Tuesday, October 16, 2012

the hotdog stand

SOLD

I started this drawing with the stop sign and worked my way up the tree to the hot dog stand. Suddenly a cyclist showed up so I quickly put him in.

Then I got a wood panel from the art store,
I lightly sanded the front and back.
I sprayed the painting 3 times with Krylon UV-Resistant Gloss, which is a clear acrylic coating. It is non-yellowing, moisture resistant and protects against UV light rays. Then I adhered the painting to the panel with non-toxic Weldbond.
This is the Krylon product that Aquabord (same company that makes Gessobord) recommends for watercolours that are not under glass.

I'm very happy with the professional look of presenting watercolour this way. 
$90 - 8"x8" watercolour painting
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43 comments:

  1. Brilliant work! I love it :)
    Have a great day!

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  2. another beautiful painting - thanks for sharing technique!!

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  3. Beautiful, Nora!! I wish I could do the same technique with pastels....!!

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  4. Fascinating post. Great picture and an introduction to a mounting technique I've never thought of.

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  5. Excellent watercolor as always and I love this post! The clean white panel just sparkles under your beautiful color!

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  6. Merci ma chère Nora de partager avec nous cette publication et nous dévoile tes bons secrets...
    Cette dernière aquarelle est pleine de vie comme toujours et tellement adorable.
    Gros bisous

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  7. I can see a group of these wonderfully fresh paintings hanging in a line across a wall! Spectacular!

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  8. The presentation of the painting is great. I can see that you have really thought of the design aspect of your paintings lately and this looks very clean and graphic, I love it.

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  9. Great Nora...love the look from "above" on the streetlife!

    greetings, Alie :-)

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  10. Thank you so much for sharing how you handle these pieces on the wood substrate. I think they are absolutely beautifully framed in this way. Makes for a gorgeous finished piece and I really love the composition of this latest piece.

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  11. I would be too - It's amazing how that board really sets your painting off! Fantastic! And thank you for sharing your crafty secret :0)

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  12. Great presentation! And a sale. Yay.

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  13. Thanks for sharing your process Nora! The painting is great,I love the cyclist!

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  14. A really cute scene from an interesting perspective! And I enjoyed learning about the technique as well!

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  15. I always love your bird's-eye views, and when the painting is mounted as you have done it looks so good without a frame to distract the eye. So much to see in such a small painting.

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  16. Hello Nora:) It sure does look very professionel. The painting is wonderful. Great art!!

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  17. Beautiful as always. Thanks for sharing your new technique. Very nice.

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  18. Como siempre, tu pintura es encantadora

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  19. Oh that's a wonderful effect with the Aquabord. I see it at Dick Blicks and want to try it with something but haven't yet. I love the use of white space in this. And the cyclist is a great (and lucky) added touch. I'm going to pretend it's tofu-dogs though. :)

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  20. Wow Nora I've never heard of doing this with a picture. It looks absolutely fantastic presented this way (especially when you have creted the artwork too of course!). Thanks for the idea.

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  21. Hola Nora: Muy buena esta acuarela y muy práctica en la forma de enmarcar. Felicitaciones!!!!!!

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  22. Nora your watercolors are so beautiful. The line quality is gorgeous. What a great way to present them too on the hard panel.

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  23. oh my...I love how that looks! wow!

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  24. LOVE this ! My eye is led around the painting beautifully ! I also love your work on the wooden support.

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  25. Hola Nora :) Tu pintura sobre el soporte de madera queda muy hermosa. ¡Un abrazo!

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  26. Una escena muy fresca como todas as tuyas y muy interesante la manera de presentar la pintura.

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  27. fantastic presentation, i like very much, thanks for sharing Nora! the watercolor is lovely! Hugs

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  28. Nora - this is lovely and thanks for sharing how you make your work look so professional. It is beautiful and how great the bicyclist coming along finished out the piece. Have a great day.

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  29. I have to say, the result is very cool. I must try it.

    But am I the only one who thinks it's funny you STARTED with the STOP sign??

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  30. Super job! I like the way it looks displayed like that!! It is great to come and catch up on your gems!

    Great minds must think alike. lol I did a hotdog stand on Saturday while I was doing the World Wide Sketchcrawl.

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  31. What a lovely presentation. You work is so fresh and vibrant. Love it.

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  32. Hola Nora, con esa presentación queda la acuarela fantástica, como cuando le pones a una tela un marco. Me gusta mucho.

    Un saludo

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  33. Hello,Nora!Wonderful watercolor and a way, nice and modern, to present them ready to hang!

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  34. Thanks for sharing, i love the way this finishes your piece also!

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  35. Hi Nora, I really like your painting and thanks for the info on how you finished it.

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  36. What a charming painting! I love how you mounted it. I've never seen a watercolor finished off that way for hanging.

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  37. I like the perspective from above alot in this painting. And it looks modern and very nice hanging on the wall like that. Different. Take care!

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  38. Wow - this looks terrific on the wood panel. Great idea.

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  39. I have yet to find these in Germany...makes for a fabulous presentation for sure. I have used gesso and or some absorbent ground on wood panels similar looking to these,,makes for a fab way without glass.

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  40. Very cool Nora, I detect a little Lynn Cohen influence, with a Nora McPhail style... I love it!! So intricate...yet wonderful perspective! Love it mounted too!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  41. Molto interessante l'acqua bord non lo conoscevo, grazie per questa informazione la proverò :-)

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  42. Thanks for sharing this! I didn't know you could spray a watercolour to protect it! Weren't you scared the first time you tried it? It really looks cool! I'm always on the look out for new and more modern ways of showing watercolours and this is definitely something I would like to try! I'd love to see it in real life to see the effect it has on the paper: how does it look? matt? It doesn't look glossy on your photo...
    I'm discovering and enjoying your blog. I love your style and colours! I'll come back for more, that's for sure!

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