Saturday, February 16, 2013

JoJo

SOLD

I love watercolour however, at times I miss oil painting because I really like toning the canvas first, which you don't do with watercolour... or do you?! I did today! I put a wash of ivory black and cerulean watercolour down, drew with a micron pen, added more paint and finally, some white gouache. Super happy with this fella!
$90 for set of 3 - 5x7" watercolour painting includes 8x10"mat.

42 comments:

  1. Perfect.. Wonderful result. Thetoning does give this extra interest too.

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  2. And you should be super happy.. Delightful painting.

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  3. he is quite the dapper fellow!! very nice

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  4. My first reaction before reading your post was that this was a new approach, which you confirmed. I love the limited palette and that you pushed your limits, well done.

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  5. Wonderful! I like the look of this. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Excellent - and a real neat effect it is! Cool drawing too. It's funny - I just read an interview with an illustrator who always tones his paper first with an ochre, I think, and I was planning on trying it - now I've really got to try!

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  7. This is sensational Nora! I'm so glad you tried the app.... Toning the paper first was a winner!

    I hope to be back painting next week ......my mother has taken a break from treatment which gives me a break too.

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  8. Very nice, you have such a personal style!

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  9. What a great character, your painting shows such personality. Truly great painting. That hand is so good, and the tilt of the hat. Love it

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  10. I can see why you are happy with this fella, so much personality in this - just fab!

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  11. I'd be super happy if I painted this too. It is amazing, Nora!

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  12. Oh he is amazing...and the movement is terrific. I feel as though he's tipping his hat to me! Love this one so much..boy are you inspiring and talented!

    Hugs Giggles

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  13. You should be very happy with this painting, Nora! I love the blues....wonderful job!

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  14. Heel mooi gedaan lieve groetjes Danielle

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  15. Nora, I love the outcome, what a wonderful approach to watercolor. It's great to break the rules!

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  16. terrific painting, you are so fab with watercolour and ink.
    Happy PPF Annette G

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  17. I LOVE this Nora! It has an 'weathered' feel, like an old photo - This is one of my absolute favorites of yours so far. Fantastic! And so effective :0)

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  18. Entiendo que estés contenta, el resultado es magnifico!

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  19. Oh boy! great, strong, fluid and lots of personality!
    Hope to see more like this.

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  20. It´s Fantastic !!
    the drawing it´s nice and the blacks more...

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  21. a great portrait of him!!!!Bravo Nora,i love it-))))
    kisses+hug
    Christa-)))

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  22. The approach is fresh and imaginative. Striking image.

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  23. It's awesome! Fun to hear your process too! Thanks!

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  24. Great, I love the freshness of his work. saludos

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  25. This just wonderful, Nora! What a great idea to tone your paper first. You should be proud, it is very successful!

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  26. I can see why you would be happy with this. Every aspect draws attention and makes one want to look again.

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  27. Fascinating picture, love your paintings.Your style is awesome. Now I became your new follower!
    Hugs Anja

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  28. Fabulous, one of my favorite color palettes! HPPF!

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  29. He is fabulous! Fantastic guy - he looks like such a charmer.

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  30. This is wonderful! It has that fluid quality but definitely a different look.

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  31. Wonderful, Nora! This is when we really get excited - when we go "out there" and try something risky and different. This one is a great success!

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  32. Hello Nora:) You should be happy with him. He is gorgeous!! No rules for watercolor:)

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  33. I love this guy! Nora, you just nailed him so perfectly!

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  34. You should be happy! It's wonderful!

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  35. both this one and the one above are really super nora .

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