Friday, October 31, 2014

A BIT MORE ON THE POURED PAINTING AND CLASS


Class Tuesday consisted of just one student - so she got personalized attention and seemed to enjoy it and get more done!  

And she learned a bit about the difference between transparent and opaque pigments and how to test them:  

Take a black marker (permanent, waterproof), and make a line down your watercolor paper.  Mix your color/pigment with water and paint a swatch over the line.  If the color dries and you can see the black marker line perfectly = transparent color.  If the color dries and you can see the pigment cloudy or chalky over the black marker line = opaque.  She tested several yellows and blues, and a few reds to choose her primary colors for her first pours.

I painted more on my berries and leaves after she left, but they are looking stiff to me.  Not very pretty and, at this point, I think I would have to go in with fluid acrylic to get the berries to pop.  Probably won't do more to it, though.

AND HAVE A VERY HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

  


4 comments:

Debbie Nolan said...

Dear Rhonda - I think this is very lovely. I am sure your student was happy for that one on one time. I hope you have a great weekend friend. Hugs

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks so much, Debbie. It took thinking in negative shapes (which I am not that great at!), but I guess it's okay for now...and my student loved having personal instruction so hope she isn't spoiled now (of course, now I know how much she can get done in a 2 hour session when she works hard!)

CrimsonLeaves said...

I love the palette on these leaves and berries, Rhonda. I too would have appreciated one on one time with any art instructor I've ever had.

RH Carpenter said...

Sherry, I've wished I had the money to bring one of my favorite teachers to my house for a week's worth of personal instruction! That would be a dream!