Sunday, 11 June 2017

A three painting post, watercolour and cyanotypes

I've been so busy, I've really neglected my blog.
So I'm trying to bring everything up to speed.

There are three paintings in this post - one watercolour and two cyanotypes.
I was so fortunate to have been gifted a day at a printing works to learn how to make cyanotypes - a process used in making blueprints.
You can use all sorts of papers to make cyanotypes - and I chose to use watercolour paper, so that I could paint some details in watercolour afterwards.

The Sun Always Rises


 Harvest Time


and finally, a watercolour commission of a lovely rescue boy

Tanner 


I thought, for interest, I'll also show you the cyanotypes as they were hanging up to dry, after coming out from the wash tray, in which any excess chemicals were removed.

and for those on you on Facebook, I now have an artist page HERE

11 comments:

  1. I like these. Harvest time is my favorite. I've never heard of a cyanotypes before, very interesting

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    1. thank you, Ann. I've only heard of them since our move to Scotland, but I'm in love with them!

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  2. Pat, I'd never heard of cyanotypes. I'm going to Google the process. This is very interesting and your results are so pretty. Tanner looks like a sweetheart! Happy Sunday!

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    1. Thanks, Candy. They are fascinating pieces to create. Kits are also available, if you want to try one of your own. Tanner is, by all accounts, a very loving dog.

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  3. Very cool cyanotypes! I'd love to see the steps you took. :D

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    1. Next time, Robin, I will photograph every step! xx

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  4. Dear Pat all three of these are wonderful...I especially love your watercolor of Tanner. It looks like you captured his personality. Thanks for sharing friend. Hope you have a delightful day. Hugs!

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    1. Thanks, Debbie. I am so glad you love Tanner, his owners did too.
      xx

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  5. The cyanotypes look fantastic! And I love your watercolour! I follow your fb page now!

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    1. aren't they adorable - and if you make them on watercolour paper, it lends itself to the overpainting that I did here.
      Thank you so much for following my FB page, I was convinced by the framing man who hangs my paintings that I ought to have a page.

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  6. Thank you for sharing this interesting and informative article, painting with airless spray gun will be faster and more interesting!

    Airless Spray

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