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Wet Street by Shrley Roma Charlton

by Shirley Roma Charlton
(Australia)

This was on a quarter sheet of Arches watercolour paper. Painted in half an hour as a Demo it taught me that sometimes Less time helps to keep ones watercolour fresh and clean and also less time to mess it up. I painted the crowd of people by rolling my bush and the way to get the wet street is to LEAVE the light of the paper. By the way this painting is for sale and ALL proceeds go to my home country Malawi to give them water in manyowe village.

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Shirley, please email this image to mike (at) this domain dot com. Not sure why it isn't here.

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Savannah River Street painting

by Derek McCrea
(Columbus, GA, United States)

Savannah River Street Cityscape Illustration

Savannah River Street Cityscape Illustration

This is a very popular painting I completed that now sells on River Street in Artsy's of Savannah. I started the work from a photograph I took on vacation.

Savannah has many beautiful historic places that inspire creativity but this is my favorite. I drew the painting with pencil on 140 lb cold press Arches paper.

The way I accomplished the drawing to scale was by starting with the large square and rectangular buildings. Once you have the large parts in you have the perspective correct and the details inside and around those buildings can be accomplished with great composition.

Once the drawing was complete I completed the sky with wet on wets blues and sprayed the paper to bloom the clouds just right. Watercolor when sprayed with water has amazing affects, but you have to apply the right amount in the correct locations.

After the sky is dry I start with the foreground and apply colors from light to dark. If a certain part of a building has many washes I start with the lightest washes and while I already have that color on my brush I go ahead and use it wherever else it needs to applied on the canvas. Then I proceed to the next darker color and apply that everywhere.

This painting is about 20 washes of different colors. Finally I add the details and followed up with different thickness of pens starting with the bolder areas and finishing with the smallest details. View more of my works at http://www.derekmccrea.50megs.com

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The Bay

by AnneMarie DeRenard
(LasVegas, NV.)

The Bay

The Bay

This is a watercolor done in my art class. I had only taken a few classes and did not have a project in mind for a class, the instructor gave me a post card and said lets see what you can do with this in the next hour. So here is my picture of that Bay scene. It is not even painted on heavy watercolor paper which is why the wrinkles can be seen in the picture. I've put it in a beautiful frame and hung it in the entry of my home, I love it.

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Sea of Dreams

by Debbie Lewis
(Long Beach, CA)

I was inspired to paint this scene when I saw a photo taken by a friend. It's a scene 10 miles north of Malibu in California. He was happy to let me use his photograph as a reference for my painting.

Half-way through, I wasn't happy with it and thought I might scrap it, but I kept at it, which meant adding depth to the foreground shrubs with more and more layers of varying values and finally it took on a life of its own and I became very happy with it.

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Lake Scene

by J. Uhlig
(Wisconsin, USA)

Lake Scene

Lake Scene

I'm interested in pouring techniques for watercolor. I particularly like Roland Roycraft's work and had bought one of his books. I painted this scene using the techniques in his book.

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Wind Storm

by Sebastiano
(Chiesina Uzzanese, Italy)

I live in Toscana so I have plenty of subjects to draw, this is a summer landscape I saw near Siena.

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Granite hills in Brazil

by Asit Choudhuri asit@ige.unicamp.br
(Analandia, SP, Brazil)

I am a geologist and make quick pencil sketches while on fieldwork. Later when I have the time, I paint my pictures based on these sketches. Some sketches are quite old before I paint them, others are more recent. This one was sketched in 1998 and painted 2009. Hope you folks like it.

Comments are welcome. Thank you. My e-mail is alongside my name, in case anyone wants to write something.

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Peace and Tranquilty

by Fredericks
(Belmont Lake, Ontario)

Old Woman's River

Old Woman's River

I was driving along the north shore of Lake Superior and came across this scene. I think it was where Old Woman's River flowed into Superior.
I pulled my car over and snapped the picture and painted the scene, along with a number of North Shore pictures.

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Dislocated Creek Located

by Fredericks
(Bristish Columbia, Canada)

Dislocated Creek Located

Dislocated Creek Located

Hi Mary Ann,

I took a fall when walking along this creek (actually named Hospital Creek) and I dislocated my left arm at the elbow. I reconnected it, and ended up with this painting.

I have painted in water for a little over 4 years, and its a challenging media. I found it fun to literally chisel out the rocks on the right.

There is an old saying that good artists, know what to eliminate. This picture is busier then I would like it to be, and I still have time to soften the blues in the river.

I guess my biggest lesson in this one, is to practice more restraint in creating rapidly falling rivers. It doesn't take long to overwork white water...and when the white is gone, its gone.

Thanks for the opportunity to post.

Win

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