Monday, May 19, 2008

pouring demo continued









This week I've continued getting ready for my pouring demonstration. Here are pours 2, 3 and 4. Each time I mask a little more using pebeo drawing gum. If you haven't used it... use only old, cheap brushes and the gum ruins them. Don't use natural bristles... they really get messed up in a hurry. I first dip the brush in dawn dishwashing liquid, wipe off the excess, then into the masking fluid. I like the pebeo because it's grey... I can see where I put it. I've also posted a photo of the tray I pour into and you can see the bottles I use... some I buy, some I get from friends who dye their hair. I also pulled some prints this week but haven't photographed them yet. I'll post them when I do. They're the first I've done and I'm quite thrilled with them


5 comments:

Shez said...

I've got my coffee, and sitting up front. These last examples show me so much more of the method, and I finally understand what you are doing, and why it takes so long. I had no idea what was involved.I now see why these look so special. Two people could be given the same images, and palette, and directions, and never come close to what the other has done. It's very individual. I luv that!!! The grey color masking helps so much to show the steps. Thanks Helen,the pictures help so much to explain. Is this a technique that you have come up with yourself, or expanded one for your purposes??
Shez

Joan said...

Helen, That looks like a good sized pan for this. Using the hair dye bottles is a good idea. You can probably control the color better that way than just pouring from a cup. Did you learn pouring on your own or did you take lessons from someone? While I was taking a class last year, Jean Grastoff was doing a pouring class in the next room. I kept peeking in to see what they were doing. It was so interesting! But I learned it is definitely not easy. I'll be back....

Helen Percy Lystra said...

Sharron and Joan, I'm glad you're both enjoying this... you're right Sharron, no two will ever be alike even using the same triad. I followed a link on wetcanvas the first time I tried this.... was intriqued. Then I saw a demonstration in real life and decided to start experimenting. Linda Kemp's "Watercolor, painting outside the lines" is the first book I read on it... Jean Grastoff's book came out after I'd been experimenting for awhile and she had some wonderful information. Eventually, I developed my own way of doing it which is something I think we all do anyway don't we.

Casey said...

Your work is amazing and inspiring! It's very generous of you to post such a great tutorial of your method!

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