Jennifer Gibson
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  • Tacoma, WA
  • United States

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Drippy water paint art .

Started this discussion. Last reply by Desiree May 19, 2015. 1 Reply

has anyone ever noticed that when you go to make a water paint picture sometimes there's too much water and blends together  I use a paper towel to dry it up a little bit but kind of smudges the…READ MORE


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I'm so nervous

Posted on May 21, 2015 at 5:49pm 3 Comments

I have my canvas gesso and my paint brushes ready I'm nervous and a little bit scared. I then I think in my mind should I try watercolor or acrylic . Which is more forgiving? Which one will I mess up less with. I appreciate the canvas to much to slaughter it with my novice brush strokes and then I  breath in and out and hold off another day. Has anyone that has created these most amazing pieces of the human emotion had this problem when you first put paint to canvas? Let me know how you…


Rain easy or hard!

Posted on May 17, 2015 at 8:01pm 0 Comments

I want to learn how to sketch Rain on a window pane which is funny because I live in Washington state lol. It rains continuously here and eventually I would like to turn it into a painting. But I can't seem to get it right. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks everyone

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At 4:39pm on June 4, 2015, Kink Jarfold said…

Hi, Jennifer, thanks for the kind comments about my work.  As soon as I get some time, I want to get a look at your blog.  That NERVOUS title caught my interest.

At 12:18am on May 24, 2015, Carol Mary Weir said…

Thanks Jennifer, I have just finished this painting in acrylics for my son, it is his camper van, I painted from a photo, it all comes down to observation and practise, the more you use a certain medium the more familiar it becomes as you learn what you can and can't do with it. Most of my work is in acrylics but I started with pencil and then pen and ink, then tried watercolours and pastels and then acrylics which I found suited me, i've also tried oil paint which I love but it takes too long to dry for me as I haven't much storage space, I work in the corner of my kitchen now!  But I hope the windows and what I said will be of help to you on your own unique journey x

At 7:55pm on May 23, 2015, Carol Mary Weir said…

ps I tried to paint what I saw in the windows, the light makes some just white and others you see reflections or right through to what is behind, hope that helps

At 7:53pm on May 23, 2015, Carol Mary Weir said…

Hi Jennifer, glad my comments were useful, I think I may have worked out how to upload a picture to this post with the campervan windows, we'll see in a minute!

At 7:49pm on May 23, 2015, Carol Mary Weir said…

At 6:59pm on May 22, 2015, Carol Mary Weir said…

If you want to paint rain on the window (or metal objects with their shadows and shines) I have found that you really need to look at the thing you want to paint and try painting what you actually see not what you may think is there.  Put dark, light and midtones where you actually see them, it may feel as if you are drawing or painting an abstract because of the different shades and shapes you'll see.  Hope that may help you with the rain drops, I think I read that you can post a picture to help someone if I knew how i'd post a small part of a recent painting of a camper van so that you can see the windscreen and windows on that but not sure how at the moment.

Regarding your question about acrylics or watercolour - I find acrylics the most forgiving as once it dries which is fairly quickly, you can paint over it - not so easy to fix a watercolour though. xxx

At 3:54pm on May 19, 2015, Desiree said…

You're welcome, Jennifer! Go for it :-) And thank you for the friends add!! Muah!

At 2:58am on May 18, 2015, Sarah Tansey said…
I found it helps to just get stuck in. I started with pastels and good rough paper and have fun!
At 8:21pm on May 17, 2015, Kink Jarfold said…

Hi, Jennifer, thanks for the LIKES!

At 9:12pm on May 16, 2015, cheekyjane said…

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