24 Mar 2017

Experimenting with colour and ideas

Before starting a painting, I usually have a pretty good idea what the finished work will look like.  But there are occasions when I have the idea, and need to decide on colours.  The only way I find that helps is to actually try it out.
(sketchbook page 7½" x 5")

Using my moleskine sketchbook, eventually I got the outcome that was in my mind.




The moleskine sketchbook doesn't take to layers of paint and hence the paper buckles.


Let me show you









See what I mean!



Anyway, never mind on that -
the main aim was to give me ideas
and with that 
I painted a miniature for my Etsy shop:







10 comments:

  1. I enjoy the post where you show process as well as product, Ann.

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    1. Thanks, it was a pity the paper buckled but heyho.

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  3. I actually like the way the pages buckle in my sketchbooks. Not necessarily when I'm painting in them but when I close them and 'see' all those wavy edges! It shows I'm using them! :) I love how your painting turned out!

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    1. Must admit those pages in a sketchbook do show use 🙂

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  4. Oh dear where did my comment go?
    Maybe I sent it. Anyway I meant to say I bought some nice watercolour paper when I was in the US recently so now I have to learn to use it.
    Also the VP pictures of Ghana have been posted. Did you do one?

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    1. Hi Shammickite, sorry for the delay in responding, I've been away too.
      As for 'where do comments go' that happens to me, whoosh into the ether and seen no more sometimes.

      I didn't get around to the VP pictures this time but hope to do some in April.

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