Tuesday, February 26, 2013

woyww- wet on wet

My finished "wet on wet technique" drying on my desk.  The idea being you wet the paper and then add brushes of watercolour and see what happens.  An exercise to empty one's mind and go with the flow.  As you can see my mind was a pine forest. 

Most of my desk is covered by the painting board. But you can see my handy paper towel with gumnut motifs  (I often notice prints on paper towels when I visit woyww... strange I know!) and my bottle of water.  Bottled water is frowned on in our house.  But it has stopped me washing my watercolour brushes in my drink. 
Finally a pic of my craft room floor with kitty sound asleep with twitching paw. I hope to get around and visit a number of desks on woyww for a dose of inspiration.

41 comments:

  1. love your wet on wet painting it's fun to see what you'll end up with when your just relaxing
    hugs Nikki#9

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  2. Nice painting, kinda fun to try something new. I think I'll join kitty and be off to bed. Happy WOYWW #7

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  3. Hullo there Sandra,

    At last able to WOYWW again …Some lovely work going on here!

    Just loving the wet on wet - such mood indeed, very much of the Monet style.. now what to do next??
    Thanks so much for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #21

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  4. I'm glad i'm not the only one that dips the brushes in there drinks . I once put my paint brush in my cup of tea. Happy woyww Jill #22

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  5. The painting is really beautiful - a restful landscape of mind!
    Cute kitty :)
    Happy WOYWW!
    Tuire #3

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  6. Like the wet on wet technique
    Done the paint brush in the cup of tea as well
    Love the snoozy kitty
    Jackie 13

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  7. Aww look at him upside down, rub my belly time.. Love your pine forest it looks awesome..
    Happy WOYWW
    Sandy :) #5

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  8. Hi Sandra, I have not tried the wet on wet technique, looking forward to seeing your forest progress, it looks great already. Yes paint and drinking water.. not nice. Hugs Mo x

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  9. nice looking water color in progress. My husbands father was a master of watercolors! Love the kitty. Wonder what he was dreaming...prolly playing with a mouse or like my mighty hunters...crickets! Thanks for sharing. Vickie #39

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  10. I just love watching a cat sleep with a twitching paw.
    Love your wet on wet. That looks so misty - hope you are going to add to it, it would make a fabulous backdrop for some intense painting.
    Hugs, Neet xx 27

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  11. Just wonderful what you do have on your desk
    XOXO
    SanDee

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  12. your painting is fabulous!! have a great day, Helen 8

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  13. Your watercolour is amazing - so calming and serene. It's beautiful!
    One of my cats sleeps like that - it's so weird! *lol* Even stranger is when she flips the top half of her body right round to almost face in the opposite direction of her tail and hind legs.
    Your cat is adorable - so many kitties on or near desks this week - and I love seeing the photos of them all :)
    Have a wonderful WOYWW!
    Best wishes from Bubbles
    #14

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  14. your painting is fantastic and I would like to walk in you head. What a great way of clearing the mind and producing some wonderful art.
    Happy WOYWW hope you have a great day
    Ria #48

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  15. Love the wet on wet painting....will you paint on top when it's dry?
    Hugs,
    A x # 56

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  16. Ha i thought you were talking about the UK weather there, Sandra, although it's actually quite dry at the minute!!!!
    Love the look of your painting there, all soft and serene. I wondered the same as Annie, will you add to it or leave it all misty.
    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs Lisax #70

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  17. Twitching paw? Never mind that - what about the elastic hip bones!! You'd pay good money to be a grown up and that bendy!!
    I get the thing about kitchen roll motifs, all thse sort of details say a lot about our supermarket cultures dont you think. Love your wet on wet results, it's a bit of a leap of faith isn't it, letting the water do some of the painting for you. I don't have enough control in the dry; mine would end up as muddy puddles, for sure.

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  18. This looks really beautiful. Happy WOYWW

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  19. I love the watercolour pine trees they look fantastic, what a handsome cat you have there. Thanks for sharing Tracy #72

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  20. You do wonder how cats an be so utterly comatose when in a position like that!! They know they're cool even when asleep :)
    And your watercolours are fab, you've got the knack of getting that dreamy, wistful look just right....
    Your drinking bottle will save many a slip twist cup and lip.....sorry, old saying there!!
    Hugs, LLJ 38 xxx

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  21. The wet on wet pine forest looks lovely - such a soft effect. But my vote today goes to the superstar kitty on the floor -my ginger fuball is currently snoring with his nose pressed to the very hot radiator :-)

    Happy WOYWW

    Deb s#95

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  22. The pine forest looks lovely and I really like the idea of the technique you used! He, he it can happen that the brushes get put into the water you drink - happened to me too!
    Lots of hugs,
    Cardarian

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  23. I do love the way animals twitch their paws when asleep :0)
    Great water colour work - really Inspiring x
    Happy WOYWW Heather #85

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  24. Super forest there, great work with that technique. Thanks for visiting me, BJ #58

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  25. Lovely looking workspace and your artwork is awesome..Happy WOYWW Gill x #104

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  26. That is a beautiful canvas, a soft misty forest. Never tried that technique, must have a go. Thank you fro sharing it with us. xx Maggie #15

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  27. wow, love the water color, and the striped water bottle. Your kitty looks a little stressed though, needs to be more relaxed! lol Thanks so much for visiting my desk today!! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

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  28. My Gran has been playing with wet on wet recently so it is great to see someone else having a go. The pine trees look wonderful and your kitty is cute! Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Mr Linky has disappeared from Julia's blog, but I was somewhere around #65! Caro x

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  29. So lovely to see this watercolour effect! So delicate and fun by the looks of it! Yours is the first blog I have come across using stretched paper, I haven't used masking tape before though! I have just stretched some cartridge paper and hopefully will get a chance to play....sometime this year! maybe using your technique if I have any watercolour paints left!!!! TFS!

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  30. Thanks for your visit, Your kitty is too cute, and that water coloured forest is beautiful.
    Happy WOYWW
    Hugz Minxy #2

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  31. What a wonderful way to play! I'm just starting to play with water colors, I'll have to give this a try. Love your kitty! Happy WOYWW! Nan #1

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  32. Hi Sandra,
    The watercolour looks SUPER! Love the colours and the muted effect. Gorgeous!
    And kitty is cute, as always!
    I'm late this week and there's really nothing happening, anyway.
    RosA # 155

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  33. Your kitty on the floor is much more interesting than my pile 0' scraps :) And the paiting is stunning. So so pretty.

    Happy WOYWW

    MA (4)

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  34. Oooh great picture - I love playing with water colours as it is so relaxing isnt it. Thanks for visiting me :)

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  35. With "scrap" cardboard or packaging (which other people would put straight in the recycling bin) I just automatically think "Cuttlebug". But I understand how you would think about decorating the top. I have resisted the urge to do that because all boxes must be able to be piled on top of each other:) As a matter of fact, DH just went past and said "What are you doing with all those Earl Grey boxes?" Answer: "Well there's stuff in them all, of course". Really! There's only four of them piled on top of each other!
    RosA

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  36. i love playing with wet on wet - you get such amazing, unexpected results! and what a beautiful (if inelegant...) kitty - s/he won't thank you for that shot... :)
    sorry it's taken me so long to reply... but i'm here now :)
    happy belated WOYWW and have a great week!
    no. 6

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  37. This is such an amazing technique on this painting! Love your neat work space, too. Have a great weekend! ^_^

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  38. Your canvas is so beautiful, Sandra! And so is your puddy tat!! Thanks for coming by to see me earlier ~ I'm really late getting around the WOYWW hop! Enjoy the rest of your week! Darnell #34

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  39. That is so beautiful the way it just appears. I think I need to try that, my mind is scattered all over the place at the moment. Think it's all the rain we've been having.
    Have a great week, sorry I'm late, one of those weekends.
    Von #75

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  40. Your painting looks amazing.
    Thanks for visiting my desk
    Kyla #22

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  41. Very beautiful painting! And your cute kittie seems to have a good time by herself! ;)

    Hugs
    Susan

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