Monday, September 03, 2012

I got an idea...


Today I thought, why not tone the paper before painting on it, like with a canvas before applying oil paint. Normally you don't with watercolour but, bing, lightbulb... I used white gouache and hot pink watercolour first! Then pen and ink. Of course, lightbulb is the topic of the DPW Challenge too.
$20 - 4"x4"
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31 comments:

  1. Hello Nora:) You always know how to make something wonderful, no matter how simple the subject is. So beautiful!

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  2. A greatlightbulb idea Nora!!

    greetings Alie :-)

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  3. A really creative idea and a really creative treatment. Wonderful.

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  4. This was a fun approach to the challenge, and you might have convinced me to give it a try. Well done.

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  5. A lovely bright idea ,Nora... glowing
    phosphorescent!

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  6. Wow, that's some color! Love it!

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  7. Lovely. Pink light, so flattering.

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  8. Que louco quadro, muito talento!
    Parabéns!
    Grande abraço e sucesso!

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  9. Great idea Nora,I love the pink colour and reflection!!

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  10. Great idea...and love the color!

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  11. What a great painting! Very nice work!

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  12. Which pens do you use on top of paint Nora? I used my Farber Castell and ruined it. Now I am afraid to try any of my others...
    Lovely drawing on paint here.

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  13. The background really works, and the line around containing it. The light bulb is great, so individual, and it's alter ego really makes the picture. Love it.

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  14. I love the colour and movement in this painting.

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  15. Nora, you made the light bulbs plain old pretty! I love them and the palette is superb!

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  16. Love your idea and your lightbulb! I really like the pink.

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  17. I love your idea! Thank you for your visit!

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  18. Thank you Nora!! Is a pleasure to be on your blog list!! :)

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  19. I thing it´s a good idea, really.
    :)

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  20. Such an unusual approach for watercolour - but I like it! It's really quirky :0)

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  21. Hola Nora, estas últimas acuarelas son muy libres, muy inspiradas.

    Un abrazo

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  22. This is really cool ..the idea is brilliant.I love it ..

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  23. Este cuadro tiene luz propia.Saludos Nora.

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  24. You can feel the electricity of the light bulbs with that wonderful pink! Great idea and well done.

    Sue

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  25. Cute lightbulb. Just like I knew you could ,,, captured perfectly.

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  26. Nora - great lightbulb - so nice to step out of the normal box we find ourselves in. Thanks for new tip. Have a wonderful week-end.

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