Tuesday, January 26, 2010
we could explore the first few stages in this post
PAINTING SET UP
This stage is applicable to any medium , ...the point is what ever we work on...... we need a proper work space with sufficient lighting ...preferably natural lighting and access to all the resource we need .By this i did not mean a hi-tech studio with hi-tech lighting etc etc,to begin with a table and a chair in a corner of your room(preferably near window )will be more than enough
a.First pick our subject
b.Jot down ideas in the form of value sketch
c.Explore subjects in terms of dark and light tones
d.value sketch is a rough pencil sketch of what we plan to paint
This is a light pencil outline of a subject to be portrayed on the water colour paper
We do not use white paint in transparent watercolour ,any white in a painting is the white of the paper,we must decide on the white areas of painting even before we start painting so we can leave that area blank.
The other method of preserving white is by masking the area where it needs to be white
for this we can use either
I thought of giving details on this in my next post
hope this post was informative
I am Subha alias Reshmi ,an art enthusiasist and above all...an enthusiastic learner, brought up in Chennai,India. Right from my childhood ,I was fascinated by nature. I always feel that nature has forced me to doodle with my brushes and paints.I work with oil, acrylic, pastels and watercolor and have exhibited my paintings in art exhibitions in Howard county, Maryland,USA .I am a member of Howard county arts council and have also participated in the art sale event conducted by them http://www.hocoarts.org/. In my blog I would love to share my experiments with new techniques of painting and discuss the mistakes I encountered. I believe this endeavour would help me sharpen my artistic skills and broaden my knowledge in painting, thus help me grow to be an accomplished artist .
At this point what comes to my mind is the last stanza ofRobert Frost's poem Stopping by the woods
"The woods are lovely dark and deep,
but I have promises to keep,
and miles to go before I sleep,
and miles to go before I sleep."
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