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Monday, 5 August 2013

Fun with mixed media


I'm having a play with mixed media at the moment.  A simple watercolour wash as background. Leave it to dry completely and then add Soft Pastels.  I have even added water to the pastels and they work like watercolour spreading across the paper....fun to watch.




and a couple of seascape versions of Lundy Island, well my version anyways....








What do you reckon, would these be worth making into framed
works for the Gallery?











18 comments:

  1. oh, very nice. i particularly like the blue Lundy island painting. the softness makes it look sort of foggy.

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    1. Thanks Sue, I like the blue version too, I used Prussian Blue (one of my fav. colours).

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  2. I really like the blue one, too, and am intrigued by the watercolor with soft pastels. Lovely!

    xoxo

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    1. Thanks Vicki. I happened to have some pastels which (I admit I don't tend to use a great deal) and just thought I would put them on some dry watercolour. I then decided to push them about a bit with clear water and it blended nicely, so that started me off. It's nice experimenting.

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  3. I have no idea how to price something of this nature. The first watercolor caught my breath - it is absolutely gorgeous. And then I scrolled down and was equally amazed. It is obvious that you are really comfortable with watercolors. Love your work!
    Sandy

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    1. Aww Thanks Sandy, they really were experimental, but I was pleased how they turned out. I do enjoy watercolours, although tend to Exhibit Acrylics in the Gallery. I wouldn't have any idea how to price these, they are only about 5" x 6", so would probably just give them away at some time.

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  4. Lovely, soft paintings. Valerie

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  5. anything you do is good for the gallery!

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  6. Oh I love that last one the best. Its very moody blues. :) Yes I would frame them up and put them in the gallery.

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    1. Thanks Cris, I liked the blue one, the washes worked on that :)

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  7. The watercolors and pastel are a nice combination! I like the loose look to the ones of the island.

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  8. Very nice effects, I particularly like the red one.

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  9. Absolutely! (But I might be slightly prejudiced! ;)

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