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albatroxx22 by Janie-G albatroxx22 by Janie-G
A seascape in watercolour.Thanks to my dear friend Yanna who ownes the painting.
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Ithilloth Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014   General Artist
Your watercolors are amazing! :heart: I love how you play with textures and techniques and enhance what is the most interesting about the topic you are painting. 

If you care for a friendly advice - it's very thoughtful to put a watermark, but I noticed on some of your artworks the default DeviantArt watermark isn't clearly visible. If you have some time, I would advice to create your own watermark and add it in digital processing of the scanned artwork, you can put it in a place where your name is better visible and doesn't spoil the general reception of the artwork.
Here are some tutorials on watermarking: katolin.deviantart.com/art/Wat… eliseenchanted.deviantart.com/…
Hope it helps :)
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Janie-G Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
Thank you that's very helpful. The watermark issue's been a problem for some time and I haven't got around to solving it. Much appreciated advice and thanks for the kind comment as well. :)
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:iconithilloth:
Ithilloth Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014   General Artist
I'm happy it could be of some help, you're most welcome :)
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nes-thirteen Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
Did you use salt in the sky?
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:iconjanie-g:
Janie-G Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
I don't think I did use salt. It was probably done by splattering paint from a toothbrush on top of the sky wash. I might have used salt on parts of the wave though.
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nes-thirteen Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
This is a wonderful wet-on-wet technique. I'd like to try something like this... maybe add some more colour or do a greener version!!
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Janie-G Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
Thank you for the comment. I'd say "Go for it" and try it out, see what happens. :nod:
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fridaythe13th Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
this is absolutely beautiful! inspiring, in fact =)
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Janie-G Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
Wow thanks!:)
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Nifrodel Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009
Hallo, I've featured your art
in my journal: [link]
Many greetings :wave:
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:iconjanie-g:
Janie-G Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009
Thank you so much! That's a very very lovely feature and I'm honoured to be chosen amongst such wonderful artists. :hug:
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Nifrodel Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009
You are very welcome :thanks:
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sanderus Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007
Essence of great watercolour painting!
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Janie-G Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007
Thank you very much! Coming from you, that's a real compliment. I love your work. :)
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Iriesurfinchick Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2007
breathtaking, your work is amazing
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Janie-G Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2007
Wow, thanks! :hug:
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Iriesurfinchick Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2007
your welcome
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AmberSunset Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007   Photographer
Gorgeous!! Another beauty of yours!
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Janie-G Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2007
Thank you. It was an experiment and I added the bird later.
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AnnaKirsten Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007   General Artist
Such an achievement to obtain the splash and swirl of a wave in this manner!
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AnnaKirsten Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007   General Artist
PS I was reading =kmaier99's very realistic evaluation, but...

Firstly I'd like to say that the gull actually held my eye within the picture and I find it to create a good counterpoint balance to the formation of the waves moving outwards.

Secondly, her style is vastly different to yours, and I can see where she would be coming from, but I believe that you both work well within each of your styles and techniques.
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bluecnidaria Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is lovely. and i do love all the tricks.... i'm fond of them myself... salt, cling wrap, masque fluid.....
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Janie-G Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007
Thank you! Yes, the tricks are the fun bit I think. :)
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inspyretash Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2007
Love the detail and almost texture you've created in the wave. Half expected to find horses leaping through the foam on closer inspection.
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Janie-G Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2007
That would have been an idea.:)
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kmaier99 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2007
Sorry about the typos...I sometimes need to reboot my computer to make my keyboard work correctly...this is one of those times.
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Janie-G Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2007
No problem.:)
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kmaier99 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2007
I love the waves.
I would love to see more value range in almost all of your work, and a bit more saturation...but I couldnt possibly say it's due to any error in your painting...could be anything from the paint itself to the photograph. I also dont rule out it being a matter of taste...I go nuts with color...perhaps I am a poor judge. :P
On theis specif painting the composition bothers me some..that last wave on the left is leaving the page and so are my eyes. Woild have liked to seen the effects of its edge and the negative space created had it not been cut off.
You have wonderful draftsmanship and it gives your paintings great stregnth...I dont think this one has so much drawing involved, yet retains solidity...with a bit more flair added in.
Anyways...you and artists like you are why I am on DA. You produce true, enduring, and beautiful art.
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Janie-G Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2007
Hi,thanks for the comments.That was helpful and I agree about the composition problems. When I'd finished it I realised that my eyes left the page too and I should have done something to prevent that.I think that I painted this spontaneously with no planning so maybe that was what happened.Again,thanks for taking the time to evaluate the work.I appreciate it.:)
Janie
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LouiseOdier Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2007
this is absolut amazing! great. :)

susanna
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Janie-G Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2007
Thank you!Again!
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BRipin Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2007
Watercolors at their best - beautiful vibrancy, luminosity, and brilliance.
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Janie-G Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2007
Thank you so much for this!It's very much appreciated.:)
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witchesrose Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Whaw, I love this one, the colours are great!!!
The tricks do their job well...;-) A wonderfull work...
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sanderus Featured By Owner May 2, 2007
Great work! Great technique :)
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Janie-G Featured By Owner May 2, 2007
Thank you,I'm glad you liked it.Some of it was a risk take but enjoyable.
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WelshWench Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2007
Stunning work, I could get totally lost in this.
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lostneuron Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2007
Wow this is amazing! Seeing your paintings is really humbling
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Janie-G Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2007
I feel pretty humble after all these nice comments!This one had the whole works thrown at it...masking fluid,spattered gouache,gum arabic in the paint etc.Just a load of tricks.....
Janie
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lostneuron Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2007
Even so, you have to be able to use the "tricks" well in the first place :)
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Janie-G Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2007
Fair comment!I've been incredibly lucky to have had a truly inspirational teacher for a few years.Her work is really amazing!I wish she'd show it here you'd all love it I know.
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lostneuron Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2007
I'd love to have a teacher, sounds nice :)
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Janie-G Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2007
She's wonderful,you'd like her....very creative and good at spotting what's wrong with the painting but today we were told she's giving up teaching for a while.Shock horror!!!
Anyway,less about me.Tell me how you started to paint and what you like
as a subject and if you get much time to do it.
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lostneuron Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2007
My now ex-girlfriend gave me some paints as I'd always drawn and regretted giving up art. But I've only started to paint since we split up... I have too much time, and I enjoy painting. Especially after never painting before... there's something wonderful about seeing a creation in colour. But even though I have enough time to paint lots more than I do, I struggle to find something I'd like to paint, then even more to begin. I like to paint portraits and humanity.
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Janie-G Featured By Owner May 1, 2007
Sorry,I only just found your comment.Well,you seem to be painting for all the right reasons and I'm sure you'll find it's impossible to give up now you've begun.Sometimes it's hard to find something you desperately want to paint but then a whole lot come along together and there's a manic burst of energy.I find I can't force it but I just wait and something always turns up in the end.Sometimes I just doodle with colour for the pleasure of seeing them mix.Lovely!
Janie
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