Euphemia, you did a fantastic first watercolor painting. Your developed oil painting skills had been an asset.
Yes I agree about the medium, watercolor is very fast and tricky. Faith plays a big part in it, because it is not an easy process to make corrections. And it is back-to-front to oil painting.
It's been a long time since I done watercolors. My t-shirts and mouth were always smeared with excess paint ... no time for using anything else, must keep it, or that section, wet until done.
Are we going to be bless with future watercolors from you Euphemia? I hope so.
A beautiful painting, and an interesting title.Yes! Back-to-front is the right way to put it, and that requires almost a mathematical mind which I do not have!
I have put my brushes to rest for some time now because of depression, but now that I am free, I am beginning to get my inspiration back. I think I may try my hand at some watercolour with ink, or some acrylic this summer. My goal is to re-create a painting I did a few years ago here:
"fearfully And Wonderfully Made"
...and get prints made so I can sell them.
A beautiful painting, and an interesting title.
When you say 'ink' are you referring to just black, or and/or other coloured inks? Are you familiar with inks?
Good idea. Some inks have a sheen to them when they dry, or blotchy in large areas. It would be a shame to wreck the watercolor painting to a blemished/unwanted black background....I am wanting to try India ink as an accent for a watercolour work.
Good idea. Some inks have a sheen to them when they dry, or blotchy in large areas. It would be a shame to wreck the watercolor painting to a blemished/unwanted black background.
Here is a webpage that gives the properties of certain black inks.