domenica 29 aprile 2012

textures - watercolour + gravel + sand

© JANE MINTER
texture swatch - watercolour + gravel + sand
texture swatch 
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© JANE MINTER
watercolour + gravel + sand
detail of the above watercolour wash /texture swatch showing textures created with gravel and sand

....this swatch / experiment was inspired by Nita Engles chapter WORKING WITH UNUSUAL MATERIALS .. Using Gravel and Sand.... HOW TO MAKE COLOUR  PAINT ITSELF 

20 commenti:

Sonia Aguiar ha detto...

Interesting textures and beautiful colours!

Judy ha detto...

Fascinating effects, Jane! I also like the previous one, with alcohol!

renate ha detto...

Hai Jane:) How beautiful! It looks like something antique. Very nice!

L.W.Roth, ha detto...

Jane your curiosity is commendable. It takes a lot of energy to explore textures the way you do. I admire that.

RH Carpenter ha detto...

Interesting to use gravel and sand. I know they have acrylic mediums that use sand and gritty things but I wouldn't have thought to just use the real stuff! It created some very nice shapes and textures - wonder about the lasting effects? Will it adhere to the paper for a long time? Will it change the colors over time? I always think of those things but sometimes you just have to play and try it :)

Michelle V. Alkerton ha detto...

I really like this effect. Thanks for sharing your texture experiments. This one begs a poem :).
Stay inspired!

Sandra ha detto...

What a great effect! Kind of like rusty paint? Brilliant :0)

Tito ha detto...

Jane, ma che bello e interessante l'effetto della ghiaia e della sabbia. Prima o poi dovrò decidermi a provarli! Grazie per l'info! Ciao.

Jeanette ha detto...

I like the textures achieved with natural substances. The contrast in the colour is lovely and reminds me of the shore line.

I've used sand a number of times in watercolour paintings and like the softer effect it gives as opposed to salt.

JANE MINTER ha detto...

thankyou sonia judy renate linda ...i'm enjoying making and experimenting with textures and swatches .

JANE MINTER ha detto...

thanks rhonda i ask the same questions too for all of the experiments i've been doing ....the gravel comes off ok there is a residue from the sand ...will see what happens to the paper and swatch in time...play for now :)

JANE MINTER ha detto...

thankyou michelle.. a poem :)

sandra thanks ...glad you like the effect.

hope you do tito it's a very good book ..grazie

thankyou jeanette ... you're right it is similar to salt ...i'd like to see your paintings with sand .

Juan Valdivia ha detto...

¡Me encantan los dos, Jane!

JANE MINTER ha detto...

juan thankyou ...it's the same painting just a close up to show detail of texture ... hope your show was a success .

Sergio DS ha detto...

Interesante textura. ¿La arena queda bien fijada o hay que fijarla con laca o similar?

JANE MINTER ha detto...

sergio thanks for your suggestion ....prehaps a sealant or fixative would be a good idea with the sand

Watercolorist ha detto...

Did you use only one color and them sand? Lovely effect.
Jean

JANE MINTER ha detto...

hi jean ...i used 3 colours here raw sienna burnt sienna + blue adding some sand and gravel before and after to see effects ..hope that helps .

Cynthia Schelzig ha detto...

THis looks fabulous!! I have the book too...thanks for reminding me to get it out. I love what you are experimenting with in your "laboratory"

JANE MINTER ha detto...

it's a super book cynnie ... still experimenting :) hope all is well with you .