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Watercolor Painting - The Ordination by MDanette Smith

The Ordination is a painting by MDanette Smith which was uploaded on February 10th, 2010.

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MDanette Smith

These paintings start with a large piece of paper that is sectioned off. When I started using gouache, I would paint the most interesting part of the photograph first and leave the rest for later. Well, later never came and the painting stayed incomplete. Instead of working that way, I decided to section off the photograph and paint square by square. Finishing a square was like finishing a painting. So, when I tired, I would stop and have the other squares left to finish. Each square may be off a little, but somehow it worked. I enjoy painting this way! Thanks so much for your comment.

Lucinda  Hansen

I was taken with your style. And am so curious about the small squares technique. Are those actually separate peices of paper,set like a mosaic, or do you create small separate paintings on the larger paper. I think it is creative and unusual either way. You have a gift.

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