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Monday, 22 January 2018

Monday, 8 January 2018

Australian Natives

Australian Natives
Jo Sonja gouache, Size 38 x 53 cms on 150grm Cartridge paper, used WN acrylic sealer on finished painting.
This has been a work in progress for quite a few days, and it is quite obvious why…too many details. I was trying a different approach to using acrylics, in that spraying with water and letting the colours run, wanting a achieve that looser effect of watercolours & loose the fairly solid appearance of traditional gouache paintings... yet keep the colour brightness .. avoid the “muddy appearance” …. I seemed to have always ended up with when using acrylics & white., in many instance I substituted the warm white with other tonally lighter colours to achieve stroke variations & highlights.

Saturday, 6 January 2018

Winter Scene_SH FB

A combined excercise among friends on FB. Practising simplification, looseness, and tones. Fairly limited pallet for me WC.38 x 28 cms. Left a bench next to the tree out, because I felt it would stop the eye going into the distance.

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Norwegian Rosemaling Stool

Norwegian Rosemaling Stool .. for that little personJoSonja Acrylic Gouache, satin sealer on top