Master Copy of a painting seen in a YouTube video. Original by: Jean-Baptiste ÔhSize:
24in x 30in, 61cm x 76.2cmMedium:
Watercolor paints, Fiber Tip Pens, Rubber LatexSurface:
Hand-stretched Watercolor Canvas over wooden frameTime:
4 weeks (sketch, mask, paint, pens)Original For Sale?:
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Yes! Story Behind the Artwork
This is the commissioned painting that gave me the reason to paint this small one:
The client saw the original painting in a YouTube video and wanted a master copy. Using screen shots and a reverse image search, I did the line drawing using the grid method onto paper, which was then transferred with graphite to the canvas. Used rubber latex to mask off the white and used watercolor tube paints and fiber tip markers. The rubber latex stayed on the painting for 2 weeks and it didn't damage the surface at all.
Sides will be painted and a wire hanger will be attached; then it goes off to Canada!
I am being commissioned to do a large watercolor painting on water absorbent canvas. The canvas is a new medium for me, so I decided to make a small canvas to practice and learn how the paint and my style work on canvas. Because the client wanted an odd shape (24in x 30in) I had to buy a roll of primed canvas and stretch it myself, which gave me the opportunity to make this small one.
Result: I LOVE working with watercolor canvas! I rarely do watercolor because the paper, no matter how thick, is very unforgiving to me. I like to apply and rework what I put down. I have trouble keeping the luminescence of the white background through the paint so I have to lift pigment a lot. I can do that with canvas all the way to the end!! Gel pens and fiber pens still work on the surface and I can use my rubber latex as the masking fluid and not worry about it ripping the surface! I am a sold believer in the canvas and if possible, only use canvas.