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Color Play

"Fantasy, if it's really convincing can't become dated
for the simple reason that it represents a flight
into a dimension that lies beyond the reach of time.
~ Walt Disney

8x10" Clairefontaine watercolor pad 

The idea is to paint without lines, other than those dividing the page, using my little travel watercolors and a brush. I've been practicing with a #8 pointed round brush for a few weeks, trying to get the feel of it, what I can do with it, how to do circles, squares, triangles, curves, how much water to leave on the brush, how to make the paint transparent or translucent, blending colors, mixing colors, I'm trying to learn everything by leaving just the brush as a constant. It's definitely easier to draw lines in pencil and just fill them in. But why not enjoy a challenge?

I'm working in an . This is my first experience with a pad glued at all sides; to release the paper you slide a sharp knife between the page and the remainder of the pad. The paper stays perfectly flat while working, and you can leave it on the pad until dry if you aren't doing another page that day. It's a joy to work with this paper and the pad is a bonus.

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Reader Comments (5)

Congrats, Tammy, on finishing your chalenge month!!!! Whoo-Hoo!!!! It was a joy to follow your progress this month. Hugs, Terri xoxo

It has been a pleasure seeing your creations for AEDM! Congrats on making it through the month. I've loved all of your creations and have to tell you that this is my favorite for the month!

12.1.2009 | Unregistered CommenterVerna

Tammy, Love the colors and the way you worked your shapes! Great hand control! You are doing a super job with the monthly challenge and the ones you self-impose!! Kudos- girl :D

12.1.2009 | Unregistered CommenterEden

I've enjoyed meeting you this AEDM and being inspired by your work. Have fun with photoshop.


12.2.2009 | Unregistered CommenterSue

It has been an extreme pleasure to travel on this AEDM journey with you this year. This is a beautiful piece to end this months work! Very celebrational in it's presentation! I hope you learned even half as much as I did about my art and myself during this past month. I will continue to visit your blog in the coming months just to see where your journey is taking you! Good luck to you and blessings to all that you love!

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