Hello Silvana, Muchas Gracias!!! I am glad you enjoyed my 'nino' with is fishing pole. I looked at your art and very much enjoy your style of painting. I am basically a watercolorist but this past Sept while on a trip to the UK I met an artist who introduced me to scratch art and I fell in love with this medium. It's excellent for furry animals and I do many pet portraits on commission..Again, thank you for commenting on my art.. Chuck (mismo de Carlos) Warner :) XX
Hello Silvana, thank you for your comment and thought. Is scratch art painting, hmmmm in a way it is. When I have created my basic picture I then apply a light wash of watercolors and when it's dry I scratch again. These steps are repeated until I am satisfied with the work. Applying many watercolor washes to achieve the desired result is the same as I do in my watercolor works and my ink and watercolor washes. By numerous applications of w/c paint and re-scratching a certain texture and depth is achieved.. So, painting, yes and maybe no. :) But still a beautiful multi-media art piece can be had.... Chuck :) XX
Thank you for taking the time to comment on my WIP rose painting in the Flemish method (the umber layer). I appreciate it. Silvana, the trick is to have more than one painting going at a time so while one is drying you still have something to paint on. I have a thing that I think of..........I dont care how long a painting takes me, if it is the best thing I have ever done. I just want to paint and so if I am painting on the same painting it makes no difference.....I am still painting. I am not after quantity in #s of paintings finished, I am after quality of the best I can do. Flemish has never let me down.....they are always superior to anything (other method) I have ever tried.
Hi Silvana, Thank you!! I started painting when I retired at the age of 70, I am 76 now. I tried acrylics and oils, 6 months each and then watercolors and I was hooked. I fell in love with watercolors. I have been painting with w/c's now for 5 yrs and really enjoy w/c and ink, with watercolor wash. I found scratch art in Sept of last year while on a trip to the UK. When I returned at the end of Sept. I purchased materials and started scratching.. So far I've sold 5 of my pieces.. I am currently working on another leopard, but this one is lapping up water out of a small stream.. I am delighted to get to know you.. Chuck (Carlos) :) XX
Hello Silvana, Thank you, I love to see elk in the wild, we have them in the area where our summer home is located. Sometimes we see them walking through the yard. By doing some of the animals we have in that area, while still here in the desert, I will have something to sell when I get up in the high country. Maybe a squirrel or deer next... Thanks again... Chuck :) XX PS yes those are shadows of my hands..hahhahahahha light was on behind me.. I'll have to be more careful next time :)