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Mon May 11, 2020, 11:32 PM

Mother's day art haul. No idea how to use gouache or a canvas, but I'm game. I've used

Strathmore visual journals. This is a 500 series. Truth is, I am such an insecure perfectionist, I can destroy any paper, and mixed media is no exception as my test run showed me. Draw lines. Erase, erase, erase. Lay down paint. Scrub, scrub, scrub. Anyway, this is Church and Main, Belfast, ME. I am working on another pic on the back. My first full page spread. Pic one was still damp, so didnít like my plan. Still looks ok, but had to be careful about smudging.



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Reply Mother's day art haul. No idea how to use gouache or a canvas, but I'm game. I've used (Original post)
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Mon May 11, 2020, 11:37 PM

1. I really love the Buildings

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Mon May 11, 2020, 11:38 PM

2. A moose crossing!

I love this.

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Mon May 11, 2020, 11:47 PM

3. The snowbanks are too orange



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Mon May 11, 2020, 11:53 PM

4. I prefer using gouache over both acrylics and watercolors.

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Tue May 12, 2020, 12:09 AM

6. I've used it a bit to augment watercolor, but never for an entire pic. I do like that

retro poster look. Iíd also like to do something like this with it if I can:

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Mon May 11, 2020, 11:55 PM

5. What a charming painting!

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Tue May 12, 2020, 12:09 AM

7. The buildings are terrific. A lot of charm & character. nt

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Tue May 12, 2020, 02:02 AM

8. I like how you're exploring

and adding new elements of technique and complexity. I especially notice the crispness of the lines, colors and perspective of the buildings and something I havenít seen before which is the softening mistiness of the background buildings in the upper left. It adds a sense of space which opens around the clustered buildings and shops.

Your depiction of architecture is nice in its looseness of lines. Your use of pen to outline and to add texture is also nicely done.

Your moose and foreground could be a bit more defined if you drew some details with your pen the way you drew the rest. It would tie everything together.

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Tue May 12, 2020, 01:53 PM

9. I like!

I second lunatics suggestion that "if you drew some details with your pen the way you drew the rest." The buildings and your sense of humor are perfect.
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Tue May 12, 2020, 06:09 PM

10. From one artist to another

If there is one rule I follow it's this; Do Not Judge the Work!
Sure there are things that don't look the way I want them to look. It's ok. It's a learning process. Just keep on making art and one day you will have something you like.

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Tue May 12, 2020, 09:44 PM

11. I love it! You have taken stagnant buildings and they seem to breathe! Great palette!

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Tue May 12, 2020, 09:53 PM

12. Lovely

And, I have never used gouache, but I was competent in watercolor, deciding acrylics were more forgiving. Iíll have to try it. Maybe the best of both worlds?

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