Wednesday 12 June 2019

Two Paintings In One

Double Jeopardy
Every now and then I like to create two paintings on the same piece of paper. It saves time, paper and water because I soak my watercolour paper in a water tray before taping it to the board to dry and stretch. It may be a time saver, but working like has risks. I must be very careful to protect the half I am not working on from moisture and paint. Thankfully Scotch Magic Tape is brilliant for masking watercolour paper without overly-damaging the paper underneath. Fortunately the tape also adheres to the plastic sheet I use to mask larger areas, which means I can fix the sheet in place and seal all the edges so there is little chance of water encroaching onto the painting.

This message is not sponsored by Scotch Magic Tape, although I wouldn't mind if it was (they could pay in rolls of tape).

Here are the finished 'The Wind In The Willows' illustrations:
'Walking Through The Village'watercolour and gouache
24 x 31cm
'Heard The News?'
watercolour and gouache
24 x 31cm


Tammie Lee said...

Pinterest sent me an email suggesting that I would like your art. They were right!
I look forward to strolling through your blog. Nice to know about this tape, thank you for sharing that.

Your are is magical with beautiful light. Amazing that you do this with watercolor. Such a joy to see the few pieces I have just seen.

Chris Dunn said...

Thank you Tammie Lee, and thanks to Pinterest!


I really admire the illustrations you've created. They're unique, expresses personality, and have individuality.

Darlene Goodwin said...

Where I live in southern Alberta, Canada, the moles have taken over large areas of our yard and farmland, making quite a mess of things, including uprooting the new trees we planted down the lane. I expect some could well be hankering for a new home but rest assured, they seem to have found the right part of the province in which to relocate. Mole is delightful. Good thing, too. Mole's image is imprinted on my brain when I stand with hands on hips, surveying the many subdivisions in our mole community. I am hard pressed to permanently rid ourselves of these little creatures when I think of how they must squint when faced with the sunlight or how they need to don the eye glasses to see where the heck they are. Sigh. I have you to thank for this. You and Mole. I won't tell the neighbours. I do not think they would submit to the charm of Mole in the same way I have.