Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Clocks ticking to the Finish

Nature Clocks
Watercolour on 300gsm Arches Rough
38cm x 28.5cm




Wow at last the clocks are ticking and we are on the downhill slide to the finish of this mammoth painting month. I know I can make the end as I have a few "delicious foodies"extras for reserve. Thank you so much everyone for the lovely comments on my Blossom Time Canvas painting. I am here to report that I spent all day yesterday doing a rescue on it. When I looked at it early morning I could see brushstrokes from the last coat of varnish and I was not happy with the result. I proceeded to strip back the varnish not knowing what I was tackling and boy was it a learning curve. I am including a shot of the varnish peeling off and with it a good percentage of the painting. I then used my image taken the day before and repainted the missing bits (albeit slightly differently). I was so happy I could paint it again. I finished the varnishing and this morning it looks just fine. Days 20 and 21 now covered with Natures Clocks and Blossom Time take two.







15 comments:

  1. Great job with both paintings. I have never tried canvas for watercolors. I think I prefer working with watercolor paper and the effects one can achieve with it. Maybe I will try canvas just once to find out what it's like.

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  2. Wow Lorraine, Nature Clocks is just gorgeous! Seems like you use all your different color combos so well. Of course we couldn't see the brush strokes that bugged you but it's wonderful you could do a "fix".

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  3. Incredible body of work you have produced Lorraine! Nature Clocks and Blossom Time are amazing!

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  4. Two lovely paintings. I particularly like Nature's Clocks. Fantastic dandelion heads. Its a subject I've wanted to tackle for some time. You've captured the lightness of them so beautifully.

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  5. Loving Nature's Clocks on so many levels, subject, technique, execution and emotion evoked. In other words a winner for me.

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  6. You are really on a roll, Lorraine. I think I can see some of the improvements you've done on Blossom Time, and I like them. Nature Clocks is beautiful!

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  7. Both of these are absolutely beautiful. I love the blue but the one with the dandelion with the pink is beautiful.

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  8. These are lovely!!! You will have such a great collection when the month is over. You must have been frantic when the varnish started to peel off. Good save!

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  9. You are brave striping off the varnish. Great results. Beautiful paintings. The "Blossum Time" blue hues are fantastic.

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  10. Dear Lorraine, two paintings both beautiful in different ways.
    You are brave and you are right to remedy, with great style, when problems happen. After the problem and after remedy, it comes something even more beautiful, more unique.

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  11. Nature clocks are such a wonderfully creative work , beautiful and airy , and the second one really has the wow-factor, love it !

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  12. Thanks, Nature Clocks I was not sure about and would like to try again but I am glad to have your feedback. Only one week left now, phew

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  13. Both of these are beautiful! I had to go back and read that the Blossom Time was on watercolor canvas. Did you use some stamping techniques in the Nature Clocks painting? Lovely work and glad removing and changing the painting of BT worked for you. Not sure I'd have had the nerve to try it.

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  14. Dear Lorraine - those nature clocks are awesome. Love the texture and your recovery of Blossom Time is super! Both gorgeous. What an achievement to have gotten through this mammoth undertaking. Congratulations.

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  15. I must say I admire your creativity Lorraine! Splendid work on both and may I add I would be in a fine jam, if I had to pick up a favourite painting in all those you did this past week or so!..

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