Thursday, April 19, 2012

Watercolor Wednesday Year 2 week 2

This first painting is done in a John Blockley style.  The textures were achieved by splattering both water and paint.  The Mountains base texture was done by blotting the wet paint with a piece of tissue. I also used India Ink to achieve the black. 
It measures 15x11


The second painting was done by first applying a wet on wet wash for the sky and while still damp, applied the distant blue trees.
I used wet on dry to achieve the rocks.  I purposely left some areas white and sprinkled salt into some areas.  I also used the edge of a credit card to scrape the rock shapes.
A sea sponge was used for the yellow and orange trees and the edge of a credit card was used once again to scrape out some tree trunks and branches.
Rice paper was used to create the spray for the rapids as well as the branches on the fallen trees.  I also splattered white paint to simulate water spraying on the rocks.
It measures 15 x 11
View my other paintings HERE.

36 comments:

  1. Brilliant...just brilliant work. Love all the gorgeous textures you got in the rocks on the first one.

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  2. Wow, both of these paintings are excellent Jennifer.My favorite is the first one. For some reason I see myself there. Great job. Happy PPF!

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  3. The first painting is so dramatic, I love the contrast and the second is beautiful. The colours are just perfect.
    Von.

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  4. The top painting in black white gray seems to have a definite oriental feel to it to me. I sure like that.

    The bottom is such a contrast with it's bright colors! Equally pleasant to look at.

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  5. In the first painting, I love the contrast between the muted tones and the bold areas- really draws my eyes in. I also really like the subtleness of that light yellow splash you added.

    And the second one! What a wonderful job you did adding different effects - loving all of the textures you created.

    Both are absolutely beautiful! Thanks for going into detail about how you created them - so interesting to learn about your process!

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  6. These are beautiful! Both are so unique!Wonderful landscapes.

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  7. very interesting to hear all your cool ways of creating this wonderful art. I like to hear these bits of personal tools that artists come up with I use palette knife technique a lot lately. it is amazing what we can come up with isnt it . - KAT -

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  8. They're both wonderful. The first one reminds me of Chinese ink paintings, and I love the colors in the second. Really nice work!

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  9. Lovely paintings. I particularly like the colour palette of the first with that little touch of blue/grey on the house.

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  10. You seriously amaze me! You are ridiculously talented and I am super jealous.

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  11. Your work just gets better and better. Nice to see it again.

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  12. PS it even makes me want to try water colours!!

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  13. Gorgeous! The dramatics of the first one is stunning. :)

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  14. wow they are both fabulous for different reasons and I love them both. Happy PPF and enjoy the weekend, Annette x

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  15. Very good work, I loved how you explain the way to achieve the effects. Thanks and greetings.

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  16. Love your landscapes, lots of interesting effects that work really well, lovely depth and such a wonderful loose style. Thank you so much for explaining the tecniques, very inspiring! <3

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  17. Oh wonderful landscapes both are gorgeous. Kim

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  18. Really interesting techniques and the final outcome just beautiful. Very creative. I am attracted to the first one for its structure and Asian feeling. The second I love the layers of pure color.

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  19. Both are wonderful results ~ even with different techniques ~ One talented lady ~ Brava! ~ thanks for sharing ~ namaste ^_^

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  20. The first is my favorite with all its rich grays and accents of beautiful blues.
    You really are an amazing painter!
    I really admire your work!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  21. i love them both, but the first one is just AWESOME! Those blacks & grays with slight tints of blue & yellow in there are fantastic. xoxo

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  22. thanks so much for explaining the technique in the second one! Am a sucker for those sorts of details - am impressed by the use of external things like rice paper and salt! There's more to watercolour than meets the eye for sure

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  23. Gosh. Such lovely compositions and the 2nd one is my favourite because i love the vibrancy of the colours

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  24. Beautiful work! So inspirational!! Thank you for sharing!

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  25. I loved reading how you made these, so interesting.
    The mountains in the first one have a wonderful massive feeling to them. Both quite beautiful.

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  26. Love the techniques you've used...beautiful paintings... :)

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  27. ok i love water colours, and wow! i love ur work with them...!

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  28. Lovely paintings! Great reading the techniques part. I love both the paintings. Can't choose!:-)

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  29. i love your landscapes and your tutorial today!
    i like the india ink and the intensity it gives the painting.
    enjoy your sunday

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  30. Gorgeous...your work is amazing and beautiful!

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  31. Both watercolors are amazing. I can feel the power of the water in the first one. Thank you for sharing your techniques. It helps someone like me so much.

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  32. Once again outstanding watercolors!!!

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  33. GReat paintings, Jen. I like the first one alot and your idea to add India Ink for the black in the painting. Well done. :)

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  34. I really appreciate that you tell us how you got the different effects. Lovely paintings!

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  35. Really lovely, tranquil landscape, well both of them, but especially the second one. And I very much appreciate the how-to.

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