Art Pearls

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Archive for March 2010

Kois

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Kois is done on Ampersand Aquabord panel. I got the inspiration to try this surface after encouragement from Alex. Aquabord is definitely a surface I will use again. My only problem was with the dark background getting shifted with repeated glazing. It is the same problem I face when I do glazing on watercolor paper. The only alternative solution is to use a black ink wash. I haven’t sealed the surface yet. It seems once sealed the surface is waterproof making it safe even to put up on bathroom wall. Since this panel is the standard 8 by 10 inches, it is easy to find a frame. I will post the image of the finished painting once it is all done.

Kois
8 by 10 inches on Aquabord panel

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March 30, 2010 at 6:32 pm

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Three Cupcakes

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Finally I finished the painting after dragging it for three weeks! Painting the swirls on the icing overwhelmed me a bit and I took lots of breaks in between. I painted the three cupcakes using the reference photo from week 46-48 challenge hosted by the artist Ms.Karin Jurick in the DSFDF blog. I like how the shadow turned out in the painting. I did the entire painting wet on dry surface and I believe it went well on the Arches watercolor paper. I think I am slowly liking this paper.

Three Cupcakes
9/12 inches on 140# cp Arches watercolor paper

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March 3, 2010 at 2:52 pm

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