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Liz
09-08-2016, 09:40 PM
My most recent watercolor, it's a small 5x7 inch. Feedback welcome, good or bad. BY the way I did a digital version which I'll post in the digital art section.

https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-p35oH1ihHqg/V7-VG9VQEQI/AAAAAAAAB0s/9cM1FxCuDG4lG4a1PXXv-NUOnh3S260gQCLcB/s1600/watercolor-iris.jpg

Mel_Robertson
09-09-2016, 05:23 AM
I don't know which version I like more it's so pretty did you scan this into the program then edit it or did you paint the digital version from scratch?

Desdichado
09-09-2016, 08:10 AM
Like the nice loose watercolour Liz.

Liz
09-09-2016, 05:47 PM
Thanks much

The original was a small acrylic, I used a transparent setting in my graphics program so I could trace around the acrylic, once I got it the way I wanted I deleted the acrylic from the digital file. The beauty of digital painting is that you can move things around as many times as you want without ruining anything. I liked the composition of the digital painting better than the acrylic and used it for my watercolor.

dickhutchings
09-12-2016, 09:44 AM
Thanks for that Liz. I'm exploring mediums that don't require a lot of room as I'm moving in to my RV pretty soon as soon as we close on the house. Digital and watercolor might be the thing. All I would need is a pad of paper right? The canvases will have to go.

Liz
09-12-2016, 03:31 PM
Watercolor paintings and supplies don't need a lot of space to store but you still need space to paint. I paint on a drafting table.

dickhutchings
09-12-2016, 04:45 PM
Thanks, I'll work it out.

Susan Mulno
09-12-2016, 07:40 PM
I have a collapsible, portable easel and I use my kitchen table or outside, works great!

Liz
09-12-2016, 09:34 PM
Easels don't work that well with watercolor because the paint will run down the paper

dickhutchings
09-13-2016, 06:15 AM
I'm thinking of building something that will fit over my steering wheel. I'ts an unused space while we're parked and has a very comfy seat.

Mel_Robertson
09-14-2016, 07:27 PM
you can buy watercolor pads I have before, or just stretch your own paper? easy enough

Liz
09-15-2016, 09:24 PM
Do you mean watercolor block? Paper in a watercolor pad will buckle if it's too wet. I tape my watercolor paper down to a sturdy board.