Lanterns

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I wanted to do some transparent lantern-thangies in the middle of the night.
I saw them as transparent.
I SHOULDA gotten up and found some of my inks but I was lazy.
Watercolors just don’t have that same transparency.

It is the yellow that really bugs me.  Thick paint when it wasn’t, really.

And this is what sketchbooks are for!

W16 8 5 PENTALIC JOHNNY JUMP-UP 03 SQ W16 7 14 PENTALIC INDIAN PAINTBRUSH 03 SQ W16 7 21 USK PSU BERRY FESTIVAL 02 SQ W16 7 7 PENTALIC LUPINES 03 SQ W16 7 15 PENTALIC BLEEDING HEARTS 01 SQ

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4 Responses to Lanterns

  1. ejmordasky says:

    I notice (as I taught and critiqued paintings for so many years) that if you had added the shapes behind each other showing thru….the transparency that might help….The colors might mix a bit and the blue and yellow be on the thin greenish side and the blue and red on the thin…purplish side..place good tracing paper on top to try out ?..you can spray watercolor with Krylon Matte spray…dry…then rework on top with this acrylic washes etc. ….first with the tracing paper….just see what the reflecting line shapes look like showing in the shapes with soft pencil lines…does this help?

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    • Good idea on the Krylon. I did this in about five minutes, and did the yellow first. I’s like to try it again (and might) using waterproof inks under, then overlayering it with the yellow and red — so the blue ink shows through but doesn’t move. I came from acrylics, and forget sometimes I need to think my watercolors through…. It all helps! Thank you!

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  2. Dan Antion says:

    I give you major kudos for sharing and explaining you intent. If you hadn’t, I wouldn’t have know what you wanted to achieve, I’d only know that it’s a pretty cool painting (especially for the middle of the night).

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