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Finally got my dragon diptych finished! Winsor Newton Professional #Watercolour on 300 lb. Arches paper of a pair of Juvenile Lightning Dragons from my graphic novel, Aedre's Firefly.  Enjoy!



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"Tangle Trees"  #watercolour on 300 lb. Arches watercolour paper.
     I went for an afternoon walk with +James Allen and took some shots of the late winter scenes along the road and down by the Catatonk Creek.  I loved the colours and the tangle of both the tall dried grasses and the tree branches. The hills behind and the lovely sky colours made the scene extra lovely. I painted this one in a very loose style to capture the energy of the scene.



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     Here's my latest traditional watercolour,  a 3.9'x9.7" space-scape. An advance flotilla of ships entering the orbit of a large planet. Is the planet already colonized? How desperate is the invading force?  Are there no defenses in place for an invasion from space? Cloaking shields give a semblance of invisibility only from below. How will the planet's inhabitants react when the ships get low enough  to land and are suddenly seen for what they are?
     The above questions are for +James Allen, but you can make something up, too , if you like. :`)  Enjoy!

Created traditionally using Winsor Newton Professional watercolours  on 140 lb. Arches cold pressed watercolor paper.
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The Road to Ridge Farm  traditional watercolor painting. The second of my paintings in the new style. 9x12 inches.  I think it's still a bit "fiddly" but I believe I'm on the right track.   Enjoy!

     Created traditionally using Winsor Newton Professional watercolours  on #Arches 140 lb. cold pressed watercolor paper.
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     Here is my latest watercolour painting: "Tiny Village"  
     This painting represents a change in technique that I'm pretty happy with.  The tough part as usual is scanning a 9"x12" painting on an 8.5"x 14" scanner. 
     A good two hours to scan it in as two 1200ppi parts, move back and forth between Gimp2, Photoshop and IrfanView, stitching the huge parts together, then using the healing brush to remove the inevitable seams. And then reducing it in size as a png file for upload. Another good reason to move back to creating smaller originals for awhile. ::whew!::
     Love the way it turned out. Worth the extra effort to get it properly scanned.
     Enjoy!
 


    Created traditionally using Winsor Newton Professional watercolours  on #Arches 140 lb. cold pressed watercolor paper.
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Traditional Watercolor/Watercolour Painting: "The Long View"
 Of Painting and The Making of Desserts
     We all make mistakes, but if we pay attention and know the rules of our trade we can, like Mademoiselle Favret did in 1895, turn a mistake that could have been a ruin into a wild international success.
        Reorganising my workspace to be able to create both traditionally and digitally (as I gear up to finish the first book of my graphic novel and pull together my 2016 Watercolour Calendar) has had it in a state of chaos for a couple of weeks. So I was unable to finish this one in one go.
     It started out as my second watercolour doodle, playing with my newest colour palette. But I only got as far as blocking in the Ultramarine Blue in the sky and parts of the foreground before things got so cluttered in my workspace I had to put it away. Then when I finally finished it I kept wondering why it looked "wrong" to me. It seemed unbalanced, not harmonious or unified. The blue in the sky and pond seemed too raw compared to the rest of the picture.
     I like to change up the blues from one painting to another, based on atmosphere, time of day, or seasonal effects in the light. So in the first painting from the new palette I used Cerulean for my main blue, and this painting was started using Ultramarine Blue. Well, sometime after things got moved around, I picked up the wrong palette, and finished the rest of the painting using Cerulean Blue.  
     It's a general rule of thumb, that to keep balance and harmony in a landscape painting, it is better to use the same blue you used for your sky as the basis for your shadows, whether in mixes or glazes. But the dry paint blobs of blue on the palettes look very similar --Especially if the other blue is not on the palette at the same time. So I had inadvertently used the cooler, slightly greenish Cerulean Blue instead of my sky colour, the warm, slightly reddish Ultramarine Blue for all the land masses, trees, and shadows! No wonder the painting looked "off".
     Once I understood what had happened, I switched palettes and spent a few hours adding Ultramarine Blue back into the land masses, trees, and shadows, as well as glazing it into the mountains and fields. Now it not only seems less out of harmony, but I think, so far, it has become my favourite painting. Going forward I may incorporate this as a useful technique in my landscapes.
     The rules/guidelines for painting using watercolours are there for a reason. They are like the ingredients list in a cooking recipe. It is wise to learn how to bake a cake with standard ingredients in the correct proportions, before experimenting to create something new. But at some point we begin to experiment, to bend and possibly break the rules.
     Like if you are making delicate desserts for the Prince of Wales in 1895, and happen to set the sauce on fire by accident. When you know the rules of cooking you can always fix it up and call it Crepe Suzettes!
     Nothing is unredeemable. Once we know the rules, we can experiment, and we can learn where a little change can produce a more interesting or pleasing effect, even if we broke the rule by accident. That said, I will be labeling my palettes from now on since I switch them up a lot.
     Enjoy!  <3


     Created traditionally using Winsor Newton Professional watercolours  on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed watercolor paper.
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     I call this 11x15-inch  watercolor painting "Racing the Storm". They better hurry or they're going to get drenched! :`D
     This painting  will be available {soon(tm)} as a full colour high resolution print, and will be featured in my 2016 Watercolour Landscapes Calendar.
     Enjoy!

     Created traditionally using Winsor Newton Professional watercolours  on 140 lb. cold pressed watercolor paper.
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     I call this watercolour painting "Exodus". And I can't help but wonder... why are the inhabitants leaving their world? Where are they going? Is anyone staying behind? What if...
     Enjoy!



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     While I'm waiting for the paint to dry on my new landscape, here is one I made last night called "Field Stones" These are the large stones and small boulders the farmers  dig up when they plough (and no I will not spell it "plow") the fields in the spring. They then have to  lug them off to the sides of the fields.
 Re-posted to add photo of painting. lol
     I wanted to fool around a bit more with mixing up the colours in my new palette together to see what emerged and it turned into this. So I stuck a mat/mount on it and snapped a pic with my device.  I love the colours in it. Enjoy!

     Created traditionally using Winsor Newton Professional watercolours  on 140 lb. watercolor paper.

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As I promised to +Owen Jollands, here is my finished watercolour painting "The inlet" . The colours shifted somewhat during the scanning. It may be time to find a new bulb for it.Using Photoshop's Color Balance couldn't quite get it back the unity of the original watercolor. I'll try another scan before I try to sell this one  as a print.

     Created traditionally using Winsor Newton Professional watercolours  on 140 lb. watercolor paper.

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