Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Creating Texture

Have found a bit of time in between the umpteenth time I have had to shift all the gear in my new studio. I said before how I couldn't wait to get in there and so I moved in regardless of the renovation jobs that were lined up. Even so I am so pleased with how it is all coming together that I have gladly pushed the furniture around as needed. Maybe only two more times hopefully. After each tradesman I put it all back and get on with my art.
Cockles and Mussels
Painting Size 15" x 11"

I recently watched the new DVD by Birgit O'Connor demonstrating how to paint sand, rocks and sea glass. I designed my own composition incorporating Cockle and Mussel shells and am quite pleased with the texture created in my first effort.








Autumn Splendour
Painting Size 22" x 15"



I have painted another Glory vine similar to the one that I posted here last week just to make sure I had remembered some of the texture techniques. This time I went portrait and bigger. When all was finished I took a deep breath as I used some real glory vine leaves as a stencil and stamped them onto the pristine white space left for this purpose on the lower left. Lucky they worked without needing any touch ups so that they remained fresh.

14 comments:

  1. Dear Lorraine I'm painting shells in the sand for an online course with Bayalis... A beautiful experience to see what the Masters can quickly teach to do what they do. Two beautiful watercolors ,full of strength that illustrate two different seasons of the year. Happy painting!

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    1. Hi Rita, thanks for stopping by and leaving your nice comment. I checked out your artist and wow his work is really realistic. I am not sure this or Birgits for that matter is what I am after but I always enjoying learning a new technique to incorporate into my own work

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  2. The textures really work Lorraine and as you know I love the Glory Vine... you are making great use of your reference books and DVD's... have got the book now haven't tried anything yet am just browsing through it.

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    1. You will have lots of fun when you do Judith

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  3. Two great works, but the cockles and mussels painting is fabulous, love the texture...I am really wondering how you made the sand look so real ?

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    1. Thanks Jane, I followed the technique that Birgit O'Connor demonstrated, it involves a lot and I mean a lot of masking fluid splatters

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  4. Lorraine, you are an expert at creating texture and you always have such wonderful ways of integrating it. Beautiful pieces! Very ambitious of you to try to work with all the stuff going on!

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  5. Sherry thanks for your generous comment, we are back painting ceiling and floor of the other half of the studio this morning,gosh my back aches,

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  6. Love these, Lorraine. It's so exciting to see what you paint. Take care of that back!

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    1. thanks Terry, can still walk so back has survived

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  7. Dear Lorraine - both of these pieces are stunning. I think my favorite is your glory vine. Such a great touch leaving it pristine white and then stenciling in the actual leaves. So original and beautiful. Take care and have a great day.

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    1. Your lovely comment is really appreciated Debbie

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  8. Lorraine, you are a true pioneer. I admire your experimenting and trying of new things. The sand and the cockles and muscles turned out fabulously. I like the texture you achieved with the vine as well and think incorporating the real vine leaves was a brilliant touch. Well done!

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    1. I appreciate you stopping hy and leaving your valued feedback Ross. dont know about pioneer but I do like a challenge so happy to something new

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