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njnjgirl

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on: July 19, 2021, 04:37:53 PM
I am trying to do loose watercolor again.  I watched a video where the artist uses a credit card to do the painting of the buildings, etc.  This was my first try, it is fun.  I will try this again and keep practicing.  In the meantime, I looked at this and thought maybe ink would salvage it.  Not sure I succeeded as to me it looks a mess LOL...your comments are appreciated.


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Reply #1 on: July 19, 2021, 11:03:05 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: I find it hard to be 'loose' keep on Mary Lou


njnjgirl

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Reply #2 on: July 20, 2021, 12:16:51 PM
Thanks Bill, yes, so hard, I keep trying and it always looks a mess to me .  I do admire those that can paint in that style.
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Reply #3 on: July 21, 2021, 08:24:23 AM
Yep, painting loose is not easy, we get carried away and next minute it looks like a photo again
You have done a great job, I love the water reflections on this one  :smitten:


njnjgirl

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Reply #4 on: July 22, 2021, 12:37:14 PM
Thanks Nolan, I keep trying LOL..
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Reply #5 on: August 21, 2021, 07:40:13 AM
With the ink lines, it looks like pen and ink with WC, and I like it!
I also think to paint loosely is tough. Maybe we have to wear glasses which makes a blurred vision, so that we just see shapes and colours while painting!😄
Cheers, Gita


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Reply #6 on: August 24, 2021, 09:14:32 AM
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njnjgirl

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Reply #7 on: August 25, 2021, 01:00:49 PM
Thanks Gita and Elizabeth.  I do admire loose watercolor and would love to be able to do it as easily as I see those do it on Youtube. I also took a class with an artist here who is well know for her loose florals.  Still just can't "see" what details to leave out.. 
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Reply #8 on: August 25, 2021, 08:30:43 PM
try standing further back from the subject - put them way across on the other side of the room, them paint them and see if that helps


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Reply #9 on: August 31, 2021, 01:20:51 PM
Thanks Nolan, I will try that. O0
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Reply #10 on: October 23, 2021, 05:12:30 PM
Beautiful work :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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