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PostSubject: "Can't Stand Not Painting" Paintings!   Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:02 pm

Since I haven't been able to spend long periods of time painting, I finally did a couple of paintings in water media. The cardinal was the first and it was painted in gouache. The second was pure water color. Both took several days since I would paint a bit then go do something else.

W/C and gouache were perfect since I could set up easily and just give my brush a quick rinse when I wanted to quit with little preparation or clean-up needed.

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PostSubject: Re: "Can't Stand Not Painting" Paintings!   Sat Jan 18, 2014 2:54 pm



Eureka! OK, I'm adding the paintings from my blog which is why the copyright notice is on them. Here's the watercolor painting:



I wouldn't consider either of these to be my best work but I didn't think they came out too bad considering I worked on them so sporadically. Any C&C always welcome.

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PostSubject: Re: "Can't Stand Not Painting" Paintings!   Sat Jan 18, 2014 9:04 pm

Woah! Jan. These are absolutely lovely. I love them both. Especially the bird… Smile. I have always loved the water color and the transparent feeling they give. Glad to see that you are back in form and painting. Looking forward to many more… Smile

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PostSubject: Re: "Can't Stand Not Painting" Paintings!   Sun Jan 19, 2014 2:28 pm

You did a great job on both of them. The colors are vibrant. Just wait until your eyes are doing what they are supposed to do. You'll be fantastic. LOL


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PostSubject: Re: "Can't Stand Not Painting" Paintings!   Sun Jan 19, 2014 2:54 pm

Awww, thanks to both of you. I've been so frustrated and feel this whole thing has just gone on way too long. But, I can tell my vision is still changing & I imagine it will more so after these last stitches are removed on Tues. I know I need to be patient but it's so hard when you really want to paint - I feel I'm losing any ability I had just for lack of use!

Faisal, the cardinal was done in gouache, one of my favorite media because it handles somewhat like oil but quicker drying and clean-up!





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PostSubject: Re: "Can't Stand Not Painting" Paintings!   Sun Jan 19, 2014 10:52 pm

Jan, I love both of your paintings. The watercolor is my favorite, because I tend to like Impressionistic work. My prayers for you that your eyes continue to get better.
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PostSubject: Re: "Can't Stand Not Painting" Paintings!   Mon Jan 20, 2014 8:37 am

Thanks, Crystal! I'm pretty heavy-handed so using w/c in the traditional manner is not something I do well!

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PostSubject: Re: "Can't Stand Not Painting" Paintings!   Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:56 am

I haven't done much watercolor, but what I have done looks like heavy acrylics. Your's is beautiful
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PostSubject: Re: "Can't Stand Not Painting" Paintings!   Mon Jan 20, 2014 1:07 pm

Thanks so much for your nice comment Crystal as these were both done with limited eyesight. My watercolors tend to look more like acrylic also which is why I prefer gouache - it's supposed to be opaque instead of transparent. And, if a watercolor isn't going so well, I just switch to gouache & pretend it was the medium I wanted to use all along! lol

But I'll bet yours are very nice and you should post them here. This is such a caring group that I don't feel intimidated to post my work here.

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PostSubject: Re: "Can't Stand Not Painting" Paintings!   Sun Jan 26, 2014 3:13 pm

Actually, I'm not too intimidated to post, I'm just not very computer savy. On top of that our 1 year old laptap isn't working, and this computer that I'm on now is about 12 years old. I have to say my work isn't very good, though. I have long breaks between painting and forget everything I knew. Thanks anyway.
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PostSubject: Re: "Can't Stand Not Painting" Paintings!   Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:14 am

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And, if a watercolor isn't going so well, I just switch to gouache & pretend it was the medium I wanted to use all along! lol
I love it! LOL

Crystal, we are always happy to see you here and enjoy and appreciate your comments.

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PostSubject: Re: "Can't Stand Not Painting" Paintings!   Tue Jan 28, 2014 1:23 pm

Crystal, I hope you didn't think I was intimating that you were intimidated to post because you felt your work wasn't good enough, if you did then I apologize. I just meant that this seems like such a caring group that I'm not afraid of the harsh or spiteful stuff you sometimes get in forums like these.

And talk about not being computer savvy!!!! Well, I hope you caught all the posts about not being able to post pictures before Judy cleaned up all the whining I did!

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PostSubject: Re: "Can't Stand Not Painting" Paintings!   Tue Jan 28, 2014 2:56 pm

No, my feelings weren't hurt at all. You're sure right about this group, too. If I were going to post something, this is where I would show it. We're really lucky to have such a caring forum. Thanks Jan & Judy. Love seeing everybodys work here.
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PostSubject: Re: "Can't Stand Not Painting" Paintings!   Tue Jan 28, 2014 3:06 pm

Jan, I didn't hear any whining. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: "Can't Stand Not Painting" Paintings!   Tue Jan 28, 2014 9:39 pm

Nice paintings, Jan! I especially love the bird! I go for strong colour and shape, and this one is really good! Keep it up, and best of luck with your vision settling down...

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PostSubject: Re: "Can't Stand Not Painting" Paintings!   Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:59 am

Thanks so much, Alan.

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