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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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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.


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 :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 
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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!
« Last Edit: July 24, 2013, 12:18:14 PM by Tony (ASM) »
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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 
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: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.
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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.
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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:


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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
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 :clap: Lovely Tony....I love the colours you have achieved!   Lovely effect. 
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very nice, I like, I like  :clap: :clap:
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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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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:



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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?


 
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 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. 
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