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Wear and Tear by frechstudios Wear and Tear by frechstudios
Wear and Tear, Watercolor, 11"x14", $225

I have my summer students drawing from life off of a plaster cast that I own. I have some demos of him with the kids and I spend a lot of time drawing him over and over again when I have nothing else to do and just for practice I work from it.

After a while I felt like doing a painting of him. I was really attracted to the textures on him and the shadows created. The lighting is interesting as well, and the colors are varied which makes this still life interesting.

I wanted to throw in a worn out background with pealing paint as I thought it would add to the worn out effect on the face which would create more of a narrative. I love using stark contrasts, rusty colors and try things out that a lot of other watercolor artists don't push - such as the stark coloring and contrast as opposed to the faded desaturated typically WC appearance.

This experiment was a great choice and I hope to do more in the future, but right now I have to really think about moving onto horses and animals :)
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blue-jaryn Aug 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Great textures!
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:iconkatanear:
A strong painting. That caught my attention. :thumbsup:
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NordicLynx Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like how you made the rust. It looks very realistic
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Marcysiabush Aug 2, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
So lovely, great effect! I love all your latest additions, but I haven't get enought time to go through them ;) I hope you will forgive me. I see that you are trying new different things, great for you ! :woohoo:
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frechstudios Aug 4, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you and no worry. I understand, it is tough to get through all of the wonderful messages and comments, I like to answer every comment but I can't sometimes :( Hope you are well!
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Marcysiabush Aug 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I am, but have no tame lately for the comments as you . I have a renovation in a new apartment. Me and my boyfriend need to fix it as fast as its possible ^^ Were allmost finished ;)
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ebonypen Jul 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The way you replicated the textures of wearing plaster and paint turned out very nice :) From the thumb, I couldn't quite tell if this was supposed to be a person, but now at second glance, it is a fantastic mask! speaking of which, that's such an unusual subject to paint in my opinion. great work, as usual!
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frechstudios Aug 4, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, it is unusual but it was for the students, that I teach, to use. I try to do what they are doing just so that they can see my process and the way I approach a subject. It is always fun and they get a lot from it. :)
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Amaterasu1960 Jul 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's beautiful, I love the colours and the way you explain how you did it !
yes, most of the WC don't use stark contrast and fiber colours, but now we all see that it's beautiful!
(sorry for my english) :D
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frechstudios Aug 4, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
No problem :D I appreciate the comment, thank you :) And yes I am big into pushing WCs to the further I can :)
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