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Where Tall Reeds Rustle by Virtuella Where Tall Reeds Rustle by Virtuella
Watercolour painting
I only used two different pigments for this painting: ultramarine and burnt sienna.
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kuopansetae Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2018
Great piece, impressively done with only 2 colors! Also, really like how you've created the reflections on the water :)
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Virtuella Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! I am rather pleased with this myself. The reflections were done with a wax reserve.
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Bigsteel Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018
I voted for this in the best of January poll. Amazing what can be done with 2 colors.
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Virtuella Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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verda83 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful painting Virtuella.

Classic mix masterfyully painted, and great use of natural white of paper.
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Virtuella Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. Praise from you means a lot to me!
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PilarErika Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I like it!  :)
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Virtuella Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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PilarErika Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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ChIandra4U Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2018   General Artist
Great graduations of those 2 pigments.
I love the reflection of light in the water.
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Virtuella Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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ChIandra4U Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2018   General Artist
My pleasure
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Dreagthe Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2018   General Artist
Great capture of the glare. :)
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Virtuella Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. I used wax resist.
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Dreagthe Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2018   General Artist
Ah. That’s my fav technique nowadays also. Sometimes mixed with turpentine. :)
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Virtuella Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ooh, I've not tried that; what does that do?
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Dreagthe Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2018   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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Virtuella Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018  Hobbyist 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 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018   General Artist
Great! I’m keen to see how it goes. :)
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Virtuella Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Need to get turps first.
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EloeElwe Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A classic combo my mom taught me to use.
Well done!
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Virtuella Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Sara-Arasteh Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2018   Traditional Artist
Nice!!
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Virtuella Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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RainyGreenTrabant Featured By Owner Edited Jan 18, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
THis is Miraculous !!!!!  I'm crazy for lake-scenery with lots of reed and Bulrush [I think they call it....In Romanian it's called "Papura" :)))  ]!
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Virtuella Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! I confess I am rather pleased with it myself.
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RainyGreenTrabant Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Me too....And It can be sensed from the painting by the energy and colours, textures that it's giving off !!!!
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Virtuella Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, thank you so much. While I was painting it, I had to walk away from it a few times because I was feart I would ruin it somehow...
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RainyGreenTrabant Featured By Owner Edited Jan 18, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
That's what I constantly do with my drawings....I leaved it to the next day when I get a better perspective on it...I repeat the process Until I don't see that many mistakes and bad stuff about it .....The idea is that I look at it a lot during a day and on another day I see what I didnt see the previous day....
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Virtuella Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sounds like a good process.
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RainyGreenTrabant Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Yeah...seems it's the way to go so that's why  I'm saying I totally get you !
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Virtuella Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:) Wouldn't be the first time we're on the same wavelength! We're probably related and just don't know about it.
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