Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Two New Watercolors

... or rather, one new watercolor, and an old one which I just got around to framing. 
 This city street is the newer painting. I tried something new for the frame, first painting it white and then brushing it with gold Rub'n'buff. Unless the frame is in sunlight, the metallic is very difficult to see. Otherwise, it really looks more like an aged, grey-brown finish. I liked the effect for this painting, but don't think I'll use this finish very often.
This portrait is one that I did about a year ago. Unfortunately, I used the wrong type of tape around the edges, and the background bled terribly. I stuck it in a box with a few other problematic paintings, and promptly forgot about it! When I I found it again, I really liked the dark frame, but the bleeding showed, and there was no space for a mat which might have covered it up. I had to use a bit of paint to salvage that white border, but I'm very happy with the way it finally turned out!


  1. Both paintings are beautiful. I love the frame on the top picture it suits the picture perfect.
    Hugs Maria

  2. I like the scene in the first one, but I am a sucker when it comes to anything architectural! The frame and mat look great. Nice Job.

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