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  1. #21
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

  2. #22
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    Mar 2009
    Rio de Janeiro
    Akey and Kenmo thank you very much.

    Dear Akey. Those brush strokes where done respecting the small size of the painting area of the canvas. They where done intuitively, au fur et à mesure... I understand what you say. But as a matter of fact, I always got lost when making big big strokes that ocupy too much space in a certain area of the painting... they make me lost the sence of proportion.

    Definitely AR watercolors is not my preferred tool... I sincerely think I am a neophite in watercolor painting technique. I agree with that guache aspect and I like it too, and I think it is very very beautiful.

    By the way, many great watercolorists used guache intermingled with watercolors in the same painting. Egon Schiele was one of the greats to use Gouache and watercolor (See image below). Another great one was John Singer Sargent (see images below) a fantastic watercolorist among many many others (see a list done by Wyeth below).

    In a certain way I fell intimidated by the watercolor technique and also I don't understand exactly how the presets works. But it is a real challenge, it is fun to do and at the same time demanding and dificult to obtain a real watercolor effect. I might well not put to much effort in those studies (experiments?).

    Other thing that I think is very difficult is to obtain correct values with very high or very low chroma hues (intensity or purity of color) without going opaque in a certain way.

    For sure a watercolor (technically well painted) is a wonderful way to make art.

    Thank you Akey you really know how to interpret and analyse a painting. What you say is always something to reflect and cultivate.

    Andrew Wyeth list. March 2006

    1. Milton Avery (1893–1965)
    2. Charles Burchfield (1893-1967)
    3. Charles Demuth (1883-1935)
    4. Arthur Dove (1880-1946)
    5. Thomas Eakins (1844-1916)
    6. Hardie Gramatky (1907-1979)
    7. Morris Graves (1910-2001)
    8. Childe Hassam (1859-1935)
    9. Winslow Homer (1836-1910)
    10. Edward Hopper (1882-1967)
    11. Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986)
    12. John Marin (1870-1953)
    13. Reginald Marsh (1898-1954)
    14. Thomas Moran (1837-1926)
    15. John Pike (1911-1979)
    16. Ogden Pleissner (1905-1983)
    17. Maurice B. Prendergast (1859-1924)
    18. John Singer Sargent (1856-1925)
    19. Millard Sheets (1907-1989)
    20. William Thon (1906-2000)

    1st left figure Egon (guache and watercolor)
    2nd right figure John Singer Sargent (guache and watercolor)
    3rd lower figure John Singer Sargent (watercolor)
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    Last edited by Lima; 09-25-2011 at 11:34 AM.

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