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Edo Hannema Edo Hannema wrote on 17 December 2017 at 09:17:
Thanks Larry, sometimes I have a painting half done. (I thought) and after a lunchbreak it looks done! Or I show a friend what I am doing , and then she says dont do anythoing more! its good how it is! To stop on the right moment is hard, you need to paint with a open mind. And prepared to change your plan how to do it in the first place.
Larry Reynolds Larry Reynolds wrote on 17 December 2017 at 08:51:
Seeing weโ€™re talking of tips and suggestions what about the Zbukvic one โ€œ more paintings are ruined by the thought of I think Iโ€™ll just do thisโ€. The original painting is fine, leave it alone. Not every suggestion is right for us
Edo Hannema Edo Hannema wrote on 2 December 2017 at 12:26:
Its good to see if it could be working. its always a bit different then the real paper!
alklineart alklineart wrote on 1 December 2017 at 12:17:
What a great idea, I often destroy many 'good' watercolors with that addage, "I'll just do this one more thing". Brilliant idea.
Edo Hannema Edo Hannema wrote on 25 November 2017 at 22:41:
Thanks Phillippe, I have some wesel and wolfhair, but also the soft goat hair! (white cloud) best for calligraphy. I prefer the wolfhair or Orchid brushes for watercolour! They are really good! Regards Edo
philippe severac philippe severac wrote on 24 November 2017 at 17:57:
Nice article, Thank you Edo. Chinese calligraphy teacher adviced to work with goat (the soft white). It's more difficult but we learn more how to handle an control the strokes. Anyway, its difficult with watercolor because it runs too fast out of the brush. Easy with chinese ink for there is some glue in it. For watercolor use, I prefer to use sheep brush, it holds the liquid more longer.
Edo Hannema Edo Hannema wrote on 3 September 2017 at 15:37:
Thanks Rene, the line and wash paintings from Wesson were most of the time done in just three colours. And the paynes grey is closest to blue so it gets blue when you look at such painting. amazing how a mind works.
rene fijten rene fijten wrote on 3 September 2017 at 15:33:
Good article. So far I never used paynes in the sky (in urban scenes the sky is less dominant), it makes sense. Thanks for suggesting, I will try it.
John John wrote on 31 August 2017 at 15:23:
Thanks Edo. I definitely need to check in more detail the properties of the yellows I use! Thanks again
Edo Hannema Edo Hannema wrote on 31 August 2017 at 14:49:
Greens are sometimes very annoying to paint. I paint them with transparent pigments, it is for me the way to keep the light. glad it helped. best wishes Edo
Edo Hannema Edo Hannema wrote on 30 August 2017 at 04:49:
I don't like green either, but I found the best way for me!
Nona Rostagno Nona Rostagno wrote on 30 August 2017 at 01:19:
Thanks......greens are always a problem for students !!!!!!
John John wrote on 29 August 2017 at 21:23:
Thanks so much for this Edo! I've just spent a weekend surrounded by a bewildering array of greens and could really have done wth some of this advice! So great to of you to share it!
Edo Hannema Edo Hannema wrote on 29 August 2017 at 17:58:
Thank you Jane, glad you liked it!!
Jane Jane wrote on 29 August 2017 at 17:47:
I really enjoyed this too! Thank you.
Edo Hannema Edo Hannema wrote on 29 August 2017 at 13:28:
Hiya Robyn! I was writing about it, and it was getting more and mor, so I thought I make a blog from it! Thank you. glad you like it!
Robyn Robyn wrote on 29 August 2017 at 13:25:
VERY helpful! Thank you so much Edo.
Edo Hannema Edo Hannema wrote on 9 June 2017 at 21:54:
Thank you very much Don Rankin, I use it not very often, but it was nice to make a small article about the acetate, cause a lot of beginning artist have the problem that they can not visualize the color or dark tones on the right place. I often hear "I am afraid to spoil my painting". I always say, spoil a lot and learn from it! I shall have a look about that wet media. I never hear from that. but watercolor is a never ending learning process!
masteringglazingtechniquesinwatercolor masteringglazingtechniquesinwatercolor wrote on 7 June 2017 at 21:51:
I enjoyed viewing your site. Thanks for the kind words regarding my site. The acetate overlay is a very good technique. I used it to some degree years ago. Now, in my senior years, I usually just go ahead and paint. However, there are times when the overlay is the perfect solution. I usually use a product called "wet media." Some stores no longer carry it since it seems that a lot of younger painters aren't even aware that it exists. I think it is great that you share the idea.
Edo Hannema Edo Hannema wrote on 4 June 2017 at 07:57:
Thank you Andre, I often make a few from the same subject. Then you dont stick so much on the same style!