Mother Asleep -(150413)- Watercolour Paint/Canvas by paulramnora

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DATE: Tuesday 16th April 2013
MEDIUM: Watercolour Paint + Back of artists brush, first, dipped in paint; then, being dragged along canvas to make marks just like a pencil does.
DESCRIPTION: Mother asleep, I just wanted to see if it would be possible to very quickly capture her onto a small size canvas: 12 inch x 6 inch approx.

NAME: Paul Ramnora
AGE: 51
LOCATION: UK/London (born/brought up/living)
INTERESTS: General Art(s), General Computing/Programming, General Education/-etc.
LEARNING DISABLITIES: ADD/Attention Deficit Disorder, AS/Aspergers Syndrome
NOTE: I’m mostly a self-taught artist. I like all arts: drawing/painting/sculpting/origami/writing/-etc.

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  • Karen Gingell
    Karen Gingellalmost 2 years ago

    Expressive work – like your technique with the paint I will give it a try – gives it that strong feeling you get in drawings

  • I can’t paint…just a total complete ‘beginner’…never really learned the proper techniques. When a real painter paints…they know how to, first, properly prime the canvas by coating it all over with a layer of, maybe, linseed oil; then, they start to add paint…adding further and further touches…very slowly, building up each layer to go on top one one another…until when the final layer is all done. The end result is every drop of paint is carefully ‘blended’ in with all of the rest; this makes the work look totally ‘smooth’ in finish! Me, what I tend to do, instead is…buy really cheap £1.00 canvas that is, already, pre-primed/with really cheap £1.00 paints…that won’t even last over time…because they are not ‘artist quality’ paints?! Buy really cheap brushes also cosing £1.00; which is, again, not guaranteed to last very long; in fact, usually with one use their all done…with hairs having fallen out going all over the place! Then, I just pour out some paint from the tube onto some cardboard; there’s no careful ‘mixing’…as I don’t really know how to mix paint?! Instead, I use the paint pure…stick either the hair end of the brush/or else, the back stick end of the brush…in the paint…then, just try slapping it on from there; meaning, basically, use the brush to ‘draw’ with just as if it were a ‘pencil/pen’…; of course, I end up leaving loads of empty ‘white space’ gaps showing everywhere…because I’m NOT practicing ‘painting’ at all/just doing what is my usual ‘drawing’. Not too sure, if I would ever have enough time and patience to learn how to paint proper…??? Then, again, who knows….maybe, I’ll learn it one day/then, again, maybe, not?!

    – paulramnora

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