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11-16-2011, 08:58 PM
I hope I'm not out of line here but I thought I would post my 1st sucessful painting I have done in real watercolor. I had some pretty dreadful attempts before this and some might say this is too. But I am enjoying doing this. Started with a sketch I made and used that as a ref. It's half an A size sheet so quite small. I used a very cheap set of colors. :)

11-16-2011, 10:06 PM
Well done, Neal, it looks good to me.

11-17-2011, 01:54 PM
Jibes, congrats on making those real wcs work for you. I am still fighting with them :D

11-17-2011, 03:18 PM
Neal you have done quite well here . I can see evidence of your hand ( ie brushstrokes ) that I have seen in AR. and the colors and composition are also translations ...very successfully put onto W/C paper.. I would suggest using high quality paints however for a couple of reasons. 1. they contain much more pigment instead of filler so they actually go further that the cheaper grades, and the colors are much richer as a result and if you produce a nice work like this it will last and not fade in a couple of years.... :cool::cool: keep going you have the hand to do great watercolors.

11-17-2011, 09:11 PM
I agree with Garry, only one mistake is the cheap watercolors..... other wise this work sings!!!!! Love it Jibes.

11-17-2011, 10:39 PM
Another quantum leap in evolution of Your highly artful style, dear mate. A masterpiece!

11-18-2011, 03:57 AM
Well done Neal, thats a fine painting and keep painting them:)

11-19-2011, 01:38 PM
Hi jibes, i love this, i could never cope with watercolour, i went to pastels and had more fun with them, great painting, look forward to more

11-19-2011, 03:48 PM
Thanks to all who viewed my painting and to those who commented.
I realize that cheap watercolor paints don't cut it. And I plan to get the best I can. I just bought the cheapies because I wasn't sure I would be successful or not and so went this route. I also even bought a set of Prang colors and they were only $3 a set! But they do work. I just use them for messing around on copy paper mostly. This painting was done on 140 pound wc paper. I also bought fairly good brushes. Thanks again for your comments!

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