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Friday, 6 March 2015

Correcting Run-backs, Blooms, Cauliflowers + PAINT PARTY FRIDAY

 JOINING in with PAINT PARTY FRIDAY today - Thanks to EVA & Kristin for hosting.(click for link)


PAINT SPLODGES...

Call them what you want, it's when the paint runs back on itself and eventually dries leaving what is known as   Run-backs - Blooms - Cauliflowers, all the same difference.  This is what I'm on about...





but don't panic.  
Some run-backs are good and I quite like to leave them if they are not
too obvious, it gives extra character (my reasoning not an excuse)!
 Leave the painting to TOTALLY dry and I mean
REALLY DRY. 
When you're ready to tackle it, you will need a pot of clean water, not one like this which was on my desk



Use a synthetic brush (they cope better with this and saves you ruining your sables)
Have kitchen towel on hand too

Wet the brush, but dab out the excess water then
rub over the 'run-back' area and quickly dab with the kitchen towel to dry the paper of
moisture and you have a painting minus run-back


In my next post I'll show another
method of coping with run-backs.





29 comments:

  1. Great post, Ann! :) Sometimes it is necessary to remove the cauliflowers, but I have also welcomed them now and again, because they add extra interest. That is my reasoning, lol! :)

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    1. Glad you have the same reasoning as me Judy, lol :-)

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  2. Those water blooms are what I like most about watercolours although I find them too unpredictable so if I wanted to create one it wouldn't work!

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    1. Yes, they are very Random aren't they Nic. :-)

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  3. great final result!

    happy PPF!

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  4. Thanks for that tip! I like your no panic style!

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    1. Well, it is only a piece of paper Christine, lol :-)

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  5. Thanks for the tip.Makes watercolors forgiving.

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    1. It does, I find watercolours can be corrected quite often. If you use good quality paper, it can be very easy to correct things.

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  6. Acrylic can be removed using a wet brush too, but you have to be quick!

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    1. Yes, you do have to be quick. Did you know you can get acrylic out of your clothes using 'Winsor & Newton Brush Cleaner & Restorer' - just soak the area with it for an hour or so (sometimes overnight if very stubborn) and then it should scrape off, being careful with the fabric though.

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  7. Great tip Ann. I got lazy and am using my Ipad for drawing, etc.:) Love your work. Regards to Mr. William.

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    1. I'm envious of you using your Ipad to draw. I've tried, but just somehow can't work it out. These things never seem to come with instructions and I get very stuck.

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    1. LOL...not really, it's just practice ;)

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  9. I always thought these blooms were nifty until I took a watercolor class and found out they weren't desirable. I think they add character and interest, but I'm not a purist. Your painting is very pretty.

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    1. That's the thing Faye, they are all a matter of personal opinion - such is Art aye :-)

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  10. great post, I try to embrace the bloom, but sometimes you just have to fix it... xx

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    1. Thanks Tracey. Those of us who know these little tips take them for granted. I've learnt as I've gone along and that's one of the best ways to progress isn't it.

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  11. You are so clever and such a good teacher and an excellent painter of course! LOVELY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HPPF too!

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    1. Aww, Thanks Lynn. It's a little tip that I thought would help folks who didn't know how to deal with blooms.

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  12. Good tip, but you are right...sometimes they add real character to the painting.

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    1. Thanks Joan, I wasn't sure how to explain it, so I slapped on some paint for this scene and waited to see what 'bloomed'.

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  13. It turned out beautifully Ann!! Thanks for the tutorial!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  14. I love the way the colours run. For me, it's the joy and beauty of watercolour.
    Am I weird, but I do just love that effect?
    Thanks, though, for your tutorial.
    Sue x

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    1. Not weird at all Sue, I love those effects too.

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  15. Cool tutorial, Ann. I love the effects and I can rest easy now that I know those splotches have a name. you make it look so easy.

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