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Saturday, 7 May 2011

MCC Colouring 101 Wk 1 - Water Based Markers & Watercolours

My final experiments for the first week. It is not always that I use the same images as Glenda - but if I have the stamp I do, or I use something very similar from Glenda's range of stamps (formerly Elusive Images & now Chocolate Baroque).  In days gone by artists served their apprenticeships mixing paints for & copying their "Master" & we often see paintings designated "In the school of.............". Why should learning to colour stamps be different? Understanding what I am doing & being able to copy an example is what I have hankered after for some time & Glenda's course via My Creative Classroom is certainly filling a huge gap for me.

The above is a first for me as I have never used the proper artists pans of watercolours prior to this - not even as a child can I remember doing so.

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GinaA said...

Hi Paula, love this stamp. My favourites of these are no's 2&3, the green/brown with the watercolours. But cant choose between the dry/wet, they are both lovely.
No.4, done with H2O's has a great mother of pearl effect. What a brilliant idea, I may have a go with these.

Lorraine said...

oh wow your colouring is so beautiful huni its amazing how real you make your work look i love it you have a real talent here xx

Debgem said...

Paula - this looks like a really interesting course. I must check out the MCC courses again - I think this one might be fun for me. I love what you're doing - the shading on the mushrooms in your earlier post is wonderful. Have fun!!

xxxtglxxx said...

I love the H20's one Paula - even on the picture the pearl shimmer looks so effective :)

Its great watching your progress and experimentation - just like your blog title suggests :)

Have a great week,



~ Ali Watson ~ said...

Can you guess which is my fav yup it the H2Os :D. this sounds like a fabby course to be on and must take a proper look at your post at the weekend when i have more time. don't want to miss a single word. Take care lovely lady and keep up the good work. Catch up soon

ali x

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

I so enjoy looking at your experiments. I really like the way #3 came out with the greens being more pronounced when it was dry.