Watercolor Painting

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Re: Watercolor Painting

Postby Rachel » Thu Oct 20, 2011 12:14 am

Mary, I love your image! And I am impressed with your success in selling. I sell a few sets of cards to my friends but that is the limit of what I do. Congratulations!
On this image I used the watercolor Aop straight up and added the border and a watercolor texture in Elements. Easy-peasy.
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Re: Watercolor Painting

Postby Rachel » Sun Oct 23, 2011 8:46 pm

something is wrong with the composition. hummm.... can you help?
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Re: Watercolor Painting

Postby Rachel » Sun Oct 23, 2011 8:55 pm

watercolor layer added, better?
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Re: Watercolor Painting

Postby mhwarner » Sun Oct 23, 2011 9:39 pm

Hi Rachel,

Better with the watercolor layer but maybe a bit more empty space on the right side? Loved the iris!
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Re: Watercolor Painting

Postby Rachel » Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:03 am

Mary, how kind of you to comment and help. Thank you. I will have to think of how to do it.
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Re: Watercolor Painting

Postby Rachel » Mon Oct 24, 2011 2:25 pm

I did add a bit to the right and top of the image as suggested. (Thank you, Mary) I, however, could not stop playing! I hope it is more pleasing than the earlier versions. I like it much better, but I seem to tend to head for highly saturated and detailed paintings, which is strange since my favorite artist is Monet. Then again I think I might like the Hudson valley school of painters as I get older. and Vemeer, gosh he is wonderful. ;)
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Re: Watercolor Painting

Postby mhwarner » Mon Oct 24, 2011 2:55 pm

I like this new version much better, Rachel!
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Re: Watercolor Painting

Postby raven4ns » Tue Oct 25, 2011 3:09 pm

Hello Rachel,
This image looks like a lovely watercolor to my eyes. I don't know how it would look om other images but it works with the flower, congratulations.

Tim

Rachel wrote:Gene, I tried the Dreamy watercolors and you were correct! I like this one but I would like it a bit more transparent. Humm...
I will try again.
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Re: Watercolor Painting

Postby mhwarner » Tue Oct 25, 2011 4:51 pm

Messing with brushes, color palettes, new dry reveal settings and custom canvases to get a more "real" watercolor look. (Since I am a photographer rather than a painter, I guess "real" will be subjective.) Detail brushes need more work for sure.

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Re: Watercolor Painting

Postby Rachel » Tue Oct 25, 2011 5:01 pm

Mary! I love it! I think it looks very much like a watercolor. You didn't by chance remember what buttons you pushed to create this painting, did you? The close-up really has the feel of water color brushes. Well done!

Tim, thank you for the compliment! I will have to go back and look and see to which image you are referring. Have you been creating something you would like to share? Trying to duplicate a favorite artist? Do tell!
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