Arting With Jen – Jan 13

So, I tried a technique that’s better suited to acrylic.  Draw your image in ink (a Sea Otter), and then add splashes of color for depth and shading.  In acrylics, if you get a color wrong, you just add a different opaque color on top of it.  That’s not quite so do-able with Watercolors.

Here’s the first iteration.  The colors looks very disjointed and blotchy.

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Then I remembered the technique of putting a glaze on top to make the colors more cohesive – this was surprisingly effective!  I used Quin Gold for the glaze.

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Jen tried a tricky technique of showing sunlight coming through water.  First, she laid down color for rocks

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Then she used a scraping technique to make the rocks.  She also glazed a color over her finished piece.

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3 Responses to Arting With Jen – Jan 13

  1. The favorite one says:

    They are great, keep having fun!!
    PS When are the guys going to start arting?

  2. Maureen says:

    I like the glazing technique. ..for both.

  3. Suz says:

    liked them both.. keep in painting 🙂

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