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Title: Tony's First Trial Of Terry Harrison Style Watercolour Painting & Brush Use
Post by: Tony (ASM) on July 24, 2013, 10:14:23 AM
This is my first use of the Terry Harrison watercolour brushes and painting his winter scene. I've really enjoyed it and can't wait to do more then, carry the learned lessons across to my own landscape designs and projects I'm setting out.
I used this scene specifically because I've always wanted to paint a winter festive scene like a Xmas card. It's been my most sought after thing to do in art and, I'm on my way. I'll be doing this scene again for comparison.
Feel free to critique it. I've learned about 100+ lessons from it already!  :yippee:
Oh, by the way, I used Polychromos Pencils in addition to W&N watercolour pan paints, to blend or enhance, after the initial scene was fully dry.


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Title: Re: Tony's First Trial Of Terry Harrison Style Watercolour Painting & Brush Use
Post by: Val on July 24, 2013, 10:32:14 AM
Well done Tony  :clap: :clap: :clap: You painted the scene first, then applied the coloured pencil as you saw fit. Is that right? Very interesting method. My vision isn't the best, but I've had my  :detective: big magnifier out, and have only managed to find a few areas where I can see the pencil. Are these pencils blendable similar to w/c pencil, or more like regular pencils? I find the whole concept quite intrigueing.
Title: Re: Tony's First Trial Of Terry Harrison Style Watercolour Painting & Brush Use
Post by: Happychappy on July 24, 2013, 10:37:46 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Excellent painting of a Winter scene Tony.  I am so interested to hear/read more about pencils and paints being used together and wonder about the pencil colour fading with time which kind of scares me in using the two together.  Are pencils colour fast?  Anyway, fantastic and thanks for posting.  Patricia 
Title: Re: Tony's First Trial Of Terry Harrison Style Watercolour Painting & Brush Use
Post by: Tony (ASM) on July 24, 2013, 12:15:48 PM
Well done Tony  :clap: :clap: :clap: You painted the scene first, then applied the coloured pencil as you saw fit. Is that right? Very interesting method. My vision isn't the best, but I've had my  :detective: big magnifier out, and have only managed to find a few areas where I can see the pencil. Are these pencils blendable similar to w/c pencil, or more like regular pencils? I find the whole concept quite intrigueing.

Yo! Val ;) Ah! Ya see, I hav many unique ways to trick your eyes and evoke your curiosity!
Yeah, I used the pencil once I had finished watercolour painting and, after it had dried. I used Faber Castel polychromos standard pencils which are waterproof But, I could have used the same brand in the watercolour pencils as well.
I managed to do the Blending with a light touch approach. Using the pencils enabled me to make many changes Including lightening of certain areas. I also use them to cover many mistakes including the middle ground bushes.

I'm just out in the car at the moment so I will Come back on later. Sue has dragged me out shopping with her in her retirement!
Title: Re: Tony's First Trial Of Terry Harrison Style Watercolour Painting & Brush Use
Post by: jrhall036 on July 24, 2013, 12:19:14 PM
What a nice winter scene!!  :clap: :clap: :clap: You have done a wonderful job on this painting, Tony, and I think it will make perfect Christmas cards this winter!   O0 
Title: Re: Tony's First Trial Of Terry Harrison Style Watercolour Painting & Brush Use
Post by: Tony (ASM) on July 24, 2013, 12:27:31 PM
:clap: :clap: :clap:  Excellent painting of a Winter scene Tony.  I am so interested to hear/read more about pencils and paints being used together and wonder about the pencil colour fading with time which kind of scares me in using the two together.  Are pencils colour fast?  Anyway, fantastic and thanks for posting.  Patricia

Hey Patricia, I thought that combining standard or, watercolour pencils with watercolour paints might have been popular! Perhaps Im a trend setting pioneer?! ;)
Faber Castell do Albecht Durer watercolour pencils and, standard Polychromos pencils in a range of 120 colours that are cross referenced so you can use standard over watercolour if you wanted to. They vary in lightfast abilities like watercolour tube paint. Each pencil has a number of Asterix on them which denotes their lightfast range. I always scan or take a photograph of any work I do. That way it is archived in the digital format. I know that's not to same but, at least it's a copy.
Title: Re: Tony's First Trial Of Terry Harrison Style Watercolour Painting & Brush Use
Post by: Tony (ASM) on July 24, 2013, 12:32:25 PM
What a nice winter scene!!  :clap: :clap: :clap: You have done a wonderful job on this painting, Tony, and I think it will make perfect Christmas cards this winter!   O0

Thank You Jani ;) This painting is just my practice run/trial Of the particular winter seen by Terry Harrison. I am going to re-do this and it will be much better after the lessons learned with this first trial run. I was also trialling my new Terry Harrison brushes on this painting too. They are very good and I'm well impressed with the quality.
I will be doing the second version tomorrow and posting it tomorrow.
Title: Re: Tony's First Trial Of Terry Harrison Style Watercolour Painting & Brush Use
Post by: Val on July 24, 2013, 01:39:10 PM
You lucky boy! Be good and you might get to carry the shopping bags!  ;D

I shall await your 'redo' in severely 'stressed suspenders' !  :eyesclosed:
Title: Re: Tony's First Trial Of Terry Harrison Style Watercolour Painting & Brush Use
Post by: Lillian on July 24, 2013, 02:00:54 PM
Tony, I love your winter scene!   :smitten:


Problem is, I don't want to think of winter yet.   :P


Anyway, I do believe you are a pioneer.  I haven't heard of combining watercolor and colored pencil but it seems like anything goes as a means to an end and it sure worked for you.   :clap: :clap: :clap:


Hmmm, Sir Pioneer,


I think you need to sell the camel and purchase a covered wagon and a couple a oxen.   :D
Title: Re: Tony's First Trial Of Terry Harrison Style Watercolour Painting & Brush Use
Post by: valweb on July 24, 2013, 02:28:53 PM
 :clap: Lovely Tony....I love the colours you have achieved!   Lovely effect. 
Title: Re: Tony's First Trial Of Terry Harrison Style Watercolour Painting & Brush Use
Post by: Maryna on July 24, 2013, 02:43:50 PM
very nice, I like, I like  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Tony's First Trial Of Terry Harrison Style Watercolour Painting & Brush Use
Post by: Tony (ASM) on July 24, 2013, 06:47:03 PM
This is the second go at today's painting. I think it's a bit better but, not as much as I'd have liked. I need more practice! I got impatient when drawing the initial outlines free hand. I need to spend more time on the sketch part in my next trial. I think it's because it's not my photo that I lack commitment and enthusiasm to perfect it. I'm just trying to get the foundation from the Terry Harrison technique of winter scene painting so I can do my own and own total copyright.
Anyway, here is the second one. It's smaller because I emailed photo from my iPhone instead of my usual way of downloading a copy from my Google+ auto load/store:




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Title: Re: Tony's First Trial Of Terry Harrison Style Watercolour Painting & Brush Use
Post by: Lillian on July 24, 2013, 07:32:02 PM
Both look absolutely beautiful, Tony, my trail blazing friend.    :twothumbs:


The sketch looks to be fine to me, can't see how there could have been a problem.   :confused:



I think that if I were to pick the better one, it would be the second one.  I like those big trees, not so prominent, give more of a sense of distance in the painting and look even more wintry. 

I'm glad you're having fun with the paint and pencils.

With all this practice, your final is bound to be a masterpiece.  Besides, I've seen masterpieces outta you before and I expect nothing less.  :flowers:



Title: Re: Tony's First Trial Of Terry Harrison Style Watercolour Painting & Brush Use
Post by: Tony (ASM) on July 24, 2013, 07:47:15 PM
Ah Lillian my little sweet cheeks  :1hug:  You are so kind to this bad boy!  ;) ;D  Be careful, I tend to let my head get big and, my ego flexes it's artistic Biceps!!  :painting:
I've put aside the winter scene for today 'cos I need to paint a car! A classic car 'cos they have style. I don't know what this one is called. I snapped it at the cinema a while ago. But, I want to have a go at it. Choice of painting it with watercolour, watercolour + pencils or, pen and ink wash? I'll start with a watercolour paint job and see where it drives me! If all else fails, I'll paint a Camel!


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I've got some more clasic car photos I took recently that I might have a go at drawing or painting.
What do you think of doing this one Lillian? Is it worth a go or, shall I continue with landscapes?


 
Title: Re: Tony's First Trial Of Terry Harrison Style Watercolour Painting & Brush Use
Post by: Lillian on July 24, 2013, 07:58:41 PM
 8)  car, Tony!  I think it would be fun for you to do this!  ...maybe an MG???


Go for it, Tony!  Paint like a man!   :strong:   Do a whole series.


Just promise me you won't hang it in the nursery!   :tooth:


I like the landscapes you're doing. 


The choice is yours, do whatever is shouting at you to do and have fun with it. 
Title: Re: Tony's First Trial Of Terry Harrison Style Watercolour Painting & Brush Use
Post by: Tony (ASM) on July 24, 2013, 08:04:02 PM
That's it Lillian! I'll combine the 2 scenes into 1 with a landscape summer scene behind the car. Like the car parked on a country lane. Yeah, I'm going for it Lilly Babes!  :yippee: :smart: :painting:


I'll post a progress report starting tomorrow (I'll tidy my kitchen table and tape a sheet of watercolour paper on my board. In fact, I might even use that pad of expensive Arches paper I got a while ago!)
I'm glad to be on the practical side of art now, after all my theory talk and no action!  :blush:   :painting:

Title: Re: Tony's First Trial Of Terry Harrison Style Watercolour Painting & Brush Use
Post by: Tousabella on July 24, 2013, 08:38:37 PM
Wonderful rendition of the painting, Tony.  I like your second one, too....gives me goosepimples ...it has that 'cold' feeling of winter. Put your first sky in the second one...wow.  You are really truckin right along!  Are these brushes synthetic or do they have hair, too?
Keep up the good work...looking forward to YOUR winter scene.
Title: Re: Tony's First Trial Of Terry Harrison Style Watercolour Painting & Brush Use
Post by: Val on July 24, 2013, 09:22:59 PM
Bbbbbbbrrrrrrmmmmmmm, Bbbbbbbbbrrrrrrrmmmmmm..... Car, CAR, CAR...... take me for a ride in your car-car, take me for a ride in your car-car. Take me for a ride, take me for a ride, take me for ride in your 2.4 litre Ferrari with 4 wheel traction and torsion bar suspension...take me for a ride in your car-car.  :blush:

 :sweat: whew...sure glad I got that out of my system!  ;D So...guess what I think you should paint? I know, I know, it's a tough one!  :whistle:

Will have to see if I can figure out what it is.....Morgan keeps popping into my mind, but I'm not sure.....  :-\
That's a real beauty, can I have a go too?
Title: Re: Tony's First Trial Of Terry Harrison Style Watercolour Painting & Brush Use
Post by: Tony (ASM) on July 24, 2013, 09:31:18 PM
Bbbbbbbrrrrrrmmmmmmm, Bbbbbbbbbrrrrrrrmmmmmm..... Car, CAR, CAR...... take me for a ride in your car-car, take me for a ride in your car-car. Take me for a ride, take me for a ride, take me for ride in your 2.4 litre Ferrari with 4 wheel traction and torsion bar suspension...take me for a ride in your car-car.  :blush:

 :sweat: whew...sure glad I got that out of my system!  ;D So...guess what I think you should paint? I know, I know, it's a tough one!  :whistle:

Will have to see if I can figure out what it is.....Morgan keeps popping into my mind, but I'm not sure.....  :-\
That's a real beauty, can I have a go too?


No Val, you can't have a go. Girl racers are not allowed in my yellow mean machine! You'll throttle it to death woman! It needs a gentle hand. One that steers it along a gentile path and caresses it's every need. One that handles it with loving care and passion. A guiding hand along lifes rough roads and journeys of hell. A protector in the face of pot holes and tarmac Adams!
Ya see, Val, you have a lot to learn my dear Octopus Lady.  >:D [size=78%]  [/size]
Title: Re: Tony's First Trial Of Terry Harrison Style Watercolour Painting & Brush Use
Post by: Tony (ASM) on July 24, 2013, 09:36:10 PM
Wonderful rendition of the painting, Tony.  I like your second one, too....gives me goosepimples ...it has that 'cold' feeling of winter. Put your first sky in the second one...wow.  You are really truckin right along!  Are these brushes synthetic or do they have hair, too?
Keep up the good work...looking forward to YOUR winter scene.


Hi Retta,  :thankyou:  for your reply ;)
I think the Terry Harrison brushes have both natural hair and synthetic. But, I bought a set of 10 cheap sable brushes for 1 recently and I've been using them too. The finer details have been put in with these because, I've only got the Terry Harrison medium detail brush. I use the small cheap ones of the details like the twigs on the trees!

Title: Re: Tony's First Trial Of Terry Harrison Style Watercolour Painting & Brush Use
Post by: Val on July 24, 2013, 09:44:19 PM
 :eek:    :'( Anthony..... that's just plain heartless!  :'( OH.... the pain and cruelty!  :'( To be so mistreated, and misunderstood  :'( :'( :'( (Is he caving yet?)  drat.

My darling, this little gem should never be driven without gloves, white silk scarf, and of course the obligatory driving cap. Show some respect here. ooooooh to sink down in those aged leather seats and caress that lovingly polished wooden steering wheel, oh the thrill! Meet you at the corner?  ;) ;D
Title: Re: Tony's First Trial Of Terry Harrison Style Watercolour Painting & Brush Use
Post by: Tony (ASM) on July 24, 2013, 10:08:04 PM
:eek:    :'( Anthony..... that's just plain heartless!  :'( OH.... the pain and cruelty!  :'( To be so mistreated, and misunderstood  :'( :'( :'( (Is he caving yet?)  drat.

My darling, this little gem should never be driven without gloves, white silk scarf, and of course the obligatory driving cap. Show some respect here. ooooooh to sink down in those aged leather seats and caress that lovingly polished wooden steering wheel, oh the thrill! Meet you at the corner?  ;) ;D


Erm, Vallareeee Fish Lady, you are revving up the wrong lane lady! You will soon tyre and get exhausted of your fantasies to take control of this mean beast of a machine!
Women are out of bounds darling! If you feel the need for speed, get to the Bumper Car arcade where you can let loose your desires of car crashes and bumper kissing! This yella-belly isn't for whimps. Only the leanest, meanest, killing machine beasts can partake in this edification!
Now if you are game, and want to be in touch with your masculine, testosterone, hormonal, Andronised fuel filled, turbo charged body parts then, join the clan baby 'cos it's all hands at the deck on this bad boy bitch of a car!
Title: Re: Tony's First Trial Of Terry Harrison Style Watercolour Painting & Brush Use
Post by: jrhall036 on July 25, 2013, 01:26:22 AM
 :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: Tony's First Trial Of Terry Harrison Style Watercolour Painting & Brush Use
Post by: scouserl41 on July 25, 2013, 02:02:13 PM
That's a classic British Morgan sports car. They still make them - one at a time. I believe there's a waiting list you can get on for one, you pay a deposit and wait like 5 years until they call you and tell you it's gue to be built. Many years ago a friend put his name on the list. By the time they called him he had a family and the Morgan wasn't the car he needed anymore. He made money when he sold his place in line!
You got to paint that one.
Brian
Title: Re: Tony's First Trial Of Terry Harrison Style Watercolour Painting & Brush Use
Post by: Val on July 25, 2013, 03:27:28 PM
 :yippee: Thanks Brian, I thought it was a Morgan! There you go Tony, confirmation. Do I know my cars or what?!  :2funny:
So now you must paint the car.  :knuppel2:

OH....don't forget to get your name on the list so it will be ready for Emily's sweet 16!  :whistle:
Title: Re: Tony's First Trial Of Terry Harrison Style Watercolour Painting & Brush Use
Post by: Tony (ASM) on July 25, 2013, 04:28:47 PM
That's a classic British Morgan sports car. They still make them - one at a time. I believe there's a waiting list you can get on for one, you pay a deposit and wait like 5 years until they call you and tell you it's gue to be built. Many years ago a friend put his name on the list. By the time they called him he had a family and the Morgan wasn't the car he needed anymore. He made money when he sold his place in line!
You got to paint that one.
Brian


 :thankyou:  Brian for that information ;) I didn't know what model it was and I'm glad to eventually get to know. It makes it all the more unique to hear about the ownership requirements!
I've started it already but, there's lack of detail in my photo so, I'll have to Google it to see more.
Thanks again ;)
Title: Re: Tony's First Trial Of Terry Harrison Style Watercolour Painting & Brush Use
Post by: Tony (ASM) on July 25, 2013, 04:29:44 PM

(My keyboard stopped working! Arghhhhh!) Anyway, I closed the laptop lid to let it go into hibernation mode then, reopened it. That seemed to work as the keyboard is back on track!
I've made a start on the Morgan! Yes Val, you really do know your cars!  :yippee: :clap: :clap:
I may have to pick your brains for further details of the car because, my photo doesn't show some areas well enough.
I've chosen to concentrate on the car as the subject and I'll do the background as a subtle backdrop 'cos, I need to practice the landscape watercolour first.


Here's the preliminary sketch. I'm using a sheet from my Arches Watercolour paper pad. Now that was a right pain! It came covered in a black card-like sheet and black tape all round the edge with a space to slot a 'pallete knife' at the top. I tore the sheet and made a right mess before I ended up with any success! 

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Title: Re: Tony's First Trial Of Terry Harrison Style Watercolour Painting & Brush Use
Post by: BeaSue on July 25, 2013, 05:00:02 PM
Tony, your lovely Terry Harrison style winter scenes have inspired me to get his book. I found a second-hand one on Amazon.

Re the Arches board: I always paint directly on the top sheet that's on the board (no taping to another board or curling-up problems). Then, when my painting is finished, I gently separate the top sheet from the rest of the board with a palette knife, beginning, of course, at the notch at the top.
Title: Re: Tony's First Trial Of Terry Harrison Style Watercolour Painting & Brush Use
Post by: scouserl41 on July 25, 2013, 05:27:09 PM
Here's the makers website:
It's a plus 4 model
http://www.morgan-motor.co.uk/mmc/carrange/plus4/plus4morgan.html (http://www.morgan-motor.co.uk/mmc/carrange/plus4/plus4morgan.html)
Title: Re: Tony's First Trial Of Terry Harrison Style Watercolour Painting & Brush Use
Post by: scouserl41 on July 25, 2013, 05:30:26 PM
You got all the ellipses perfectly, that's always where I struggle with the motorcycle paintings.
Nice job.
Brian
Title: Re: Tony's First Trial Of Terry Harrison Style Watercolour Painting & Brush Use
Post by: Lillian on July 25, 2013, 08:15:14 PM
Tony my gem of the British Isles, listen up!  Susan is right on! 


DO NOT, I repeat DO NOT take the paper off that EXPENSIVE watercolor pad!!!  That's what you put the extra pounds in.  You can eliminate the need for the blue tape.  Trust me, you won't have any problem with the paper warping, that's the whole idea behind a watercolor pad!!!   :uglystupid2: [size=78%] [/size]


Just paint right on the pad and then very CAREFULLY, I say CAREFULLY run your pallet knife around to lift the paper off the pad when you have your painting finished.  I give the pallet knife a gentle help by following it with a GENTLE lift with my finger nail.


[/size]Whew![size=78%][/size][size=78%]  [/size]Too much  :stress: stressing here! 


I think you should let Val drive the Morgan.  Get back on the camel!   :2funny:


Ahhhh Tony, seriously now, at least you're going to paint the Morgan on the very best paper your British pounds can buy.  I save my Arches watercolor pad for serious painting.


Great idea to combine the landscape with the Morgan.  ...can't wait to see it!


Happy  :painting:    :1hug:






 
Title: Re: Tony's First Trial Of Terry Harrison Style Watercolour Painting & Brush Use
Post by: Tony (ASM) on July 25, 2013, 09:33:06 PM
Update:


I decided to lay in the tonal values with a Grisaille layer of waterproof Polychromos pencil greys. It's slow, tedious and painstaking but, it may be worth it once I add the colours:


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Title: Re: Tony's First Trial Of Terry Harrison Style Watercolour Painting & Brush Use
Post by: Tony (ASM) on July 25, 2013, 09:37:29 PM
Here's the makers website:
It's a plus 4 model
[url]http://www.morgan-motor.co.uk/mmc/carrange/plus4/plus4morgan.html[/url] ([url]http://www.morgan-motor.co.uk/mmc/carrange/plus4/plus4morgan.html[/url])



 :thankyou:  Brain for your help and the link for the Morgan website. I will take a look at there so long as I'm not tempted to order one for....my self!
(Note for Val, forget buying for my Granddaughter, I'm far more important, as you know!  8) )

Title: Re: Tony's First Trial Of Terry Harrison Style Watercolour Painting & Brush Use
Post by: Tony (ASM) on July 25, 2013, 09:41:35 PM
Tony, your lovely Terry Harrison style winter scenes have inspired me to get his book. I found a second-hand one on Amazon.

Re the Arches board: I always paint directly on the top sheet that's on the board (no taping to another board or curling-up problems). Then, when my painting is finished, I gently separate the top sheet from the rest of the board with a palette knife, beginning, of course, at the notch at the top.


Well, I'd never guess that my post would inspire someone to buy Terry Harrison's book!  I'm pleased you've been able to get a second hand one though Susan  O0


Thanks for your experience info on the Arches paper. It was my own fault 'cos, I pried the paper so hard it tore! It also marked the one underneath on the pad! All in all, I made a right 'ol mess!  :blush: :o
Title: Re: Tony's First Trial Of Terry Harrison Style Watercolour Painting & Brush Use
Post by: Tony (ASM) on July 25, 2013, 09:45:34 PM
You got all the ellipses perfectly, that's always where I struggle with the motorcycle paintings.
Nice job.
Brian


Ah! Brian, I had a helping hand with the ellipses. I held the picture up to the conservatory door and traced over it with the piece of Arches paper (that's why I took it off the pad). I couldn't see much detail. Only enough to get the outlines of the yellow area and other bits. I drew in the rest free hand. I still need to trace that front wheel though because I'm struggling to get it right free hand. I'll trace the highlights that show despite the wheel not showing, it'll be enough to suggest it.

Title: Re: Tony's First Trial Of Terry Harrison Style Watercolour Painting & Brush Use
Post by: Tony (ASM) on July 25, 2013, 09:54:44 PM
Tony my gem of the British Isles, listen up!  Susan is right on! 


DO NOT, I repeat DO NOT take the paper off that EXPENSIVE watercolor pad!!!  That's what you put the extra pounds in.  You can eliminate the need for the blue tape.  Trust me, you won't have any problem with the paper warping, that's the whole idea behind a watercolor pad!!!   :uglystupid2:


Just paint right on the pad and then very CAREFULLY, I say CAREFULLY run your pallet knife around to lift the paper off the pad when you have your painting finished.  I give the pallet knife a gentle help by following it with a GENTLE lift with my finger nail.


Whew![size=78%][/size][size=78%]  [/size]Too much  :stress: stressing here! 


I think you should let Val drive the Morgan.  Get back on the camel!   :2funny:


Ahhhh Tony, seriously now, at least you're going to paint the Morgan on the very best paper your British pounds can buy.  I save my Arches watercolor pad for serious painting.


Great idea to combine the landscape with the Morgan.  ...can't wait to see it!


Happy  :painting:    :1hug:


Lilly babes, I think you are right! No fancy classical car can ever replace the organic 'being as one' with a Camel! What is more beautiful that a Camel's face?! Perhaps Val's face when she goes girl racing and ends up with a face pealing from the open top zoom race!


Hey Lillian, It was my fault with the Arches paper!  :blush: :help:  I wanted to see how the sheets came off and was very surprised at how tough that black tape round the edges is! I tried to use a knife but it sliced into the sheet of paper. This was after I'd scratched it by yanking off the cover board in 30 pieces! I marked the next sheet after using the pallete knife to heavily lift/prise off the sheet. It was well stuck down!
Anyway, the quality is lovely. It's nice to work on with my pencils so far.


I'm not doing much of a background on this one Lillian. I decided to make the car the main subject filling the page. I need to practice landscape scenes first. I'm going to do more of those Terry Harrison scenes as soon as I finish this Morgan car.
Thanks for your help and advice Lillian.  :hug: :thankyou:
Title: Re: Tony's First Trial Of Terry Harrison Style Watercolour Painting & Brush Use
Post by: Lillian on July 25, 2013, 11:59:41 PM
 :urwelcome:   It's looking good so far.   O0   


Interesting process.  I'm really looking forward to seeing the finished piece.   :gl2:
Title: Re: Tony's First Trial Of Terry Harrison Style Watercolour Painting & Brush Use
Post by: Val on July 26, 2013, 12:29:00 AM
Yes, thanks much for the link Brian. FABULOUS!!! I'm going to have to paint and sell a lot of paintings to get one of those!  :smitten:

Tony! I'll give you a camel's face!  :nana:

The drawing is coming on famously.  O0 :clap:

Really looking forward to this one!  :heeha: :yippee:
Title: Re: Tony's First Trial Of Terry Harrison Style Watercolour Painting & Brush Use
Post by: njnjgirl on July 26, 2013, 12:34:47 PM
Winter scenes and what you have done so far with car, I really like!! Very nice work Tony.   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Tony's First Trial Of Terry Harrison Style Watercolour Painting & Brush Use
Post by: Tony (ASM) on July 27, 2013, 07:55:30 AM
I've had a few time delays on this project because I've been changing my work place set up. After smudges and difficulties in drawing/shading areas at particular angles, I decided to think of some changes to introduce to make life easier.
I am testing a 'Lazy Susan' (strange name!). It's a wooden turn table that's big enough to hold a A4 sheet stuck down with masking tape. This table enables me to turn and draw easier. One thing I've had to do is, place a couple of objects underneath to stop it tilting until I find something better like a ring of the right thickness that still allows the table to turn.
I've also started using some Mylar like sheets. One to cover as I draw to stop smudging (I tape this down with low tac tape and constantly move it as I need). The second sheet (A4) I use to cover the entire drawing between sessions. I tape it on the edges with low tac tape. This keeps dust etc off the work in progress. I wrote the words 'Protective Cover' on a piece of tape to stop any confussion with the other sheet and to let me know it's been put in place


Larger version here: [size=78%]http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?action=media;sa=item;in=10782 (http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?action=media;sa=item;in=10782)[/size]
Title: Re: Tony's First Trial Of Terry Harrison Style Watercolour Painting & Brush Use
Post by: dennis on July 27, 2013, 08:10:04 AM
You made a great start with the Morgan :clap: :clap: :clap:

About the watercolour pad - if you look carefully along the edge opposite the folder flap (normally) you should find a small section (20mm to 25mm) that has no glue on it. This open area is specially for inserting a blade between the sheets.
Title: Re: Tony's First Trial Of Terry Harrison Style Watercolour Painting & Brush Use
Post by: Tony (ASM) on July 27, 2013, 08:56:14 AM
You made a great start with the Morgan :clap: :clap: :clap:

About the watercolour pad - if you look carefully along the edge opposite the folder flap (normally) you should find a small section (20mm to 25mm) that has no glue on it. This open area is specially for inserting a blade between the sheets.


Thank you Dennis!  I'm enjoying this project. It's gonna take a while 'cos I get a bit lazy, bored and impatient! I have to be self disciplined or, get Sue to kick my ass!   :2funny:
I did find that area on the Arches pad and tried to use a knife to go round and separate a sheet off. I just ended up cutting right thru the sheet in several places!  :blush: :o  I then used a Palette knife from the kitchen draw (Sue's cake knife!) but ended up marking and buckling the sheet and one underneath!  :confused:  Anyway, I did eventually manage to prise a sheet off okay. It's quite a learned lesson with this pad of quality papers that end up non quality after I've had my mitts on it!  ;D [size=78%] [/size]
Title: Re: Tony's First Trial Of Terry Harrison Style Watercolour Painting & Brush Use
Post by: Tony (ASM) on July 27, 2013, 11:30:55 AM
I've started a new thread for my Morgan car painting updates and progress, instead of putting it on this one. I want to keep this one for my trials of the Terry Harrison scenes and my own watercolour versions/originals.
The Morgan Classical Car thread link is here: [size=78%]http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?topic=4691.msg78600#msg78600 (http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?topic=4691.msg78600#msg78600)[/size]
Title: Re: Tony's First Trial Of Terry Harrison Style Watercolour Painting & Brush Use
Post by: Val on July 27, 2013, 02:16:02 PM
Tony, I had a problem at first when using the blocks. I'd score the sheet underneath, so I turned to a butter knife! No sharp edge and it works a treat....no scoring!  O0
Title: Re: Tony's First Trial Of Terry Harrison Style Watercolour Painting & Brush Use
Post by: scouserl41 on July 27, 2013, 05:37:37 PM
Val,
Didn't the butter knife leave a mess on the paper?
Brian
;D
Title: Re: Tony's First Trial Of Terry Harrison Style Watercolour Painting & Brush Use
Post by: Val on July 27, 2013, 08:07:57 PM
 :eek: :doh: Its a clean one Brian!  :D :2funny:
Title: Re: Tony's First Trial Of Terry Harrison Style Watercolour Painting & Brush Use
Post by: Tony (ASM) on July 28, 2013, 06:40:08 PM
Tony, I had a problem at first when using the blocks. I'd score the sheet underneath, so I turned to a butter knife! No sharp edge and it works a treat....no scoring!  O0


I was thinking of using a Fish Knife Val!  :fight: :2funny:
Title: Re: Tony's First Trial Of Terry Harrison Style Watercolour Painting & Brush Use
Post by: Val on July 28, 2013, 08:41:30 PM
 :tickedoff: Try and be nice.  :cursing: Try and be helpful. What do ya get?  :attacked: Right in the kisser!!  :stress: :-X
Title: Re: Tony's First Trial Of Terry Harrison Style Watercolour Painting & Brush Use
Post by: Straynative on May 09, 2017, 04:50:12 PM
Love this painting. Stumbled across this topic and had a peek. Really pretty...