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Topic: My first gallery exhibit!! (incredible amount of pictures)  (Read 13572 times)
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« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2011 03:18:10 AM »

Very nicely done!! Congrats on the first gallery show!! Food and booze make it all better, my first gallery opening i got quite verschnikered!! You have very beautiful work and i love how the edges are very clean but the still have life and moment!!
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« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2011 03:24:19 AM »

these are stunning and congrats on the gallery!!
can I ask, do you wet the paper to make the watercolours spread? I've never managed to get on with watercolours but would love to try something similar to your stuff, it's so inspiring.
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« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2011 06:19:55 AM »

absolutely stunning!!

« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2011 07:37:54 AM »

Mrs. Flibble, no, I don't wet the paper. I use a lot of pigment and a lot of water, so it does get wet, but I don't wet it to begin with. Because I use so much water, the colors blend and flow on their own, and I kind of let them go where they choose.

The frosty looking areas are from dripping clear water onto the paper after the paint is almost dry or totally dry (it has a different effect if the paper is slightly damp, vs totally dry). I use tube watercolors, rather than pan, so I'm able to get really saturated color, instead of a "typical" watercolor pastel wash. Thanks for the compliments!

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« Reply #14 on: November 13, 2011 11:31:06 AM »

thank YOU for the tips Wink
« Reply #15 on: November 13, 2011 04:05:55 PM »

I love these. I adore these. I would absolutely buy one if you ever decide to offer prints.

« Reply #16 on: November 13, 2011 09:22:49 PM »

Stunning colors!  I love them. 

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« Reply #17 on: November 13, 2011 09:33:13 PM »

These are so beautiful.  Thank you for sharing!
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« Reply #18 on: November 14, 2011 01:32:14 AM »

Firstly, I am totally jealous of both your talent and the amazing opportunity you got to experience!

But more importantly, I totally love your work. I use bright vibrant colours too and mask off areas but am having a bitch of a time using masking fluid, it sticks to whatever paper I use so that when I remove it it takes paper with it. Good quality, bad quality, totally dry paper, left for a day or a week it doesn't seem to help. I wonder if plain liquid latex might be better.

I seriously suspect you should be adding 'artist' to your resume, this work is no mere hobby but an incredible collection that you can add to forever.


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« Reply #19 on: November 14, 2011 01:41:48 AM »

I love these. I adore these. I would absolutely buy one if you ever decide to offer prints.

My sentiments exactly. Your paitintings...well, they're just outta sight!

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