Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Me Pushing Boundaries

A Fall Somewhere
Mixed Media
11" x 15"
Have really enjoyed my studio time today. It started with a morning tea for my neighbours so I could show off my newly created art space. I talked of how watercolour today is far from wishy washy washes and often can incorporate other media. I have been inspired to try this again today thinking all time time about the new dvd I received a week or so ago, Pushing the Boundaries by Chris Forsey. I love his addition of oil pastel, inks and acrylics to watercolour. He demonstrates in a clear easy going manner and the urge to stop the dvd part way through and give something a try soon means he really is inspiring. I am struggling with doing landscapes as I have still not found a way of putting them on paper in a way that pleases me. With an image of a waterfall from a magazine to start my idea added with my recollections of several waterfalls we have visited in our Australian landscape, I played with bits of mixed media added to my watercolour washes to create this painting "A Fall Somewhere". Playing with all the additional media I think helped me overcome my "landscape fear" for today at least.

24 comments:

  1. Intriguing idea to mix all those media and come with this lovely waterfall painting.

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    1. Thanks Polly, by using mixed media I do not seem to be so scared and just let go

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  2. This is so good, a great combination getting the waterfall perfectly! Mrs A

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  3. Beautifully done, Lorraine. But I'm so curious to know what other media you used here to achieve such a great effect.

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    1. Thanks Terry, I used some oil pastel, pigmented ink black and burnt sienna for the darks (dont think these are acrylic)a little gesso trying to create a water mist and lots of watercolour

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  4. Absolutely stunning Lorraine, your struggle with landscapes doesn't show in any way here ! Really beautiful and well done !

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    1. Thanks Jane, hope I can take some positive feeling from this and apply to another

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  5. Lorranine, the texture in this is wonderful!!! Perfect for a waterfall. Sounds like a great dvd. I'll have to check it out.

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    1. Do check it out Joan, lots of great ideas in it

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  6. This is wonderful, Lorraine! I think you are well on your way to becoming a landscape artist. Isn't it worth all the struggle to have taken a bold step forward like this? I'm happy for you!

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    1. It is certainly worth any struggle Janell when pleased with the result, the trick is being able to build on it

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    1. Hi Satpal, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving your very nice comment

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  8. Stunning! Your brush work and washes are amazing. SO GLAD I stumbled on to your blog. Thank you for sharing your work!

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    1. and Thank you Annie for becoming a follower of my blog and for your very kind comments

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  9. Yes, Lorraine, "Landscape Fear" looks overcome! This is just wonderful!

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    1. Thanks Sherry, I am trying to apply my "no fear" approach to some local scenes - wish me luck

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  10. see you have been inspired lorraine he's an incredible artist...this is a really beautiful result

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  11. Hello Lorraine:) You did an amazing job on a difficult topic; the waterfall. This is very nice! The little trees and the rock wall, every detail is beautiful. I love it!

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    1. Glad you ike this Renate, it did come together without the usual hiccups

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  12. Hi lorraine. I just happen to see your blog while visiting Debbie N. I have to tell you I just fell in love with your painting. Majestic!

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  13. Thanks for stopping by Helen and for your kind comments

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