Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Peeling Paint: Wash





...and here's the wash. I shall tie in the two main objects using the shaded water reflection. And I'm not sure, but I may make the sky a little stormy--but then, that will change the water reflection...maybe not a good idea...must think on that...


Anyway, I can't wait to define all those boat innards. Makes me think of the research I did on boat building... 

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  1. Okay, I liked about picturing the colors to come. I had no idea the boat was going to be green. :)

    As for the sky, I think as long as it's not an flat blue it'll work. Perhaps stormy, perhaps just a few clouds. Well, you have some time to ponder it. In the meantime, have fun paintin' those innards.

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    1. And it's a really funky green, too. Now, to get it to peel!

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  2. Beautiful! Do you feel like there is a "wash" part to drafting a book, as well?

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    1. There is a 'wash' part to drafting a book, Michelle--even for a pantser like me! It's just beyond that basic outline of an idea, when I've actually started writing, when I've picked my setting and main characters. The story is still pretty vague in many ways, but I know the direction I'm headed in.

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    1. Thanks Emmaline! I'm glad you stopped over! :)

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  4. Is that from Liza's photo? That's awesome!

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    1. Yeah, Alex, it is--though not from the one she posted on her blog this morning. I'll reveal the photo I'm interpreting closer to when it's done!
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Yep, I'm keeping your photo a secret too Bridget. Does it read as if the photo from today is the one you are working on? If so, I'll add a disclaimer. Love this already Bridget. I think I'll need me a print when it is done! You paint exactly what I want to see.

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    1. It might sound that way, Liza, but it doesn't really matter! And you definitely get a print! It'll be my thank you gift! :)
      Now, time to go paint!

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  6. And now it becomes unsketchy. Does 'wash' mean that you dip your brush into paint and kinda' slap it on -- sort of providing a foundation to begin playing with?

    Why does color make such a difference to us? Just by adding color, our imaginations begin to whirl a little....it starts to come alive. I wonder how different we would be if we could only see in black and white? I wonder why I am wondering?

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    1. Wash means that I dip my brush into a tiny bit of paint and water it down--and then, yeah, I kind of slap it on, lol--that's pretty much what I do (except around the edges, I have to be careful there or I'll get confused later...)

      ...hey, I've wondered about the color vs black and white thing too...hmmm...

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