This was how the experiment started yesterday. On Sunday we had a lovely demo on a technique using heavy levels of staining watercolor on a wet sheet with a wet synthetic chamois underneath to keep the moisture levels high. So I tried it at home.
Once you have all the paint on nice and juicy, you take stiff bristle brushes and lift out lights and designs. I was going for desert foliage. The paint then took forever to dry!
Today I went in and played with adding color and making the shapes more. While I’m not crazy about the whole image, I like part of it cropped, and that’s below:
So what did I learn? I learned (again) that it’s fun to play and that i want to be more judicious in what I lift off next time and how much I work the paper. But I like the suggestion of more pear pads behind these and the interesting colors. This is an experiment I will try again!
I’ve also learned that I’m enjoying the 30 in 30 painting the MOST this time. I’m a third of the way through already, and I’m still going strong and enjoying it. hope you’re liking glimpses into my daily painting process…