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October 20, 2010 October 20, 2010

Filed under: Daily Post,Watercolors — lindahalcombfineart @ 6:05 pm
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I am not quite done with this but close. I have a problem I trying to solve. I’m not sure if I can to be honest. My husband convinced me that my man and dog needed to be lower than I originally planned. I planned to have them walking through the sunlit area but he felt strongly that they should be lower and when I put my drawing on tracing paper it looked good. The problem is that the paint already applied in this area was already pretty dark with quite a bit of texture. I have been working with the man and I have lost some of his shape but I am fairly happy with the colors but the dog is a ghost dog at this point. I am setting it aside for tonight and while think on this awhile…

Indiana Autumn 90%

 

January 16, 2010 January 17, 2010

Filed under: Daily Post — lindahalcombfineart @ 12:56 pm
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Well, I have to say it…How ’bout those COLTS!!!!

Ok, now that that’s off my chest… Yesterday I took the small drawing of an oriental head made in drawing class and did a 5 X 7 painting.

Angry Oriental Dude

Being a frugal ex-manager I decided to use a pad of watercolor paper that I bought on sale – who knows when. It is Canson 60# (why would I buy 60#????) and is a hot pressed surface. My watercolor paint just sat on the surface and there were areas that resisted the paint. Almost like Bristol board. Things were not going well…but I pulled out my handy, dandy travel set of Pelikan Gouache paint (not used since I was in Oberammergau with my Mother in 1991) and my problem was solved.

Believe it or not this is actually very close to what the masterpiece looks like, Including the weird hands that he intends to use to “get” someone. Painting this was fun and a nice break from the type of paintings I normally do. And Irina will be happy I did so much painting from my drawings.