This is lovely - I must have a go with watercolour on acrylic board!
I am not very good at explaining but here goes.I paint different colours in washes in an abstract way.Lift out shapes and add different toning colours to improve the image.If I go wrong, even after several attempts I find I can still wash it off with clean water,sometimes with added washing up liquid I can bring back original surface.I do not mind leaving some of the colour as it is part of my original colour scheme.Hope that answers your question Tricia.You are much better at explaining methods.If not ask away,I do have a photo of the painting in early stages.
Thanks for this. I think everyone will find it helpful to hear the basics of the processes.....It's up to them to give it a go and find their own specific version/style!
Many thanks Thea. I have not used watercolours for some time but will definitely try out your technique.
Thankyou George.The main reason I use an acrylic board is if I make a mistake I can wash it off with water and try again.For instance fourth time lucky with the plums!Also like the rough texture of the board as I put the colours down first and "lift" the images out.Ido not use special ground and also paint on watercolour paper for smoother finishes.Hope that answers your question,why not try it!
Do you find that you can only add so much watercolour before you start lifting off what you've already painted?
Lovely colours and uplifting painting. It reminds me of summer. Can I ask you a question. I have never tried watercolours on board. Do you need a special ground and how does it compare to watercolour paper?
Really sumptuous colours, they look really juicy and delicious!
Thankyou Tricia and Helen.Yes watercolour on board,thankfully as I washed off some off the fruit quite a few times until I was content.Found it stretched my abilities but learnt a lot!
This is great. Agree with Helen the colours are great and the warm haze across the whole piece has a wonderful feel to it. It reminds me of those victorian still lives.
The drops of dew are very clever, I also like the red currents!
Is this watercolour on board?
Did you find anything tricky when you were painting this?
Great painting Thea, love the colours