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01-08-2010, 05:33 AM
Still blindly stumbling through watercolor here (bought AR3 less than a week ago) but having fun trying to learn something about its use.

This probably needs a primary focal point (not sure what) but for now I think I'm done with it. I wanted to break away from the use of line as much as possible (I'm often married to it, it seems to me) and try to establish shape and placement through tone, shadow and highlight. While this picture doesn't do all that I'd hoped for, I think it taught me a bit more about how WC works.

This was nearly all watercolor (with settings all over the map as I experimented) with a scattering of brush and shrub stickers. No reference photo and lots of knife (again with varied settings). Perhaps 1.5 to 2 hours (I'm slow.).

01-08-2010, 05:37 AM
Beautiful experiment - seems like you ARE having fun with all the new tools. This seem thoroughly successful. And I do find a focal point in the lower right quadrant that holds me inside the painting - that lone large blip of a background mountain down and to the right from center. Even if vague, it keeps me in. Love the beautiful colors. :):):)

01-08-2010, 05:51 AM
How dreamy and relaxing. I too love these colors and the effects you have chosen.:)

01-09-2010, 12:43 AM
What a wonderful experiment with watercolors! I really like the fog effect. As I keep looking at this, it lends itself to me that as the sun is coming out, the fog is slowly lifting. Real interesting and beautiful painting.

01-09-2010, 01:21 AM
Well done , very nice and I like the colors you hve used.