Sunday, March 24, 2013

watercolors and candle

Two weeks ago, I saw the original image of this painting from the book of Lisbet Braren-Weinrich which was being used by one member of our painting group. The book is in Dutch and its title is Hoe schilder ik in aquarel - stilleven. I was curious of how the texture in the image was done. So I asked someone from our group and she said I can use candle on the paper. When I read the book, indeed the author suggested that one of the ways to produce the texture is to use a candle. I decided to do an exercise and used the author's image. On rubbing the candle on the paper, I did it either before or after applying some watercolors on the paper. Obviously, I did the rubbing of the candle when the paper was dry. And so the above painting is my version of the author's painting shown in the book.

11 comments:

  1. This is beautifully painted Cora and I love the textures you created.

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  2. You made this look so antique by using the candle, really beautiful !

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  3. Dit is prachtig gedaan Cora !
    groetjes,
    Simonne

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    1. Hoi Simonne,
      Bedankt voor je bezoek en groetjes.

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  4. Cora - what a nice texture you got. Something I am going to have to try. Thanks so much for sharing. Also so pleased you stopped by to visit...hope your lenten season is wonderful as well. Have a great week.

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  5. Well done Cora, this painting is really beautiful, I like the very interesting textures you have painted. Ciao!

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    1. Thank you Tito for stopping by, I appreciate it. And thanks also for your nice message.

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  6. Hallo Cora:) Wat een prachtig schilderij. Het lijkt wel een roest effect. Het lijkt heel mooi! Alvast fijne paasdagen:)

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    1. Hi renate, Dankje wel voor jouw aardige comments en voor jouw bezoek. Fijne paasdagen ook, :-}

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