Nu en dan vind ik het heel plezant om een basislaag te maken met aquarelverf en Bister en dat heb ik hier nog eens gedaan. Vervolgens tekende ik  voor het eerst het mooie patroon  Amphora van Lily Moon. Ik had het eerst getekend met een oranje  pen maar het was niet wat ik wou en ik ben erover gegaan met een witte gelpen en benadrukt met zwarte accenten. Daarna vulde ik mijn tile aan met Joki, Icanthis en Tipple. De kleuren van de aquarel werden hier en daar bijgewerkt met kleurpotloden om deze wat te versterken.

Sometimes, I really like to make a background in watercolors and Bistre en that is exactly what I have done again. Then I have drawn Lily’s lovely pattern Amphora. It is the first time that I have used this tangle but I like the pattern very much and will use it more in the future. I started with an orange pen but I didn’t like the result and so I redifined the lines with a white gellypen and made accents with a black pen. I added Joki, Icanthis and Tipple. To finish I have made the colours a bit stronger by using ordinary colourpencils.

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60 Comments

  1. 59

    Beautiful watercolor background and tangles. Lovely tile!

  2. 55
    Anja says:

    Gorgeous! Happy Sunday Evening, dear Ria!

    • 58
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you Anja, this was again an experiment with watercolors, very pleasant to do.
      We had a wonderful sunny sunday and I think you too, warm regards from Belgium and have a good week!

  3. 54
    Susan Theron says:

    This is absolutely gorgeous – I real work of art. Love everything about it. Reminds me of a beautiful rock painting.

    • 57
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you Susan, I’m very glad you like my tile with watercolours on the background.

  4. 53
    Jennifer Sparrow says:

    Gorgeous colors and texture, Ria!

  5. 51
    Ilse says:

    Very beautiful, Ria!

  6. 49

    What a beautiful tile, Ria. Of course, I’d expect nothing less from you. Your work is always wonderful. And I love your use of color. What can you tell me about Bistre?

    • 50
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you very much Audrie, that is very kind what you wrote and I am glad you like my tile. I just followed a few lessons to use watercolours as a background. I like watercolors. When the paint is still wet, I put a little bit of Bistre powder on the surface (not to much) that gives always special results. I never can make the same tile twice, it is always a surprise. I buy this kind of powders in specialized shops and I think it is also available in the U..S.A.
      Here are two links, maybe they can help you. I wish you success!
      https://www.britannica.com/art/bistre
      http://www.powertex-opleidingen.nl/colourful-bister/

  7. 47

    Oh my! I adore the earth tones you used and the organic feel you gave each of the tangles… it feels like a landscape I’d love to explore. The detailing you used in the center section of amphora is wonderful! Beautiful!

  8. 45
    Lily Moon says:

    I like it so much! Beautiful! 💖

    • 46
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you very much Lily for this compliment, I’m a big fan of your work and Amphora and your other tangles are gorgeous, I’m glad you like this tile!

  9. 43
    Katy Kehoe says:

    This feels so organic. It is soothing and beautiful! You incorporate the obscure lines from the watercolor so exquisitely. Love it!

  10. 41
    JillD says:

    Wonderful tile! As some others have said it has a “beach” feel to it, lovely objects washing ashore in your playful color palette! So fun:)

  11. 39
    michele says:

    This is such a beautifully organic piece! It makes me think of the beach;-)

    • 40
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you MIchele, you never know what the result is gonna be when you use watercolors, that is nice and I like that.

  12. 37
    CCourtois says:

    Beautiful tangleations of Amphora ! Beautiful colors !

  13. 35
    Lianne says:

    Ria, I love how you used the various colours on the tile and placed the tangles in just the right spots.

  14. 33
    Duane says:

    Hi Ria, Nice work on the tile for this week. Your tile looks like a painting instead of a drawing. What a nice composition with beautiful artwork which all blends together so nicely. You need to frame this tile and display it in your house, or at the mall, or art gallery, whatever you have where you live.

    • 34
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Sometimes I really like to use watercolours, it seems more difficult than it is. In fact, I just splash some watercolors on wet paper and let the colors flow into each other (you can help a little by blowing) than I trow a little Bistre Powder on the (still wet) surface and that’it! Let the paper dry and put some tangles on it.
      Thank you for your nice comment, I’m glad you like the result.

  15. 31
    Dudley Bacon says:

    I absolutely love the weathered look with the tangles that compliment it so much with the Amphora path leading my eyes through it.

    • 32
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you very much Dudley for your kind words. I’m glad you like this tile.

  16. 29
    Sue Clark says:

    Love the colors and all the movement on your tile!

  17. 25
    maddy says:

    Verrassende tile! Mooie combinatie en ook ik ben tevreden dat ik bister heb leren gebruiken. Geeft altijd een mooi effect. De strepen (ons Margit?) geven er een bepaalde “Flow” aan. Kan er naar blijven kijken..Dankjewel Ria..

    • 28
      Ria Matheussen says:

      De achtergrond voor dit werk werd gemaakt bij Jacqueline verleden woensdag en ik heb er 4 tiles uit geknipt. Eigenlijk heb ik de strepen inderdaad aan Margit te danken. Ik ben blij met de leuke commentaren maar hoe die strepen er precies op komen, daar wil ik pas wat meer over vertellen in een volgende post. Dat moet nog eventjes een verrassing blijven. Het tanglewerk is nu bescheiden gebleven maar ik ben toch tevreden over het eindresultaat. Ik weet dat jij kunt dat evengoed kunt Maddy, probeer het eens. Er zijn zoveel mooie en éénvoudige patronen die erop passen…
      Ik ben erg blij met je trouwe commentaren.

  18. 24

    Sweet little piece of art! This one reminds me in a way of a cavepainting, don´t know why… Lovely.

    • 27
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you Anita, that is very nice of you. I’m glad you like the result, you never know how the colours flow and that is why I love it!

  19. 23
    Sandra says:

    Hello Ria 🙂
    Your tile is absolute wonderful! I love the colours and your way to tangle Amphora is really nice. Love it!

  20. 17
    Annemarie says:

    Wat doet Blister toch mooie dingen!!!! Je hele tile is erg mooi, zeker ook met de witte highlights.

    • 22
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Dank je wel Annemarie. Ik heb het gebruik van Bister geleerd in een cursus aquarel. (speciaal om achtergronden te leren schilderen) Wij “moesten” op onze natte ondergrond een heel klein beetje Bisterpoeder gooien, dat geeft telkens verrassende effecten. Sommigen schilderen ook gewoon met verdunde Bisters, of verstuiven daarna gewoon nog wat water op de Bister, altijd speciale effecten maar je moet wel oppassen dat je niet teveel poeder gebruikt, dan wordt het somber. Het enige nadeel is dat je nooit tweemaal dezelfde achtergrond kan verkrijgen, het blijft telkens een verrassing, maar dat vind ik wel fijn.

  21. 16
    HeidiSue says:

    Love it! I love the simplicity of your amphora, and the color scheme is so lovely. Very well done!

    • 21
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you Heidi, You know, I love the combination of watercolors and Zentanglepatterns and I liked this background too, it was not necessary to fill the whole space.

  22. 15
    Karen says:

    I love the watercolour effect, you inspire me to try it! Lovely tile!

    • 20
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you Karen. Using watercolors as a background is easy and pleasant, but to be honest: I never can create two times the same effect. It turns out every time in a different way. I just use a lot of water then I let the colors flow into each other.

  23. 14
    Jean Chaney says:

    Gorgeous colors with lovely tangles. It does look underwatery to me as well, Ria. Maybe it is the nice flow you created.

    • 19
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thanks Jean, I’m fond of watercolors because they always give me unexpected surprising effects.I ‘m glad, that my tile looks a bit like underwater. I didn’t think about that but it turned out that way.

  24. 13

    Love the background, and the tangles look great on it!

  25. 11
    Trudi says:

    Very soothing, nine is right I think underwater when I look at it 🙂

    • 12
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you very much Trudi, I didn’t think about water when I started, watercolours always go their own way but I’m satisfied with the result and I’m glad you like it.

  26. 9
    Bine says:

    Wow, your Diva Tile is amazing. It reminds me of an underwater world. Beautiful colours.

  27. 7
    Lorna says:

    Really beautiful, like ocean waves

  28. 5

    Love the colors in this challenge tile. It reminds me of a forest floor.

    • 6
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you Kate, sometimes I really need to use my watercolors, I like the results and it gives me inner peace. I’m glad you like the result.

  29. 2
    Deanne B says:

    Wow! Such a cool effect Ria! It reminds me of the beach! Very peaceful and calming for me to look at. I can almost hear the waves of the ocean! 🙂

    • 4
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you Deanne for this lovely compliment. Drawing with watercolours is always relaxing. I just let the colours flow, put some Bistre on and let it dry. I like this way of making tiles, for me much easier than on white paper. I’m glad you like the result.

  30. 1

    Erg mooi en ik houd van deze kleuren. Prachtig gedaan Ria.

    • 3
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Dank je wel Carmela. Een achtergrond maken met aquarelverf is altijd leuk. Je kan geen twee keren dezelfde maken, maar ik hou vel van dat onverwachtse resultaat.

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