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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Dare I Say "Hamming It Up"???

A quick w/w varied wash of aureolin and quin. gold ...

Some quin. burnt orange ...

and now some orange with alizarin crimson.
I'm poking along with this one, scrumbling the shadow colors.

One of my neighbors really liked this painting. It has gone to a good home in Seattle - thank you, Beth!
Christine liked the format and composition, but wanted a chicken, so ...

Masking off, after 5 - 6 graded washes of aureolin and phthalo blue.

Masking back on for the white tips of the feathers. I am using indanthrone blue, and a mixture of that blue plus orange and purple for the black.

This is after 2 w/w applications of the blue and the black. I think it needs 1 or 2 more.
This is what I've been doing all day, as the weather is just foul - pouring rain all day.

As always, your comments are most welcome!

15 comments:

  1. Wow! I am loving all of these! I ADORE your title for the hamming it up.. so fitting! Can I just say this, you do the best graded washes I have ever seen! They are so smooth and perfect. And the colors are great, not muddied in the slightest! Well done Kathryn!

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  2. ohhhh so much beauty and fun to look at!
    love
    tweedles

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  3. I have to agree with everything Jennifer said, Kathryn!!! These are so beautiful!!!

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  4. I love your show pigs, "Snarf" is extraordinary.
    Like Jennifer, I find your washes so beautiful, so pure. Bravo!

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  5. I love your farmyard theme! And they are such fun! :0)

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  6. I agree, I love your backgrounds and the piggies are adorable.

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  7. Your method is absolutely amazing to see. It is amazing to me how differently you and I work in watercolor. Your results are striking. Your graded wash is beautiful - I have never done anything like it that I recall. The back of the chicken is wonderful. I agree with Beth that the goose is phenomenal!

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  8. Hi, Kathryn - I have been away for a while and I must say, its a real delight to see your recent work. I LOVE your pigs, especially Snarf! They have such personality. I just adore how you paint animals!

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  9. Hamming it up is pure fun! Your pleasure shines through in these paintings, so enjoyable!

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  10. Your washes are so beautiful.. I can keep observing only that all the time.

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  11. Hi Kathryn - I've been away, ill, but am fine now and will try to get my show back on the road ASAP!

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  12. Oh I love dem piggies!! SO cute! I love that you have a series of barn animals. It would be so cool to see them all hanging together.

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  13. Foul weather really seems perfect for fowl painting, Kathryn...Lol!
    Love the pig start.
    The goose was headed to a good home the moment it left your easel.
    I know your client will love the chicken...Like all the rest, I really like the smooth, clean background washes!

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  14. Hi Kathryn:) I love the paintings you make! And I love to read about the colors you use and how you do it. I'm very curious about your next pig-painting. Such a lovely subject! No wonder the goose has moved out. It indeed is a beautiful painting. And the chicken will be beautiful too! Take care:)

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