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.
Seeing we’re talking of tips and suggestions what about the Zbukvic one “ more paintings are ruined by the thought of I think I’ll just do this”. The original painting is fine, leave it alone. Not every suggestion is right for us
Its good to see if it could be working. its always a bit different then the real paper!
What a great idea, I often destroy many 'good' watercolors with that addage, "I'll just do this one more thing". Brilliant idea.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Thanks Edo. I definitely need to check in more detail the properties of the yellows I use! Thanks again
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
I don't like green either, but I found the best way for me!
Thanks......greens are always a problem for students !!!!!!
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!
Thank you Jane, glad you liked it!!
I really enjoyed this too! Thank you.
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!
VERY helpful! Thank you so much Edo.
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!
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.
Thank you Andre, I often make a few from the same subject. Then you dont stick so much on the same style!