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Title: Ink over Splash
Post by: njnjgirl on June 01, 2019, 01:47:56 PM
This is just a fun idea I have seen and read about.  You splash watercolor on paper and then do an ink sketch over it.  Looks really great when the sketch is well detailed.  I will have to try that too.  But this was the first attempt I did on an old failed watercolor.

Title: Re: Ink over Splash
Post by: MaryAnne Long on June 01, 2019, 04:22:29 PM
Now that's what I call fun art, Mary Lou.

I usually do this with birds, but I like how you did it with fish.  They look so happy in their spontaneous environment.

aloha

mea
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Post by: dennis on June 01, 2019, 07:49:26 PM
Moral of the story: Don't throw away your "old" paintings  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Gita on June 01, 2019, 10:43:53 PM
I like this fun idea! Very creative painting!
Title: Re: Ink over Splash
Post by: njnjgirl on June 02, 2019, 10:33:45 AM
Thank you Mea, Dennis and Gita.  Nice to be able to use the discarded paintings in a new way.
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Post by: nolan on June 02, 2019, 09:41:10 PM
this looks fabulous :clap: :clap: :clap:
and I'm sure it challenges your imagination as well :heeha:
Title: Re: Ink over Splash
Post by: njnjgirl on June 02, 2019, 11:22:24 PM
Thank you Nolan .
Title: Re: Ink over Splash
Post by: njnjgirl on June 04, 2019, 01:09:52 PM
This is another old failed watercolor that I have done an ink sketch over.  Came out a bit crazy,,but was such fun to do.

Title: Re: Ink over Splash
Post by: MaryAnne Long on June 04, 2019, 03:41:00 PM
Oh, Mary Lou, its craziness is its charm.  I love it. It's inspiring me to break open my storage bins and see what I can make come alive.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Ink over Splash
Post by: njnjgirl on June 04, 2019, 04:43:24 PM
So happy that I have inspired you. I am sure you can do something completely abstract with this method.  It is really fun and I love seeing the shapes and letting my imagination create the picture. 🤔
Title: Re: Ink over Splash
Post by: dennis on June 04, 2019, 06:25:49 PM
Way to go  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: nolan on June 04, 2019, 09:23:12 PM
Wow, I think you have turned it into a masterpiece :congrats:
Title: Re: Ink over Splash
Post by: njnjgirl on June 05, 2019, 10:49:54 AM
Thank you Dennis and Nolan.  I am thrilled that you guys like this that much!

Title: Re: Ink over Splash
Post by: Gita on June 05, 2019, 08:37:35 PM
I love this Mary-Lou! It’s come out extremely well! Wow, I like your creativity in both drawings!
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Post by: njnjgirl on June 06, 2019, 11:40:16 AM
Thank you Gita, this is such fun, I know I will be doing more of these.
Title: Re: Ink over Splash
Post by: Gita on June 11, 2019, 11:44:42 AM
Looking forward!!
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Post by: njnjgirl on June 11, 2019, 06:31:46 PM
Thanks Gita, I did another one, this too came out a bit crazy..just having fun doing these. 

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Post by: nolan on June 11, 2019, 08:51:05 PM
another fabulous artwork. :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
I am sure these will sell well, put a few up and see what happens
Title: Re: Ink over Splash
Post by: Gita on June 11, 2019, 09:31:10 PM
I really love what you are doing here, Mary-Lou. All look very special! What is the size of the painting?
Title: Re: Ink over Splash
Post by: njnjgirl on June 12, 2019, 12:22:32 PM
Thank you so much Nolan.  One is going to a local art show on Saturday, we will see what happens. 

Gita, these are rather small...8 x 10 inch ....I was using what I had on hand, never thinking these would amount to much .
Title: Re: Ink over Splash
Post by: MaryAnne Long on June 12, 2019, 03:26:21 PM
You are developing a nice style, Mary Lou.  I like it.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Ink over Splash
Post by: nolan on June 12, 2019, 08:52:18 PM
One is going to a local art show on Saturday, we will see what happens. 

 :yippee: :gl:
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Post by: njnjgirl on June 15, 2019, 12:02:13 PM
Thank you Mea and Nolan.
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Post by: JayJ on June 21, 2019, 05:07:20 AM
Very Creative Mary Lou!Love them!
Title: Re: Ink over Splash
Post by: njnjgirl on June 21, 2019, 01:11:22 PM
Thank you Jay....such fun
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Post by: njnjgirl on June 24, 2019, 01:51:33 PM
This is another ink over watercolor.  A little less crazy but loads of fun to do. Your suggestions are appreciated.   

Title: Re: Ink over Splash
Post by: MaryAnne Long on June 24, 2019, 04:14:29 PM
Mary Lou

These line and wash sketches are so charming.  Would make a great calendar series.

The level of mastery on this one is noticeable.  More sophisticated - shows confidence.  And it's also obvious that you are enjoying what you are doing.

The containers, especially the basket, are as well done as the flowers.

I'd be doing a happy dance right now if this were my painting.

aloha

mea

Title: Re: Ink over Splash
Post by: Gita on June 24, 2019, 05:53:05 PM
Mary-Lou, Mea has commented so well on your paintings! I am sure these are going to catch attention of many since they are so different und unique.
Title: Re: Ink over Splash
Post by: EmmaLee on June 24, 2019, 08:06:42 PM
These are so beautiful MaryLou!
Title: Re: Ink over Splash
Post by: nolan on June 24, 2019, 09:14:22 PM
the pen and ink work is definitely your thing :congrats:
You must do a series of 10 or so then hold an exhibition or get them into a gallery for a show, they will sell
Title: Re: Ink over Splash
Post by: njnjgirl on June 25, 2019, 12:02:40 PM
Mea, thank you, your comments mean a lot to me.   :flowers:

Thank you Gita, I appreciate your encouragement. :thankyou:

Thank you Emmalee. :thankyou:

Nolan, Thank you so much. I never expected to get such a positive reaction to these.   :o :blush:
Title: Re: Ink over Splash
Post by: nolan on June 25, 2019, 09:08:20 PM
that's the thing, you need to try different things as you never know when you stumble on a winner. O0
This is exactly what I teach in the selling your art course

 
Title: Re: Ink over Splash
Post by: njnjgirl on June 28, 2019, 01:15:35 PM
Here is my latest painting.  Your thoughts on this are appreciated.   ( The first vertical line looks crooked in the photo, due to paper not being perfectly flat.)

Title: Re: Ink over Splash
Post by: Val on June 28, 2019, 08:14:47 PM
 :heeha: :heeha: :heeha:   These are all exceptional MaryLou!!!   :congrats:
Title: Re: Ink over Splash
Post by: njnjgirl on June 29, 2019, 01:27:40 PM
Thank you so much Val!!
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Post by: nolan on June 30, 2019, 07:37:32 PM
another fab painting :heeha: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
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Post by: EmmaLee on July 01, 2019, 12:18:58 AM
Lovely painting, MaryLou!
Title: Re: Ink over Splash
Post by: njnjgirl on July 01, 2019, 06:15:20 PM
Thank you Nolan and Emma Lee. :thankyou:
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Post by: njnjgirl on July 01, 2019, 06:26:23 PM
I put watercolor on paper, then when it dried I let my imagination lead me. I decided it looked like a stone wall.  This one did not turn out well overall. However, I do like the wall and I am learning more and more about using pen and ink.  Still such fun.




Title: Re: Ink over Splash
Post by: Bhavna on July 01, 2019, 06:56:52 PM
Such an amazing art works MaryLou. Love all your paintings.

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[/size]Bhavna
Title: Re: Ink over Splash
Post by: nolan on July 01, 2019, 10:13:39 PM
not all artworks turn out masterpieces unfortunately :-\
This one however I see nothing wrong with :heeha: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: Ink over Splash
Post by: njnjgirl on July 02, 2019, 10:20:46 AM
Thank you Bhavna :thankyou:

Thank you Nolan. :thankyou:
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Post by: EmmaLee on July 02, 2019, 03:21:25 PM
I really like this one. I love how the purples and greens from the background and foreground are also faintly in the stones. It looks very well done to me.
Title: Re: Ink over Splash
Post by: Happychappy on July 03, 2019, 11:50:22 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Wow, MaryLou, you have done some exceptional work here.  I have just seen these masterpieces as I have been absent for awhile.  You are so adventurous and it is lovely to see.  Keep up the wonderful work which is so inspirational.


Patricia
Title: Re: Ink over Splash
Post by: njnjgirl on July 03, 2019, 12:00:39 PM
Thank you EmmaLee and Patricia.  It seems we are our worst critic.  I do appreciates your compliments and thrilled that you like my art.


 :thankyou: :thankyou:
Title: Re: Ink over Splash
Post by: njnjgirl on July 04, 2019, 01:10:32 PM
I am now obsessed with this ink over watercolor.   :crazy2:   I splashed my colors and I saw two birds.  The one bird is okay, but the bottom one looks odd. Is the head wrong?  The tail ?  Can't figure it, since I did not use a reference, ...not even sure if it can be corrected since it is ink....Any suggestions are appreciated.

Title: Re: Ink over Splash
Post by: MaryAnne Long on July 04, 2019, 06:30:02 PM
Mary Lou

It's so cute.  Who cares if it is perfect, it delights the eye.  That's all that matters.

aloha

MAL
Title: Re: Ink over Splash
Post by: njnjgirl on July 05, 2019, 10:44:18 AM
Thank you Mea. I appreciate it!
Title: Re: Ink over Splash
Post by: nolan on July 07, 2019, 08:32:32 PM
I like it :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
I didn't notice a problem. Chances are others won't either so don't worry about it O0
Title: Re: Ink over Splash
Post by: njnjgirl on July 08, 2019, 01:31:24 PM
Thanks Nolan, makes me feel a little better. 
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Post by: dennis on July 08, 2019, 06:30:16 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: njnjgirl on July 09, 2019, 10:46:09 AM
Thank you Dennis.  I appreciate it.

This is my latest painting.  Your comments and suggestions are appreciated. 

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Post by: EmmaLee on July 09, 2019, 12:32:07 PM
Beautiful! I love the stones.
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Post by: nolan on July 09, 2019, 07:59:49 PM
fabulous :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
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Post by: njnjgirl on July 10, 2019, 12:21:54 PM
Oh Thank you Emmalee and Nolan! :thankyou:
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Post by: dennis on July 11, 2019, 03:13:34 AM
Very well done  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Ink over Splash
Post by: njnjgirl on July 14, 2019, 01:37:30 PM
Thank you Dennis :thankyou:
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Post by: njnjgirl on July 14, 2019, 01:38:59 PM
This is my latest in this series...


Your comments and suggestions are always appreciated.
Title: Re: Ink over Splash
Post by: nolan on July 14, 2019, 09:53:54 PM
very pretty and well done on getting the perspective on the fountain correct :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
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Post by: Happychappy on July 15, 2019, 12:09:38 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Fantastic MaryLou.    Patricia
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Post by: njnjgirl on July 15, 2019, 11:25:00 AM
Thank you Nolan and Patricia. 
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Post by: Val on July 15, 2019, 08:01:32 PM
 :yippee:   Well done!!!  That is the one thing about using pen... once it is there it stays. I am not seeing much if anything wrong in your recent paintings. Besides, if you don´t tell anyone, they will probably never know.  ;)     O0  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Ink over Splash
Post by: njnjgirl on July 17, 2019, 12:44:24 PM
Thanks Val, i have corrected some by scratching it away but that is only useful for a small error.
Title: Re: Ink over Splash
Post by: njnjgirl on July 18, 2019, 07:01:44 PM
Today for fun I splashed some yellow, red and blue on my paper, letting it run together in spots.  The result looked like a stormy sunrise over a pond/lake...i just added a few trees and some ink here and there, keeping it more loose.


Title: Re: Ink over Splash
Post by: Happychappy on July 18, 2019, 08:27:40 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Oh! Mary Lou, your ink over splash work is evolving into beautiful paintings and this one is magnificent.  Great job indeed.


Patricia
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Post by: EmmaLee on July 19, 2019, 01:17:13 AM
Beautiful. It’s so neat to see how you turn splashes of color into lovely scenes.
Title: Re: Ink over Splash
Post by: dennis on July 19, 2019, 06:51:17 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: njnjgirl on July 19, 2019, 11:29:53 AM
Thank you so much Patricia, Emmalee and Dennis.  I am having such fun with these.
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Post by: Val on July 19, 2019, 11:38:52 PM
 :heeha: Wow! This one is brilliant MaryLou  O0    :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: njnjgirl on July 20, 2019, 01:20:35 PM
Thank you so much Val.  I struggle with painters block ("What should I paint?") .  Since I have been doing these, I let the colors on the paper tell me what to paint and it is such fun! 
Title: Re: Ink over Splash
Post by: Val on July 21, 2019, 06:27:00 PM
¨What should I paint?¨ I have a minor crisis every time I finish with a piece. My best inspiration is getting outside, just walking about and observing usually provides me with a topic. I do however come home with too many ideas and then end up in a new quandary.... which do I paint next?!  :D
:2funny:
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Post by: njnjgirl on July 21, 2019, 08:24:18 PM
Hah! I guess this is a common scenerio among artists!😊
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Post by: nolan on July 22, 2019, 09:38:29 PM
absolutely, I think we all end up spending too much time deciding what to paint next :crazy2:
Luckily it is because there is sooo much to choose from :yippee:
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Post by: Trace on July 23, 2019, 11:17:07 PM
Oh wow Mary Lou, these are wonderful  :clap:
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Post by: njnjgirl on July 26, 2019, 12:17:32 PM
You are so right Nolan.

Thank you so much Trace.
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Post by: Gita on July 26, 2019, 08:58:49 PM
This is such a creative piece, Mary Lou! 👏🏻👏🏻
I am also interested to see the splashes before you add the creative part. Can you please post it the next time?
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Post by: njnjgirl on July 27, 2019, 12:00:08 PM
Thank you Gita.  I will post the process the next time, these have been finished before I saw your post. 


My latest paintings. 






I made a mistake with this painting.  I used a watercolor pen instead of ink and it ran.  Lesson learned.
Title: Re: Ink over Splash
Post by: nolan on July 28, 2019, 08:25:11 PM
oops :crazy2: :stress:
that can happen so easily
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Post by: Happychappy on July 29, 2019, 12:31:36 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Lovely work MaryLou.   Patricia
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Post by: EmmaLee on July 29, 2019, 11:21:06 AM
Very pretty paintings. You paint stones so well.
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Post by: njnjgirl on July 29, 2019, 06:07:04 PM
Thank you Nolan Patricia and EmmaLee.  I do like to paint stones, they are such fun!
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Post by: Val on July 31, 2019, 08:38:22 PM
 :yippee:   I´ve been a real fan of sketching stones and stone faces, and objects ever since the beginning of the drawing course. It is such fun to see how the various values create the dimensions and textures in the stone.
Both paintings are very nicely done MaryLou  O0    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Ink over Splash
Post by: njnjgirl on August 01, 2019, 12:34:03 PM
Thank you Val.  I appreciate it.
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Post by: njnjgirl on August 07, 2019, 11:03:09 AM
Hi folks, Gita asked me to take photos of how I start my ink over splash.  This is my latest painting.  It started with Alizarin crimson, cadium yellow and french ultramarine put on 140 lb paper. 




This took me a while to figure out what it looked like and then I thought tightly bound flowers in a bouquet. I outlined my thought in pen.





Next step was the pen work and then I added more colour in spots as well as some splashes using a toothbrush.



Your comments or suggestions are always appreciated.
Title: Re: Ink over Splash
Post by: nolan on August 07, 2019, 08:25:52 PM
amazing and fabulous seeing the process :congrats: :not_worthy:
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Post by: Happychappy on August 08, 2019, 12:50:52 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Excellent Mary Lou. Thanks for showing us how you go about it.   Patricia
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Post by: njnjgirl on August 08, 2019, 02:44:59 PM
Thank you  and much appreciated Nolan and Patricia.
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Post by: Val on August 09, 2019, 06:51:17 PM
 :heeha: That is so cool! This would be such fun to try.

I feel I need a break until I get some more pastel colours, this would be a great way to jump back into w/c. I think I shall give it a go. MaryLou, you always inspire one to move forward.   :thankyou:
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Post by: njnjgirl on August 10, 2019, 12:36:05 PM
Thank you Val, what a nice compliment that I have inspired you.  :flowers:  I hope you do try this, it is fun to do.
Title: Re: Ink over Splash
Post by: Gita on August 11, 2019, 09:12:36 PM
Thank you Mary-Lou for showing the process. I am stunned to see the results compared to the initial splash. Your imagination is so good! 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼
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Post by: njnjgirl on August 12, 2019, 12:57:48 PM
Thank you Gita...Sometimes it takes a while for me "see" what is there. 
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Post by: dennis on August 12, 2019, 06:52:27 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: njnjgirl on August 13, 2019, 11:27:28 AM
Thank you Dennis :thankyou:
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Post by: njnjgirl on August 13, 2019, 03:13:15 PM
This is my latest painting.  Your comments and suggestions are much appreciated.

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Post by: Happychappy on August 13, 2019, 06:57:11 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  MaryLou, this is absolutely beautiful. I think you have done a great job.    Patricia
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Post by: nolan on August 13, 2019, 08:25:26 PM
awesome :congrats:

How big are each of these?
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Post by: Gita on August 14, 2019, 05:52:42 AM
I like this very much, the colour mix and your interpretation. I think you should do a Vernissage with these paintings! 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼
Title: Re: Ink over Splash
Post by: njnjgirl on August 14, 2019, 01:24:16 PM
Thank you Patricia, Nolan and Gita!  I appreciate your wonderful comments.   :thankyou:

Nolan these paintings are done on arches paper 16.5 x 11.6 inches.  The painted image is around 9 x 11 except for the fountain which is 8 x 8 as I have put that in a frame and have it on my wall. 
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Post by: nolan on August 14, 2019, 08:18:54 PM
so they are a nice size for selling :heeha:
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Post by: njnjgirl on August 15, 2019, 12:12:31 PM
Would be nice to sell them.  I have only sold two paintings ever...the rest have been given as gifts. 
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Post by: nolan on August 15, 2019, 08:20:05 PM
at that size they would even sell at a market O0
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Post by: TeresaM on August 16, 2019, 07:18:12 AM
MaryLou this one is so pretty  :clap:
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Post by: njnjgirl on August 19, 2019, 12:19:44 PM
Thank you so much Teresa. :thankyou:
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Post by: njnjgirl on August 19, 2019, 12:50:59 PM
This started off well, I was happy with the row boat, then I added the dock and when I added the fishing cabin is when I think I missed the mark on the perspective (my nemesis).  Wondering if this can be salvaged in any way (bigger dock?) or binned as "practice"...Thank you!


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Post by: Gita on August 19, 2019, 02:25:01 PM
This looks good the way it is, Mary-Lou!
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Post by: njnjgirl on August 19, 2019, 04:38:53 PM
Thanks Gita.  Just not liking this one.   :-\
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Post by: Gita on August 19, 2019, 04:52:50 PM
Isn’t it normal that we may not like all the art pieces we make, Mary- Lou?
Maybe you can convert it to a nice autumn seasons greeting card?
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Post by: nolan on August 19, 2019, 08:33:06 PM
the house looks fine O0
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Post by: njnjgirl on August 19, 2019, 10:04:16 PM
So true, Gita, this one was headed for the bin and my husband said no, it looks fine.  I don't care for it, I guess it doesn't fit the idea I had in my mind when I painted it, so I feel disappointed by it.


Thanks Nolan, glad to hear you think it  looks okay.




Title: Re: Ink over Splash
Post by: Val on August 20, 2019, 08:23:43 PM
 :nono:   Uh-uh.... not your job to like it... that´s ours!  ;)      I like it just fine as is.  :clap: :clap: :clap:     NEXT!!!   ;D
Title: Re: Ink over Splash
Post by: njnjgirl on September 13, 2019, 12:13:49 AM
Thanks Val😊
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Post by: njnjgirl on September 14, 2019, 02:34:46 PM
This is my latest ink over splash...your comments and suggestions are appreciated.


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Post by: Annie. on September 15, 2019, 02:23:10 AM
I haven't seen this thread until now.  I am amazed at how creative your paintings develop over a few wash of paints.  These should sale easily. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Trace on September 15, 2019, 02:34:49 AM
I love this Mary Lou. The detail is fabulous
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Post by: Bill76434 on September 15, 2019, 09:45:18 AM
Something new to me. Some beautiful pictures Mary Lou a pleasure to view.
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Post by: njnjgirl on September 15, 2019, 12:39:53 PM
Thank you Annie, Trace and Bill. :thankyou:
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Post by: njnjgirl on September 15, 2019, 06:20:11 PM
This is a recent ink over splash I did, not liking the trees so much.  I'm thinking too much detail in the trees, but not sure I can change that.  Any suggestions are welcome.  Thank you!

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Post by: nolan on September 15, 2019, 08:19:01 PM
 :congrats:
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Post by: Val on September 15, 2019, 10:00:35 PM
 :heeha: Really loving your cactus and bowl.  O0   The colourings are so brilliant and bold.  :yippee:

Title: Re: Ink over Splash
Post by: njnjgirl on September 16, 2019, 12:37:28 PM
Thank you Nolan and Val.  I appreciate it! :thankyou:
Title: Re: Ink over Splash
Post by: Gita on September 16, 2019, 09:10:47 PM
Your ink over splash are really lovely, Mary-Lou. Admire your creativity.
The colourful bowl is a nice contrast to the cactus plants.
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Post by: njnjgirl on September 17, 2019, 12:42:50 PM
Thank you Gita, I appreciate your comments. :thankyou:
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Post by: Annie. on September 17, 2019, 02:56:46 PM
Mary Lou,
Your paintings keep me thinking but I could not pinpoint it, until now.

There is a famous Canadian painter called Phyllis Serota.  Years ago, I saw some of her paintings and later read about her life.

One is called Gabriel's Dream, and I really like it.  Big and expensive, according to the link below it is sold.  I am only aware of one in that style, and the background looks a bit like your splash.  Until now, I though she draw, then wash colors over... but maybe not.

https://phyllisserota.weebly.com/past-work---figurative.html
Title: Re: Ink over Splash
Post by: njnjgirl on September 17, 2019, 05:00:29 PM
Wow, she is quite accomplished.   Just the thought of me reminding you of her is awesome  Thank you!
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Post by: Annie. on September 17, 2019, 08:18:49 PM
Great!  It is well deserved.  My favorite one is the cottage by the lake, love the composition and the colors you chose.  :yippee:
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Post by: njnjgirl on September 18, 2019, 12:11:15 PM
Thank you Annie, that makes me smile as that one is one that I am displeased with.  :thankyou:
Title: Re: Ink over Splash
Post by: njnjgirl on November 05, 2019, 01:13:56 PM
This was a failed loose painting..I tried to save it using ink.  My micron ink set has a pen with a brush tip and I started using it on the left side of the painting darkening the background.. I don't know if I should darken more of the background or if I just ruined this already.  Your thoughts and suggestions are greatly appreciated.   Thank you!


Title: Re: Ink over Splash
Post by: nolan on November 05, 2019, 08:16:06 PM
not ruined whatsoever. This is going to be a fabulous painting. :heeha:

I must say that I quite like the dark background. It makes the flowers stand out. Darkening the whole background would be too much though. Maybe you could darken the left hand side of the painting, then shade lighter toward the right? That would make the light appear to come from the right so you can then adjust your highlights on the flowers accordingly.
Title: Re: Ink over Splash
Post by: njnjgirl on November 05, 2019, 11:06:18 PM
Thank you Nolan,  makes me feel better.  I thought the same about bringing the dark background further into the painting and then fading it out.  Will do.  Thanks!!
Title: Re: Ink over Splash
Post by: Annie. on November 06, 2019, 03:15:03 AM
When I first read that you thought you had ruined it, I was very confused and opted not to reply.

But my instinct was correct. I do love this painting very much.  I think the orange you used makes this painting outstanding... and I would not have seen anything out of line with the dark background if you did not mentioned it.

Frame it  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Ink over Splash
Post by: Bill76434 on November 06, 2019, 05:17:18 AM
Loads of potential  :painting:  Mary Lou.
Title: Re: Ink over Splash
Post by: njnjgirl on November 06, 2019, 01:24:56 PM
Thank you so much Annie and Bill :thankyou:
Title: Re: Ink over Splash
Post by: njnjgirl on November 06, 2019, 01:59:49 PM
Here is the revised version.  I stopped with the dark at this point and think this seems to be okay.  Angled from the lower part of painting to the left.  What do you think?


Title: Re: Ink over Splash
Post by: nolan on November 06, 2019, 08:06:22 PM
fab, just fade the black in the top left out towards the left as well. It currently stops too soon indicating a hard shadow which can only happen if that area is against a wall O0
Title: Re: Ink over Splash
Post by: njnjgirl on November 07, 2019, 02:13:43 PM
Thanks Nolan, I tried to fade it out but it looked so black so to break it up I scratched in a vine.  What do you think?


Title: Re: Ink over Splash
Post by: nolan on November 07, 2019, 07:07:52 PM
I am happy now, it looks awesome, well done :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: Ink over Splash
Post by: Bill76434 on November 07, 2019, 10:10:14 PM
Mary Lou,.    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Ink over Splash
Post by: Cath on November 08, 2019, 08:32:00 AM
Mary Lou,   Having just stumbled on this inspiring thread of yours, I must say it has been a lovely stroll along the pathway of your paintings.  Do make a calendar with them - it is something one can take pleasure in for a whole year.  :smitten:
Title: Re: Ink over Splash
Post by: JayJ on November 08, 2019, 09:10:51 AM
Looks great now! :clap:
Title: Re: Ink over Splash
Post by: njnjgirl on November 08, 2019, 01:36:48 PM
Thank you Nolan, glad you are happy!!


Thank you Bill, Cath and Jay.  I might do a calendar for Christmas gifts!  That's a great idea Cath.
Title: Re: Ink over Splash
Post by: Annie. on November 08, 2019, 02:06:20 PM
There is an amazing art exhibit at Harvard in Boston MA.

It is a realistic collection of glass botanic.  It is most amazing.  Anyone fortunate to be visiting the area should really see it.

Anyway, my point is that your orange flowers reminds me of the glass flowers in the display. They seems to pop out of the canvas in 3D, like if they were in glass and glued on your painting.  I guess, I can say that personal experience distorts perception but I love the idea.

 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Ink over Splash
Post by: njnjgirl on November 09, 2019, 01:07:17 PM
Wow, thanks Annie.. :thankyou:
Title: Re: Ink over Splash
Post by: Gita on November 11, 2019, 06:27:11 AM
So many beautiful paintings. I missed commenting on your last one. Adding the black brings the ink splash painting to an explosion of beautiful colours. Lovely!!!  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Ink over Splash
Post by: njnjgirl on November 11, 2019, 01:05:02 PM
Thank you so much Gita! :thankyou:
Title: Re: Ink over Splash
Post by: Val on December 04, 2019, 08:17:29 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Ink over Splash
Post by: njnjgirl on December 04, 2019, 11:04:38 PM
Thanks Val.
Title: Re: Ink over Splash
Post by: TeresaM on December 06, 2019, 06:34:38 AM
Very pretty MaryLou
Title: Re: Ink over Splash
Post by: njnjgirl on December 06, 2019, 12:34:06 PM
Thank you Teresa :thankyou: