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Subject matter for Wednesday

I found this slightly wider panoramic view of the cave that may give us more options to paint from. Let's remember that the images are there to give us a starting point. We may use a detail of the scene to paint, or even rearrange the elements into something more useful to us, as we look for ways of capturing form in watercolour.


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OK, looks like it's only one attachment per post, so here's the first attempt.


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sebastianaplin
sebastianaplin
17 oct. 2021
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I love the washes of colour, they remind me of a lithograph print and you can see the layers on top of each other. I love the cat! I has the feel of a Moroccan medina or something, loads of atmosphere.

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I wound up having two goes at this - the first one needed something in the foreground, but not the cat I put in the wrong place! I quite like the second, more abstract one.


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sebastianaplin
sebastianaplin
14 oct. 2021

I really enjoyed the session. There is a certain amount of right brain and left brain confusion as I try to narrate what and why I'm painting, but I think its all part of the drive to shake things up a bit, like a strategy to force a change in the way I paint.

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What a thoroughly enjoyable way to paint. Applying the techniques you showed at the beginning of this class to a fairly abstract subject worked well for me. The limited palette and focusing on contrasts between shapes enabled me to develop the overall composition. Watching it evolve and how the pigments reacted with the water, considering shapes as they developed was the most enlightening part.

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That's a great painting that draws you in Christine. Lovely sense of depth and atmosphere. I really enjoyed the session too. Now I have to find more outlandish subject matter to engage us.

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