Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Flat and done!

It helped leaving my brushes and paints and stuff on the kitchentable! 


As we say here in Sweden: "Med hjärtat i halsgropen" 
(with the heart in my throat) I wet the entire painting completely and 
          I put it between two flat pieces of glas/plastic-board to dry flat. 
The painting was NOT flat before  this so I had to try this. I was affraid
 that I would  make the colour, especially the paynes grey float 
around the paper. But I like the result. I helped it along a bit
with putting a piece of strong paper between the plastic/glas-board
(on the backside of the painting!) to soak up the remaining water.
I´m satisfied with the result. Hope you like it too!

So happy that you wanted to stop by my blogg!
Wellcome back!

20 comments:

  1. Félicitations, chère Catharina.
    Je suis heureux de voir ta nouvelle peinture.
    Bisous :)

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  2. Ciao Catharina,
    bel lavoro, rende vita al soggetto ! Bello"
    Ciao, ciao, Floriana

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    1. Thank you for the visit Floriana :)

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  3. Hi Catharina, so lovely to see you painting again! I feel that I have let my painting fall by the wayside lately so you have inspired me. You've done a lovely job with the red capsicum!

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    1. Thanks for your visit Wendy and hope that I inspire you to paint some more too.

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  4. Catharina thank you for your recent visit to my blog and for your comments. I greatly appreciate it.
    Your watercolour is lovely. The reflections work very nicely.
    For flattening the painting i just spray mist the back of the artwork and then sandwich it between two hard surfaces such as a table top and a board. I then put all those art books i never read anymore on top as weights. Overnight should suffice. This way you won't risk those lovely colours running. Hope you are having a beautiful painting day. Blessings, Ross.

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  5. You painting is lovely Catharina. May I recommend this video on stretching a watercolour painting. :)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3D5evJYtmA

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    1. Thank you Ingrid I will have a look!

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  6. It's great to see you painting again Catharina, it's been far too long. ;-)
    This is very good and I'm glad you succeeded in flattening it. Great work!!

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    1. I HOPE I can stay with it John. My trick right now is to leave all the things on my kitchentable. I can´t leave it there for ever, but maybe a little now and then. Thank you for coming by!

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  7. thank you for visiting and commenting on my paintings. Your paintings are lovely. Watercolor is such a challenge;i just can't get over the ability to paint over mistakes and the freedom acrylics give me. I suppose it is because i am an impulsive emotional painter. Happy painting.

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    1. I am also impulsive when painting so I destroy alot of the paintings. It´s hard to stop in time!
      Thank you Cathy.

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  8. Hi Catharina:) You did not destroyed it all! On the contrary. You made a beautiful painting. I'm glad it worked out. You have to try it all before you can say: I tried it all :) Hugs:)xxx

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    1. Thank you Renate! I´m glad it succeded.

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  9. Beautiful painting with oh so difficult watercolor.
    I am so glad to see you visiting, so glad to visit you back. So glad to share the joy of painting and blogging.

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    1. It is difficult Irina. I´m struggling! Thank you :)

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  10. Un resultado muy bello y sugerente. Enhorabuena! Un abrazo.

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