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sophista-tiki orignals Dawn Frasier
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Posted: 2011-11-02 1:12 pm   Permalink

Hot press= smooth papers, cold press= bumpy papers. I like both, prefered the smooth, and made myself learn the rough. higher quality papers are less absorbant I've started some pieces that I had to throw out because the paper sucked. I find that on some pieces I still feel the need to ink it after I'm done with the painting part just to crisp it up. I think its a cool effect to paint in after the inking too.
Dr Martins now makes a semi transparent watercolor kind of like a liquid acrylic, its a happy medium. I'm dying to get the new Dan Smith watercolor sticks, which are pure pigment. I like paints with really saturated colors. Maybe I'll get them for christmas.

I've been painting watercolors since I was 12, my mom was a watercolor teacher, and it still took me 20 + yrs to get the hang of it.or to at least find what worked for me.I still think thers some improvement to be achieved.

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Posted: 2011-11-02 2:07 pm   Permalink

I tried watercolor pencils - does that count? Actually Dawn, you inspire me - one of these days I'm going to take a watercolor class to see if that will help me a little.
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Posted: 2011-11-04 10:12 am   Permalink

a little more progress



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Posted: 2011-11-06 10:13 am   Permalink

I totally dig all of your stuff!

I'm need yo start a dialogue with you on facebook & get a few pieces from you. I especially liked those fabric wall-hanging deals you posted a few months ago.

Very cool stuff Dawn!


 
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Posted: 2011-11-06 10:40 am   Permalink

oh thank you,
I'm currently working on my M Modern show. Opening is Dec 10.
After that I'll get back to work on my book of tapa designs. which shpuld have been done by now, time just goes by wAAAay too fast.
I think maybe you are refering to my decor line DAWNCRAFT the the tapa designs on canvas.??
I will also be making more of those soon.
you can check out whats currently availible at my website
http://www.sophista-tiki.com/index.html
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Posted: 2011-11-07 4:00 pm   Permalink

I love this!


Keep em coming Dawn!


You Rock!


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Posted: 2011-11-07 5:10 pm   Permalink

thanks for the complimenst puts a smile on my face!!


 
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Posted: 2011-11-07 5:50 pm   Permalink

Nice work in progress! Congrats on the M Modern show!

 
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Posted: 2011-11-08 11:06 am   Permalink




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Posted: 2011-11-08 11:22 am   Permalink


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Posted: 2011-11-08 1:27 pm   Permalink

currently on the desk









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Posted: 2011-11-09 11:36 am   Permalink

Wow! you have been keeping busy! Looks like some wonderful new stuff on the horizon. I really admire your control of this medium, I will keep watching in riveted fascination. What does the sign in the background on the one painting say? Port something or other?

 
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Posted: 2011-11-09 11:38 am   Permalink

the sign says Beyond Bali Hai, Enter here

 
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Posted: 2011-11-09 4:03 pm   Permalink

Oh, I like the one with the shield you posted yesterday

Let me get this straight - you painted only blues and greens for a year because Ruzic said you couldn't do it?
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Posted: 2011-11-30 10:51 am   Permalink

Finally starting to get pieces in frames today after 4 days of framing prep. Its been a frenzy of cutting, gluing, and clamping a I resize my vintage frame shats to fit all the new pieces. Hopefully I'll be ready toship out tomorow. I'm still short 3 frames But I'm heading over to Peas tonight to see what she has. If not I'll just have to make frame stock from scratch.




hers the info about the M Modern gig, in California Events.
reception is Dec 9 7-9:30 M Modern Palm Springs
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=41619&forum=17
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