Monday, November 16, 2009


I've actually started painting a couple of things.  I started on the paintings of these sketches.  It seems like I haven't painted anything in a while.  I think it's been like 3 weeks.  I have done some sketching in that time though.  ;)  Anyway, I started on the first one of this set.  She's "Serenity" and the second one is "Chaos."

I'm painting them on these small 5 x 7" panels of Ampersands Aquabord (or claybord textured).  It is the same thing I did my painting "Ocean of Sorrow" on.  I had these two extra panels left and I wanted to use them for something, though I now realize that I had forgotten how much I really didn't like painting on it.  I think the last time I used it, that since I ended up liking the end result, I sort of convinced myself that I liked working on it.  lol  Now I'm not really enjoying the experience so much.  With the way I use watercolors, it is really hard to get the shading smooth. When I look at Ocean of Sorrow now, I wonder how I managed to get it so smooth.  I'm not having nearly such luck this time.

When I paint with watercolors, I used a lot of layers to build up the colors to how dark I want them.  And I sometimes scrub in some texture with a dry brush and I blend with a damp brush, and this surface just doesn't work well for all that.  The color lifts off way too easily and ends up streaking like crazy!  I just don't have the patience for this, so I think I'm going to finish up what I've started with acrylics.  That should solve the problem.  :)  Then, so that the two paintings still seem a pair as I intended, I'll have to do "Chaos" in the same half watercolor/half acrylic method.  It should be interesting since it isn't something I've tried before.  :)

Sunday, November 8, 2009

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