Wednesday, January 18, 2017

woyww - painting set up


 Not much changes week to week at my desk so I thought I would show you a close up of my painting set up.  Plate, plastic water containers, paint tin and plate cover all purchased from the 2 dollar shop which means I can save my money for Daniel Smith w/c and really good w/c  paper.   I used to use up rolls of paper towel with every painting.  Now I only use a couple of sheets wrapped around a toilet roll which absorbs most of the moisture when I wipe the brush.  This means I only have to change the paper roll when it starts to look really bad.  I generally put out the w/c I am going to use around the plate  and mix the colours on the open space.  Leaving the unecessary colours in the tin (with the lid closed) stops me trying every colour in the one painting.  A fairly simple system that seems to be working for me.


Finally a big pic of the cupcake.  Really pleased how all the different textures turned out
Have a great woyww week.

25 comments:

  1. Hi Sandra, no Woyww for me. (Although I did a quick post the other day.) Had to go to town today, the best part being the train which was chilled to a very pleasant temperature.
    I liked seeing your w/c set up and the cup cake is absolutely super! Would make a lovely card!

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  2. Wow your cup cake looks so real...amazing. Beginning to wish I'd not shared my painting efforts this week now....all I will say is the kids will love them but nothing near your standard.
    Hugs,
    Annie x

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  3. Well that cupcake looks good enough to eat and well done on saving money on the disposable items like plates and trays

    Happy WOYWW

    Kathyk
    #11

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  4. Oh wow, yep that does look good enough to eat! That is really stunning and I am in awe, really love the understated colours and beautiful texture you have achieved. I love the little systems we have to keep us under control - mine aren't working so well which is why I end up with so much product out on the table I can't find anything! Happy WOYWW, Thank you for your earlier visit. Cindy x

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  5. Wow, I can't believe how realistic that cup cake looks. Happy WOYWW Sarah #29

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  6. Hi sandra, had to smile at your solution for 'trying everything'. Wonderful texture in the cake. Great solution using pound/dollar store basics, I try to do that too. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #5 XxX

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  7. Oh my goodness, how real is that cake - the blueberry is amazing and the sponge texture is so realistic it's making my mouth water! I love the delicate colour palette and like the idea of putting out only the paints you will use - I'm one for dipping into everything if it's out!
    Thanks so much for stopping by earlier, I hope you have good week,
    Diana #20

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  8. Oh my, that's stunning, Sandra! So real, and scrumptious, looking - my mouth is watering :) I'll be using your tip on wrapping paper towel round a toilet roll inner next time I get my water colours out. Thanks for dropping in and leaving a comment earlier. Have a great week. Elizabeth x #21

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  9. can I have one please
    Forgot it was wednesday!!!

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  10. Wow...that looks so real, I scrolled down to see the real one. can bearly tell the difference. I'd choose yours, I need the no calorie version. You do fabulous work.
    Thanks for the visit, have a fun day and a lovely week.

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  11. Really, really good. So lifelike! Good that you can cut costs on some things to spend on the things that really matter.

    Have a great WOYWW
    Sharon K #37

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  12. Gorgeous cupcake. I can almost taste it! Happy WOYWW! Sez X #42

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  13. wow that looks good enough to eat!!! Glad you found a system that works for you

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  14. Wow - that cupcake is amazing - you are very talented! Thanks for sharing, Lindart #47

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  15. You're a watercolour genius!! How can you possibly get the paper wrapper so ..well.. papery? And the cake so cakey and the cream so squidgy and the blueberry so blueberryrryryry? That would make such a great card!
    See you in a couple of weeks,
    HUgs, LLJ 17 xxxx

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  16. Hi Sandra De, That cupcake is good enough to eat. I would love to have your skill.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sue #22

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  17. Yum, Sandra, that's making me feel hungry. It's beautiful. No desk from me sadly again this week, having to work full time at the minute so not much time to do anything else. Hopefully back next week.
    Hope you have a great week.
    Hugs Lisax

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  18. Sandra this is gorgeous enough to eat! You are very clever. Thanks for the visit to mine and have a great woyww, Angela x 9

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  19. that cupcake looks even better in close up! I wish I had even a teeny bit of your talent! Happy WOYWW Helen #2

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  20. Your painting of the cake is truly wonderful! What I envy about watercolour artists is that they don't need many supplies at all. While I overfill the whole house with my art supplies, you make masterpieces with just a handful of paint pans! Thanks so much for visiting earlier! zsuzsa #14

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  21. That cup cake is amazing! I sometimes feel a bit overwhelmed by all the stuff I have. Said I wasn't buying much this time but I did. Thanks for visiting me. Anne x #18

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  22. I'd love to eat the cupcake please... it looks so real.. and tempting.. yum!


    Have a lovely week x
    Erika (#6)

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  23. Hi there. Finally made it to peek at your desk this week. Fantastic painting. Well done.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #1

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  24. OMG! Love that cupcake...fantastic! I think the way you organize your water colors is awesome too! Sorry I am so late getting around but...I made it!!! Have a great week and thanks for stopping by my desk earlier! Vickie #54

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