Friday, 17 June 2011

Visiting Your Blog

This is a painting in my sketchbook I made yesterday. It was really just an excuse to try out that particular colour combo! I've used watercolours here but I think it could work in acrylic too. I do tend to paint different subject matter depending on which medium I use. My acrylic work is more abstract and experimental but the watercolour work figurative and more 'precise'. I'd like to combine the two but still they remain separate.
Do other artists do this too? If you are an artist, have you found this with your own work?

Could I just say, if you think I haven't been visiting your blog recently when I usually do, I have! :) It's just that in the last couple of weeks Blogger won't let me leave comments on the posts where I have to choose my profile from a drop-down menu. I expect other people might have had the same problem? Please could you change your settings if yours is one of the blogs that do this. I miss commenting! :)

Robin from Wiccan Writes has changed her settings and it works!

This is what you do:
1. Go to your dashboard page.
2. Click on 'Settings', then choose 'Comments'.
3. Change the option to 'pop-up box' and voila!



Cynthia Schelzig said...

gorgeous the colors!
I use watercolor for certain things and acrylics for others...I have used acylics as a resist when dry with watercolors over top....a real thin coat of white acrylic saves whites and also stamp into a piece with acrylic and do the rest in watercolor...the stamped image remains but ghost-like quality plus the list goes on but I won´t bore you with all my laboratory findings:) Have a great weekend!

Jessie said...

Oh you're not bring me in the slightest! :) I'm itching to get home to try that out now. Thanks so much Cynthia!

renilde said...

Hello Jessie, those colours work great together, i love the background colours. And yes i know what you mean i tend to work a bit more 'realistic' using acrylics, even paint faces while working in gouache i rather paint them in shadows(also representing the light and dark side of us human beings). When i'm sketching or drawing i usualy immediatly get the feeling whether a sketch will work in this or that medium, sometimes they are suitable for more then one technique. Gouaches i often paint without sketching first.
Have a nice weekend! x

Jessie said...

Thanks Renilde, I think that's the difference with me too. With watercolour I usually draw in pencil first and paint differently in acrylic because it kind of eveolves as I go along. :)

Cori Lynn Berg said...

Hi Jessie! ♥ How funny ... because watercolour in many ways is harder to tame! But it may be that you can use pens with it and other materials that are better for drawing, etc...
And, yes, I've had the same problem with comments for quite some time now... it doesnt happen on everyone's page. If I'm able, I'll leave a comment using my URL and name instead.

rachel awes said...

i know diane was having similar blog challenges at
& i wonder if in connecting w/her, she'd have any ideas?
love your beauty here! always!!!

Dyche Designs said...

Beautiful work, different mediums definitely lend themselves to different ways of working.

I hear you about blogger, it's been a nightmare recently.

Clare said...

your lady has a coy shy look - but underneath i suspect she is quiet a handful. Isn't it annoying when your can't comment - if i really really have to comment i email the blogger.

Jessie said...

Thanks Cori, yes I do that too where I can but there are still quite a lot of blogs that won't let me sign in, it's so frustrating!
Thnakyou Rachel, your posts are so lovely I wish I could comment on them! :)
Thanks Kathryn :)
Thanks Clare, I think she might have something to say but hasn't said it yet!:)

Charlotte said...

I love the colour palette in this, and she has a lovely, arch, sideways glance. Very flirtatious.

I know what you mean about water colours, even though they are my preferred medium. Sometimes I wish I could loosen up with them. I don't get on so well with impasto paints, not patient enough I guess.

I don't know whether I have a drop down profile, I'm a bit technically inept.

Anonymous said...

She's pure beauty Jessie, what a sweetheart!

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Fabulous art Jessie...gorgeous colors...and sweet expression she beholds....such spirit and so beautiful! Sorry about your bloggy probs..i have some too..hope it is all fixed!
Thanks for the info too!

Have a happy wkd!

C.B. said...

The color combo is fabulous. Beautiful work.

Karen said...

I use acrylics all the time but I use them differently depending on what I'm painting on. If I paint on canvas I use them thicker with less detail and when I use them on watercolour paper I always add much more detail and paint thinner. I love both but I think I'm quicker with the paper? Strange isn't it... or aren't we! ;) I love both of your ways of working. x

Tammie Lee said...

so lovely
her expression makes me smile and wonderful colors too.
I don't think I change what I am doing because of the medium. Often my pieces get acrylics, colored pencils and watercolor, odd I suppose but that is how I have been learning.
Hope you figure out the problem with leaving comments. I have read other people having that problem as well.

naomi orana said...

You have really achieved wonderful character in her face and the colours are so fantastic!

Silke said...

That's a beautiful little painting! I love the colors you used!

You know, I had changed my settings to the pop-up box but people still had problems. I think it's a blogger problem that hopefully will get fixed soon...

Happy Sunday! Hugs, Silke

Jessie said...

Thankyou all so much :) I've really enjoyed reading about how you use the different mediums. It's good to see how other people do it so that I can try out new ideas.
I hope this pop-out tip helps a few more of us to comment!xx

Amalia K said...

Oooh, I love this sweet girl, Jessie. I think the dark background really works with the vibrant colors.

You know, I had the same problem with the drop down menu, but only that some people couldn't comment on my blog! Hence the pop up page... :))

Have a lovely day! oxx

Jessie said...

Thanks Amalia :)

Brenda Stevens said...

adore you! recently started writing again..joined a group on FB if you ever have the time join us GBE2. Would love to share your art with them all. Left a link just now to one of our fellows who is just picking up their brushes again. I don't think i found you by accident today : ) MUAH!

Kerri said...

i often get notes about people not able to leave comments and just figured the problem was on their end since other people ARE able to leave comments. but thx to your post, i just changed the setting to pop up box so hopefully that will fix it and make it more user friendly for all. i don't know what the difference is, but whatever.

always LOVE your artwork!!!

katecreate said...

I love the sketch that you did! It is absolutely beautiful.