Sunday, 22 May 2011

Sunday Sport

This painting came from one of the thumbnails in the previous post :)
I thought I'd have a little fun with it.

Sunday Sport



So I took two leaves from the garden and impressed them into a wash of new gamboge. When they'd made an impression I dropped a couple of drops of French Ultramarine in the still damp wash and let that do its thing.

In the meantime in the tree I had scrunched up some cling film. When that was dry it left wonderful texture marks. I then laid a wash of burnt sienna. When that was dry, I ran some candle wax over the tree trunk and then laid in another wash of burnt sienna. When that dried I used a dry brush technique with warm sepia - and this is a close up of the end result.

I had such fun making this, laughing to myself as I painted.
I hope its made you smile too :) xx

26 comments:

  1. I can hear you laughing! Isn't it great to experiment like that? I love the result!

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  2. Judy, its fabulous to experiment :)
    Stops me taking myself too seriously !
    Glad you liked the end result :) xx

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  3. Hi Pat. Nice textures and I love the knot in the tree! I thought I recognised the composition from your thumbnails! I've been experimenting with tree texture recently so I hope to do a bigger looser painting using that technique soon. Thanks for sharing your techniques :)

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  4. Glad you like them, Michael :) I've no problem sharing what I do.. if it helps or gives joy, I'm happy :)
    Look forward to seeing your tree. xx

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  5. Very good work, this is a great lesson! Arianna

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  6. Thanks, Arianna, glad you enjoyed it :) xx

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  7. I love this Pat! Such a fun piece and how nice to have a play. Hugs xx

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  8. Thanks, June!
    I certainly was fun playing :) xx

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  9. Hi Pat, how are you?
    This beautiful work, a perfect center worthy of William Tell!:-))
    Have i nice Sunday!

    Ciao!!

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  10. Hi Francesco!
    We're all fine here. I tried visiting your blog yesterday and it timed me out so I couldn't see your pics :(
    It was trying to load all the blogs you follow and it failed :(
    Will try again today :)

    Glad you like the painting - and hope you have a great weekend too! :) x

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  11. I like the that really effective texture of the bark on the tree and the shine on the apple! A fun subject :0)

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  12. experimenting can be so much fun and create beautiful results.

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  13. Thanks, Sandra.
    I really love the tree bark too - and the shine -easy, just make sure you leave a dash of white :)

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  14. Looks like a fun departure from normal painting, Pat!

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  15. Certainly was, Dora. Sometime you just need to have a laugh, you know? :) xx

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  16. Interesting technique to get a beautiful textures, thanks Pat for this lesson. Ciao.

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  17. Thanks Tito - glad you found it interesting :) xx

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  18. Pat, I just love the textures that you achieved and the creative methods you used to achieve them!

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  19. Thanks , Christiane *hugs* xx

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  20. Hi Pat, you certainly had fun doing this..practically using all the tricks in the book!! The result is excellent, worth waiting for all these technics to dry in between. xx

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  21. Great experiment Pat. a couple of tips I learnt with watercolor years ago was a rolled up tissue then roll it across the bark of the tree that has light paint on one side and dark on the other.

    Love the added drips from the apple.

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  22. It's so good to have fun when we are painting! We all have to experience, this, Pat and I like very much the result, it reminds me of Hobin Hood and I smiled too! kisses

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  23. I did throw everything I knew at it Jane - and had great fun :) xx

    oh Dors - now you've just taught me something I didn't know!

    Glad it made you smile too, Anamaria :) Certainly was great fun :) xx

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  24. I love that texture on your tree. Isn't it wonderful to have fun while learning?

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  25. Fantastic texture that got Pat. It's very well in his experiments, I liked a lot.
    Outside the fun was that execute them:)
    A hug

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