ERASER – ISM , or in this case SCRAPER – ISM, paintings by Dianne Longson

We have had a lot of fun doing paintings by scraping out. With Acrylics we use a white vinyl eraser ( preparing the surface by under-painting with titanium white). With Watercolors we use a cut up credit card) preparing the surface by under-painting with gum arabic before painting). Tony O’


Hi Tony, you may recall I painted a successful Aspen grove with watercolour and gum Arabic as taught by you.
I came across these grasses lit by the sun and thought this subject worked well too.
Do I need to do some more touch up painting on the grasses that I made with a credit card? It was such fun doing.
Happy St Paddy’s Day to you from one of your followers.
Best, Dianne Longson
On Sun, 18 Mar 2018 11:51:27 -0700, Dianne Longson wrote: Thanks so much for the feedback. Of course, you may post it on your website with my full name. I am on Instagram(paintings only) as: dblongsonartist. My photography website needs to be updated to include paintings so not relevant at the moment. FYI – www.diannelongsonphotography.com Your encouragement means a lot. Stay well, Dianne

Reflections Sailboat Mirror Studies

People have asked if reflections should be longer, shorter, or the same as the actual object. The annoying answer is “It depends.” I made a little sailboat (about 3 inches high) by carving a white vinyl eraser and making a sail by cutting a credit card, painting it white and drawing a curve with a sharpie. I placed the model on a hand mirror and took some shots. I have done the same thing with toys of animals, people, etc. I like to make little quick model set-ups to study such problems, including light, shadow, etc.  As you can see, the height of the reflection depends on the angle of the object vs. the mirror surface. The same thing applies to mountains or trees along a lake edge.

Italian Village Composite Watercolour GALLERY CP Demo 2 Of 3 {May 1 2017}

I’m going to re-do this one as soon as I can – It was a real quick and dirty demo and looks like it. I will leave it up for a couple of weeks as people requested. The process is more or less valid. Video follows. T

Italian Village Composite Watercolor GALLERY CP Demo 3 Of 3 {May 1 2017}

I’m going to re-do this one as soon as I can – It was a real quick and dirty demo and looks like it. I will leave it up for a couple of weeks as people requested. The process is more or less valid. Video follows. T

 

Still Lake Reflections Watercolor Demo {Nov 2016}

https://vimeo.com/190479147This is a little demonstration I did in Nov 2016.

Still Lake Reflections Watercolor Demo (3 video segments) {Nov 2016}

FOREST-STREAM-FALLS ACRYLIC INTRO – SHADBOLT (TAS Jun 8, 2016)

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‘Eraser -ism’ Rocky Cliff Cove ACRYLIC 1 OF 4 Underpainting And Eraser Rocks {TAS Apr 28 2016}

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