for my second water-colour painting class.  What can I say?  I’ve done part of an on-line course and last month I did the ‘Absolute Beginners’ first class.  Yesterday was the second and final one. Here’s the result: … Continue reading

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Revisiting watercolour painting

Late last year I started a watercolour on-line course.  After 3 lessons I was stuck and my problems were very basic: When do you work on dry paper, when wet?  What does prepare and stretch your paper first mean?  Once … Continue reading

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Watercolour painting – Lesson 3

LESSON 3: Three colour sky Sample 1: I’ve mixed the correct colours up but not really integrated them into the composition well yet. Sample 2: This isn’t too bad and I’ve more white cloud here. Sample 3: Clouds and top … Continue reading

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Watercolour painting – Lesson 2

LESSON 2: Two colour sky 300gsm Medium Arches watercolour paper: Sample 1: Nice sharp edge to the land area considering I haven’t learned how to do that yet, but not enough variation in blue from upper to lower sections. Sample … Continue reading

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