Thursday, May 5, 2011
Day 2: First Wash
Today paint went to paper. There's no turning back now and one day I'll find out if I've been deluding myself. First problem encountered, the paper was drier than I thought, sucking up the water wash before I completed the Ochre, Alizarin and Cobalt washes. Sponging did little to remove unwanted paint, (if the air turns "blue" around here, there is a certain friend who's partially responsible :) for putting this idea in my head). Why is this a problem? Watercolours paint from light to dark, you leave white or try to wash it out later. Knew I should've gone with my first idea of using the masking fluid as soon as I'd started. Still all is not lost yet ... patience is required until the end ... not over working before the "masterpiece" is just about ready for framing.