Sunday, July 20, 2008

I've Been Lied To....

My camera lied to me!! I don't know what this world is coming to when a mechanical device can lie. But then again, scales were always lying to me. No, really. The number displayed on the scale could not possibly be correct! Hey. This is my world. Anything is possible.

But back to the camera... this morning a tiny wee thought drifted ever so softly through my mind. It just didn't seem right that the batteries in my camera were 'done'. It was just too soon. So I grabbed the camera and took a picture of a pile of laundry. (It was a test, okay.) The camera worked!?! Mumble, mumble, mumble. I quickly tossed my two small watercolor tests down and took a picture.

 
First, let me state that very little time was taken with either one of these paintings. I think its clear as to which one was done with the wc pencils and which was done with the traditional watercolors.

The color blue, once again, did not change when water was added. No painting effect with the blue. (could be an isolated thing. maybe.) I suppose that I could increase the contrast by putting more wc pencil on and wetting it again.

I think the 'regular' wc has more life to it and the pencils have more control.
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6 comments:

Wanda said...

Those are great little watercolors.
I love the shadow on the hat, and the table...nice bouquet too.

I finally got a batterie charger, and lo and behold, I can always have 4 batteries ready. I love it, cause before, I'd been out some where and see something really cool, and the batteries were dead.
I think I got a charger for under $15.00. Already saved me a ton in batteries.

I started my painting from the photo Jose gave me of an old mexican man he took on this trip recently. Hopefully I can finish it next week.

Have a great weekend...nice to see your art work again.

Sandy said...

I agree with Wanda, nice to see your art work again and also to see the difference with pencils vs. paints. I like it, especially the bottom one. Very nice.

I'm glad your camera is a liar. I have noticed that possibly you might have a surface charge that allowed you to take a few more pics..that's happened to me...but then again maybe your camera IS a liar.

cat's momma said...

It's cool to see two different versions and I'm so glad you could take more pictures!

Rosy said...

I too also have a battery charger however there are times I even forget to charged up my batteries and then I only have myself to blame for that bit!

I like your bottom hat the best.

Rosy said...

I too also have a battery charger however there are times I even forget to charged up my batteries and then I only have myself to blame for that bit!

I like your bottom hat the best.

Travelling Goddess said...

Hey, nice little watercolor!! Really like the bottom one....CC did ya try putting the water down first and then see if the blue will come out better....just a thought...I don't care for watercolor pensils that much...then again, I never really did anything with them.