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Practicing wet into wet 20070928

Last night I was bored and wide awake and so I grabbed my paints. I spent some time practicing wet-into-wet and blotting/lifting/spreading colour.

I need to practice a lot more!

I am still trying to work out how to do something like this - I have no idea how they make the dark lines and blended colours look like that...

Can anyone help me out? ;-p

Moleskine pocket watercolour ('NOT' w.c. paper), Windsor & Newton Cotman watercolours.
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Blank page/canvas/paper

"Just slap anything on when you see a blank canvas staring you in the face like some imbecile. You don't know how paralyzing that is, that stare of a blank canvas is, which says to the painter, You can't do a thing. The canvas has an idiotic stare and mesmerises some painters so much that they turn into idiots themselves. Many painters are afraid in front of the blank canvas, but the blank canvas is afraid of the real, passionate painter who dares and who has broken the spell of 'you can't' once and for all."
-Vincent van Gogh
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Cool online painting app!

Someone on EDM (Anita) just pointed us at a cool flash web app for painting - for those times when running photoshop is not ideal. It works great with my wacom pen/tablet - and might be a way for me to play with that and so practice using it!

Speaking of my wacom tablet, it seems to have a patch in the centre of the tablet surface that is worn/scratched. I need to come up with a way of mending it or working around it because the pen catches on it as does the wacom mouse which I use all day every day.

ETA: Putting a piece of paper over it works!
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