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The Rooftop Gargoyle

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I painted  this using the rivulet technique that I mentioned in the earlier post. I did not do too much lifting out here since the sculpture was backlit. You can learn more about Susan Avis Murphy’s rivulet technique here.

11 by 14 inches on 300 lbs. Kilimanjaro watercolor paper
Reference photo by Suzanne Wallick 

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August 16, 2014 at 7:38 pm

The Garden Flutist

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I did this painting under the direction of the watercolor artist, Susan Avis Murphy, on her rivulet technique as explained in her blog. She has explained this technique in great details and has a couple of youtube videos demonstrating the technique here. There is a lot of scrubbing involved to lift the paint to get the lighter shade. I find that Loew-Cornell’s La Corneille flat brushes are the best in scrubbing out the paint. Their bristles are gentle enough that they don’t damage the paper surface. The glazes must be applied gently so as not to disturb the bottom paint layers. I have cross-posted this painting in my blogger account.

11 by 14 inches on 140-lbs cold-pressed Kilimanjaro watercolor paper

Reference photo:  Steve Lyddon from PMP

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July 25, 2014 at 4:48 pm