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Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Three Figs on a Dish

Yesterday I tried pastels and acrylics on the fireworks painting.I found that I did'nt like using them ,especially the feeling of powder on my fingers.I also found I did'nt have as much control with this medium as I do with acrylics.
Today I did a quick study in watercolour and its a whole different ball game!! I've had this set of watercolours for about fifteen years ,I did use it but did'nt really take to it as I have acrylics.I certainly will persevere with watercolours as there are some inspiring watercolour artists out there ,such as Kathy Los-Rathburn and Nora Mcphail whose style I absolutely love.I also love the  poetic florals by Sidmar.

13 comments:

  1. Do you think we will ever stop exploring? I hope not! Lovely painting!

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  2. Wow - this is a departure for you, but appropriate for the new year. I LOVE it Azra! Those strokes on the fig in the background perfectly suggest its shape, and the colors and motif on the plate - beautifully done. I'm so impressed! I hope you do more watercolor this year...

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  3. That is so true about the pastels on your fingers! I end up being so irritated by it and feeling rather messy. Explore on!

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  4. Beautiful work in watercolors Azra and I like the colors too. Changing mediums helps to boost the creativity.Happy painting.

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  5. This is lovely and the colours are beautiful. Maybe watercolours suits you after all :)

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  6. I like the almost abstract look of this watercolor Azra. I too admire the watercolorists you mentioned. They are an inspiration.

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  7. Beautiful and very delicate , love these soft colors! I never tried pastels, but I think everything must be tried out, and one day I will try them too. Hmmm... could be the next christmas gift :-)

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  8. It is fun to try new mediums occasionally. I admire your curiosity and creativity. You did a beautiful job using water colors, Azra. Very nice, expressive brushstrokes!

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  9. I love that you are exploring different mediums, Azra. You have me itching to try my hand at watercolors. Very pretty painting!

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  10. Hey! Thank you for the wonderful compliment! I really appreciate it. I've been working with watercolour for 12 years and a few years ago I started working with oil... but I'm very happy to be back with watercolour. It's soooo awesome! Way more 'scary'!
    Cheers,
    Nora MacPhail

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  11. Glad to see you try water colors and you did a great job.. the fear of failing has to be conquered to try new mediums and I have been trying to do that all the time!

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  12. This is great! Loving the colours and the strokes show form, shape and depth very well.

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  13. Thankyou so much ladies and gentleman!! I am blessed to recieve all this encouragement! Its certainly incentive to keep going.

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