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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Pouring Workshop Painting 3- Tropical Colors




For those of you who have never seen someone pour, I'm including a photo of myself in action. Each of the paintings take a long time to complete because there is so much waiting time between each pour. Jean taught us another fun painting technique to try while we were waiting. We used something called wash out tape which we stretched across the watercolor paper overlapping the strips. Then we used a quilter's rotary cutter to cut a design through just the tape. The cut pieces were removed leaving some exposed wc paper. Using a brush we painted across the tape and across these sections. Jean also did a lesson on texturing, so I used some of those methods in the painted areas of my tropical painting.

7 comments:

Michelle Himes said...

I enjoyed doing the "wash-out" technique. I still think yours needs a surfer with a board or a hula dancer. LOL

Helen Percy Lystra said...

I wish I could be there, looks like you're doing some great things.

AutumnLeaves said...

I've heard of this technique before and I know Barb Sailor uses it beautifully. Love the leaves, Joan!

Lin said...

So neat, Joan. I've done puring a few times -- but could never achieve anything near as beautiful as yours ...!

Maggie Latham said...

This is so inspiring for me to read, joan. In my class I tutor, we have been completing a direct loose floral painting (leaving lots of white paper) using direct brushstrokes, fading out, pencil shavings etc....then when dry pouring on a complimentary background using a tissue to pat off any areas of nice colours on the flowers. My students love this technique and have never seen anything like it before!! Wish I were in the States and could attend a pouring workshop! Great to see 'you in action' photos......

http://carolking.wordpress.com said...

Sounds like you are having an amazing time. Thanks for the picture of you in your pouring class. I like your tropical colors.

Joan said...

Mickey - Thanks. Or maybe just a Hawaiian hut in the background.

Helen - We had a great time. Thanks.

Sherry - This was my first time trying this, but I plan on trying it again. Thanks.

Lin - Thanks so much.

Maggie - Thanks. I forgot all about trying the pencil shavings in this.

Carol - Thanks. The instructor did an abstract, but mine came out more realistic. lol