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Enug
04-04-2014, 08:05 PM
Hi there, I'm new to the forum and to ArtRage - I'm not an artist - I'm a grandmother who has discovered the joys of ArtRage and especially the watercolour brush. I've been reading the forums and trying to pick up tips.

Thanks to a tutorial here on making stickers, I have made a sticker spray of a bougainvillea flower/bract from one painted previously - I've used the sticker spray for some of the flowers in the lower foreground. The flowers on the upper left hand side are the original watercolour which I imported into the picture.

The butterflies too were previously painted and imported.

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D Akey
04-04-2014, 08:41 PM
A splendid painting and welcome! Hope this is the kind of bougainvillea that doesn't have those tremendous thorns. I have that kind at home. Came with the house. But they sure are pretty to look at and mine are in bloom and the same color as you painted.

Welcome!

Enug
04-05-2014, 12:54 AM
Thank you and yes, mine is the same as yours - came with the house and has wicked thorns. On occasions, when leaving the house after a heavy rain and the bougainvillea is weighed down with moisture; as I fight my way thru the gate, I am reminded of Sleeping Beauty being surrounded by rose thorns. However, there is never a Knight in sight to rescue me. :)

D Akey
04-05-2014, 03:45 AM
Thank you and yes, mine is the same as yours - came with the house and has wicked thorns. On occasions, when leaving the house after a heavy rain and the bougainvillea is weighed down with moisture; as I fight my way thru the gate, I am reminded of Sleeping Beauty being surrounded by rose thorns. However, there is never a Knight in sight to rescue me. :)

Yeah, I think it may have something to do with rust after the rain and the armor. Sleeping beauties, their weakness is, well, they tend to over sleep. Knights on the other hand tend to fall prey to oxidation in the joints. If you learned anything at all from the Wizard of Oz, when dealing with metallic fellows, it's to keep an oil can at the ready. . . though a wise fairy godmother once said to have faith in a happy ending, but keep a good, stout weed-whacker in your trousseau.

silvy
04-05-2014, 04:12 AM
Welcome dear:D with your beautiful painting.
Hope to see more ....

stevemawmv
04-05-2014, 05:15 AM
Nicely done......And Welcome!
Looking forward to more paintings from you, and have fun doing them!
Take care,
Steve

Alexandra
04-05-2014, 06:43 AM
So pretty, and welcome!

AndreaMG
04-05-2014, 07:13 AM
Welcome and nice painting indeed :)

copespeak
04-05-2014, 09:27 AM
Welcome to you Enug. :) A well thought through painting using a pretty sophisticated tool.

I get confused by the stickers and have only had some failed attempts at making them, so well done you! :cool:

Marilyn Anne
04-05-2014, 09:51 AM
Very nice and wat a joy to do. Hope you keep on working it!

Enug
04-05-2014, 01:50 PM
Thanks to all you lovely people for the encouragement. I'm yet to find my style - if I have one.:confused: But I will keep experimenting with watercolours especially, tho I love the oils too. Having no experience of watercolours in the real world is a handicap but I have found some great hints on this site. When I feel brave enough I will offer one up for a critique.:eek:

eighty+
04-05-2014, 02:04 PM
Hi Youngster happy painting it good good EAR ain't it ;) ;) :D :D :D :D :D :D ... SLAINTE ....KIA ORA... STATTE BBUONO Si Si ... SHENTI jainkang

justjean
04-05-2014, 03:06 PM
Hello Enug, your Bougainvillea is lovely and making stickers is fun, by the way I'm a great granny :D

Caesar
04-05-2014, 10:32 PM
An absolutely lovely painting! Welcome!

Enug
04-06-2014, 01:13 AM
Thanks to all of you - I've looked at your galleries and admired your wonderful work. It's inspirational as well as a little disheartening. I will never paint as well but do hope to improve.

JustJean - I notice you have painted some beautiful flowers in watercolour - the colours are so vibrant - do you use one of the regular WC brushes or have you customised your own?

Any WC tips from anyone would be very much appreciated.;)