Watercolor Painting

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Re: Watercolor Painting

Postby Gene_mtl » Sat Aug 06, 2011 10:45 am

Great stuff, Rachel!

A few comments on your comments and questions . . .

Don't forget, you can enlarge the watercolour textures so that they stretch across your image, or even are bigger than you image. I will also rotate them if I think they would better match the objects in the painting.

RE; Paper. I've never been able to use Viatly's paper textures so that they actually look good. (Believe he assumes you have some plug-in in Photoshop with which to use them) If I'm doing my thing in PS CS4, I can create the paper texture using the Texture filter - Sandstone as I did int6hos examples I linked to in an early post. But I have also created my own watercolour paper texture. It may take an attempt or three but I've done it using DAP. Start a painting with Paper canvas. Stop it as soon as you can so maybe you have a brushstroke or two. Save this off. In Elements Clone over the brushstrokes to remove them, then save this as a tiff or png (lossless format) to later be added as a layer.

Hope this helps.
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Re: Watercolor Painting

Postby anecessaryevil » Sat Aug 06, 2011 12:47 pm

I'm not saying this to make anyone else feel bad but it seems to me that Rachel has the best flower techniques in here.
Certainly better than anything I have done with flowers.
Keep 'em coming!
All photos I use are my photos unless otherwise noted in the post.
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Re: Watercolor Painting

Postby Rachel » Sat Aug 06, 2011 7:26 pm

Dale, now it is my head that is getting big. I'm so glad you think I am succeeding in my attempts. Sometimes you get several that work and then you can for for two weeks and not have a thing worth sharing. I appreciate the kind words.

Gene, thanks for the help. I do remember you saying about the texture layer, saving it, using it later. I will give it a try. Are there additional watercolor textures hidden on the internet? I just love them.
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Re: Watercolor Painting

Postby Rachel » Wed Aug 10, 2011 7:18 pm

Is this artistic or stupid? I can't decide if it is garbage or good. I guess I don't know if i like it or not. Do I like it.....? I think.... no. But there is something about it I do like. Perhaps the back ground, very painterly. Huummm... :?:
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Re: Watercolor Painting

Postby Rachel » Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:49 pm

mixed TOPS with Gruppe wc. I think I am tired of watercolors for today. I want thick paint strokes, lit from the left, each stoke two-toned, small in size or huge. What shall I use?
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Re: Watercolor Painting

Postby Rachel » Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:39 pm

if only for my own satisfaction.
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Re: Watercolor Painting

Postby Wutz » Sun Aug 14, 2011 9:37 pm

Rachel wrote:if only for my own satisfaction.


Not only for ;) you...
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Re: Watercolor Painting

Postby Rachel » Sun Aug 14, 2011 10:13 pm

Wutz, You're sweet. I really like this one of yours I found on your website.


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Re: Watercolor Painting

Postby Wutz » Sat Sep 10, 2011 12:21 pm

Rachel wrote:Wutz, You're sweet. I really like this one of yours I found on your website.


Thank you - and that gave me the idea to work again with those "old" AOPs:

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Re: Watercolor Painting

Postby Rachel » Sat Sep 10, 2011 1:25 pm

Loving it! Keep them coming. Give us any hint you can if you add anything to your usual workflow. We are all trying to learn!
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