Thursday, 8 September 2011

Time for a watch along experiment.

Do you remember the Famous Cactus? It had the swirly swishy background.

I was wondering what to paint, so thought to try an experiment.. the swirly background and a floral painting.

I have drawn the flowers from my imagination. Not sure if that's a good idea, but time will tell.

So here are the first few steps. If anyone wants to try this out for themselves - be my guest!

firstly, the drawing

Wet the paper completely, then add the background washes. A lazy S shaped swish of french ultramarine, alizarin crimson and aureolin.


after that has dried completely ( which takes a while as it was very wet) I add a second wash of aureolin to the flowers alone


that's it for today, will be back soon with some more stages.
Hope you've enjoyed and even feel inspired :)

11 comments:

  1. Interesting experiment, Pat! Looking forward to the next stages!

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  2. thanks Judy - who knows what will happen but sometimes you have to take chances :) xx

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  3. Pat, I have no time to try this today, but I might soon. Curious about the next stages. Nice of you for this experiment.

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  4. I'm inspired. I'm going to try this along with you...can't wait to see how it all turns out. xx

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  5. Pat, I can see that it is coming along beautifully. I am looking forward to seeing the finished painting.
    Never be afraid to use your own imagination for anything you want to paint :)
    Hugs xx

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  6. Interesting technique, Pat. I was thinking of trying it with a portrait. Looking forward to see the next stages,

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  7. My goodness, I think I can handle those first two stages. When it gets more detailed I doubt it. But I do love the rainbow look.

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  8. This is a great start...I love tutorials and can't wait to see this one progress.

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  9. Oh I just love tutorials, and lessons, I will try this.. From you it has to be good. !!!!

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  10. Glad you all like to watch - and for those trying it, I hope you have fun! There's nothing serious about this painting :) xx

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  11. Hi Pat! I'm back from short holidays and I'm really inspired by this experiment! Hope I can do a good work. Now, I'm curious to see next stage. xx

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