17 Aug 2016

At the moment I am only painting with water colours I can do these sitting down, for acrylics I like to stand and at the moment I am not allowed to stand for long.  I am looking forward to recovering fully after my major op so that I can paint in acrylics again.   I have found that painting with water colours on canvas is very interesting the way it performs and blends and if I put too much on I quickly dab it of before it dries.  I can also get more layers than I could on paper.

It's fascinating and great fun.

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Comment by KC Cooke on September 6, 2016 at 6:56am
Glad to hear you are recovering, Pauline, and perhaps the medium change is a great tool for learning and observing. We just never know when or from where our inspirations flow!
Comment by Pauline Abbott on August 26, 2016 at 12:19am
Hi Wendy, thank you for your good wishes, yes I have posted my water colours.
Comment by Wenda Spooner on August 25, 2016 at 4:28pm

hi Pauline! praying for your full recovery. glad you are comfortable enough to practice with your water colors. it is good to keep in shape. have you posted your water colors?

Comment by Karen Ilari on August 18, 2016 at 8:28am

Sending you happy thoughts for a speedy recovery Pauline! Sounds like the perfect time to do some miniatures!  I sit down when I paint acrylics or anything for that matter. I find it helps me settle and concentrate better. I use a full length mirror leaning against a chair behind me so that I can turn around and see the painting in the mirror - this is like being able to step back, gives you a kind of distance perspective to the painting.

Watercolors are fun, too! :)

Take Care

Comment by Sarah Irland on August 17, 2016 at 11:13am

Hi Pauline.  Hope you are back on your feet soon.  Good to hear you are painting again!

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