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Where Tall Reeds Rustle
By Virtuella   |   Watch
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Published: January 18, 2018
© 2018 - 2019 Virtuella
Watercolour painting
I only used two different pigments for this painting: ultramarine and burnt sienna.
Image size
5082x3708px 9.25 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
NIKON
Model
COOLPIX S3600
Shutter Speed
10/100 second
Aperture
F/3.7
Focal Length
5 mm
ISO Speed
400
Date Taken
Jan 18, 2018, 6:16:25 PM
Software
COOLPIX S3600V1.0
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kuopansetae's avatar
Great piece, impressively done with only 2 colors! Also, really like how you've created the reflections on the water :)
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VirtuellaHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! I am rather pleased with this myself. The reflections were done with a wax reserve.
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I voted for this in the best of January poll. Amazing what can be done with 2 colors.
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VirtuellaHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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verda83Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful painting Virtuella.

Classic mix masterfyully painted, and great use of natural white of paper.
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VirtuellaHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. Praise from you means a lot to me!
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PilarErikaHobbyist General Artist
I like it!  :)
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VirtuellaHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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PilarErikaHobbyist General Artist
:)
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ChIandra4U General Artist
Great graduations of those 2 pigments.
I love the reflection of light in the water.
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VirtuellaHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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ChIandra4U General Artist
My pleasure
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Dreagthe General Artist
Great capture of the glare. :)
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VirtuellaHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. I used wax resist.
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Dreagthe General Artist
Ah. That’s my fav technique nowadays also. Sometimes mixed with turpentine. :)
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VirtuellaHobbyist Traditional Artist
Ooh, I've not tried that; what does that do?
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Dreagthe General Artist
I crumble tea candle wax into some mineral turpentine and then you can paint it on as a resist. You don't need an awful lot of wax. Remember to wash your brushes with detergent afterwards. You can't get it back off the paper, so be prepared for that.
I use a combination of drawing with the wax, using it crumbled, and using it with turpentine. Another fun thing to do is to let turps and metho (alcohol) fight it out in a wet wash.
Start small and experiment. Have fun!
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VirtuellaHobbyist Traditional Artist
That sounds good. The problem I have with just using the wax candle is the lack of control. This might help.
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Dreagthe General Artist
Great! I’m keen to see how it goes. :)
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VirtuellaHobbyist Traditional Artist
Need to get turps first.
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EloeElweHobbyist Traditional Artist
A classic combo my mom taught me to use.
Well done!
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VirtuellaHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Sara-Arasteh Traditional Artist
Nice!!
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VirtuellaHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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